Dancing with Rattlesnakes

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazin THE BIG SNAKE coiled and commenced to shake its tail when I was still about 10 yards away. It had apparently been sunning in the barrow ditch. When I approached on my morning jog, it did what all good rattlesnakes do, and warned […]

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Raising children in an era of road rage

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine HERE’S a multiple choice question for September: How does the old song go? “School days, school days, …” a) I’d rather be a fool days. b) I’d much rather play pool days. c) Take a gun and duel days. d) None of […]

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Texas Longhorns: Lean but not mean

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Beef – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER LOOKING HARD at the fence and wondering how fast I could get over it, I hesitantly followed Ron Jones into his corral several miles west of Salida. The critters — a bull, along with cows and their calves, a couple dozen all […]

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Another Perspective on Natural Beef

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Livestock – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IF YOU EAT BEEF and you’re concerned about your health, then residual antibiotics and growth hormones should be the least of your worries. Instead, you should purchase your beef from a properly inspected facility or from a store that gets all its meat […]

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Betting the Ranch: Saguache cattleman Mel Coleman

Article by Steve Voynick Livestock – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine THE COLEMAN RANCH in Saguache is one of the West’s most-visited working cattle ranches. Regular guests include newspaper and magazine writers, television crews, supermarket meat buyers, and executives from across the U.S. and Japan, along with range management experts, proponents of natural foods, […]

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Finally, a reason to go on-line

Letter by Clay Warren August 99 edition – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Finally, a reason to go on-line Editors: Man! Ah never thought I’d see such a good use for the Internet, and to think ah missed out on this’n cause ah’m not on line. Here was another o’ them opportunities far me […]

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America’s oldest homes are not in Pennsylvania

Letter by Jeanne Englert History – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine America’s oldest homes are not in Pennsylvania Editors: In reading Ed Quillen’s excellent essay, “George Washington Never Slept Here” in the August edition of Colorado Central, I was surprised at his oversight in omitting daughter Columbine’s experience at Salida High School.

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Revisionist history? What about movie history

Letter by Jim Ludwig History – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine – Revisionist History? What about `Movie History’? Ed: Thank you! For publishing my thoughts, for your comments about them, and the extra copies. There is some food for thought in Ray James. If we could impress on kids how easy it is to […]

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Fences trap many critters, including humans

Letter by Roger Williams August 98 Edition – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Fences trap many critters, including humans Editors: The August edition inspired lots of comments. I’m glad the Royal Gorge line will be running; will check out their web page, if the state hasn’t washed away yet (dire warnings on NOAA Weather […]

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It isn’t the Alamosa River that kills fish

Letter by Jeff Stern Summitville – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Galactic kills Alamosa fish, not old mines at Summitville Dear Ed and Martha: One of the casualties of the Summitville Mine disaster — in addition to dead fish, and the accumulation of heavy metals in soils and crops irrigated from the Alamosa River […]

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Sandy Patterson, dollmaker in Crestone

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artist – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Some things can’t be repressed — like talent. Sandi Patterson took a 35-year hiatus from art to raise a family in Brighton. Then she and her husband, Cart, retired to Crestone. “Coming down here and the whole change of lifestyle is so […]

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The War on Shoes

Brief by Don Olsen Law – September 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Last spring I bought a pair of Nikes down at the mall, thinking they would be my summer work shoes. But in about two weeks, the Nikes fell apart, literally, right before my eyes. I vowed never to buy such rotten shoes again, […]

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