The not-so-friendly skies of Central Colorado

Column by Hal Walter Military overflights – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine I COULD HEAR THEM COMING before I could see them. The drone of low-flying cargo planes distracted me from my work. I turned to my big office window and watched as the olive-drab behemoths came into view, buzzing single-file like giant bumblebees […]

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Don’t fight city hall, unless there’s no other way

Essay by Ed Quillen Politics – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine THE OLD SAYING is that “You can’t fight City Hall,” but I’ve been doing it anyway, with a lawsuit filed on April 28 against the City of Salida. It was never my life’s ambition to take our mayor and city council — some […]

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Putting it to rest

Essay by Paul Larmer Residency – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine “I’m a third-generation Coloradan,” the man tells me, leaning in close across the kitchen table inside his trailer home. “My people settled country down in southern Colorado.” I read between the lines: “I belong here. Do you?”

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So who’s really a native?

Essay by Allen Best Residency – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine by Allen Best A few years ago I was out on a backcountry ski trip with a guy from Englewood, a computer programmer who works for what we used to call a military-industrial contractor. He began railing about the migration o

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Decline of the Aspen by Club 20

Review by Ed Quillen Forestry – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Decline of the Aspen Special Report on the Health of National Forests in Colorado by the Club 20 Research Foundation Published in 1998 by Club 20 P.O. Box 550 Grand Junction CO 81502

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Riding the Higher Range by Steve Voynick

Review by Ed Quillen Livestock – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Riding the Higher Range – The Story of Colorado’s Coleman Ranch and Coleman Natural Beef by Stephen M. Voynick Published in 1998 by Glenn Melvin Coleman Distributed by Big Horn Booksellers, Fort Collins ISBN 0-9662331-0-7

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The integrated art of Lucia Hand

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Artists – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR POTTER AND LINGUIST Lucia Hand, the visual arts and the art of communication go, well, hand in hand. “They’re all about the same process of learning and testing and having the courage to try new and different ways of expressing […]

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Conceived at Climax

Letter by P. Geoffrey Feiss Residency – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine No carpetbagger; indeed, he was conceived at Climax Dear Mr. Quillen: One of my oldest friends, Doug Brady, who now lives high on a terrace above Buena Vista on the flanks of Mt. Princeton, sent me a copy of your grand article […]

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Portland really isn’t planning to become Los Angeles

Letter by Bob Engel Planning – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Portland really isn’t planning to become Los Angeles Dear Editor: In the article titled “Portland Plans to Becomes Los Angeles?” (Colorado Central, January 1998), the author, Randal O’Toole, manipulates the data to support his jaundiced view of Oregon’s approach to planning. His article […]

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You can find gates all over the place

Letter by Slim Wolfe Boundaries – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Somehow, you can find gates just about anywhere you look Colorado Central: So you’ve got a bug up your butt about gated communities, as well you should. First time I sighted the San Luis Valley I knew I’d found the best gates around, […]

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Only human-made structures need be accessible to all

Letter by Marcia Darnell Accessibility – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Only human-made structures need be accessible to all Martha & Ed: I enjoyed Paul Larmer’s “Wilderness is No Handicap” in your May issue. Although I don’t ski, my prosthetic leg and I have hiked on Mosca Pass, passed through the natural arch of […]

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Keep the bear spray under your pillow

Letter by Clay Warren May 1998 edition – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Bear spray under your pillow Editors: Mah Goodness!!! Get a few days of Spring-like weather and all sorts o’crazy ideas related to food come to the surface. Sort of like the dog stuff under the ice on the north side o’ […]

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Good job fighting city hall

Letter by Charles Bevier Politics – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Wringing it from local politics Dear Mr. Quillen: Ask anybody, I rarely fawn over fellow writers, reporters and journalists. Perhaps it’s because, as Dr. Hunter S. Thompson once observed, old whores don’t do much giggling. I once labored for a series of unremarkable […]

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Disclaimer and Theme Song

Sidebar by Wendy Rector Herrin South Park TV – June 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine South Park Disclaimer All characters and events in this show (even those based on real people) are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated… poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content, should not be viewed […]

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