Wrecking the Rec Center

Column by Hal Walter Local Politics – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine USING THE FINGERS on both of my hands, I can total all full-time Custer County residents I know who maintain regular exercise programs. And some of those programs aren’t even all that regular. I’m excluding from this list residents whose daily activities […]

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The Best Thing About February is that it’s short

Essay by Ed Quillen Colorado Central – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine IF I COULD RETURN to the founding of this magazine and I got to make the decision myself, Colorado Central wouldn’t be a monthly. It would appear 10 times a year, not 12, and there would be no January or February editions. […]

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Luck of the Draw: Artist Jocelyn Lillpop

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Arts – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine SOME PEOPLE are lucky and discover early on what they want to do. Some are very lucky, and get to do it. Then there are the extraordinarily lucky few, those who get paid for doing it. Jocelyn Lillpop is extraordinarily lucky, and […]

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Development of civil liberties

Brief by Martha Quillen Millennium – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Europeans definitely did not invent the concept of civil liberties. They exist in different degrees and form in most cultures and tribal societies, and in actuality, Europeans owe much of their current persuasions to Christianity.

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Spanish Empire lasted well in the New World

Brief by Martha Quillen Colonization – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Contrary to what we were often told in school, the Spanish didn’t fail in the Americas because they were less effective colonizers than the British. The Spanish empire actually survived longer in the New World than did the British, French or Dutch.

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Witch burnings through the ages

Brief by Martha Quillen Tolerance – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Witch Burnings Through the Ages After the days of knights and ladies fair, there came the reign of devils and of demons. The good folk were constantly at the mercy of those who venerated the Prince of Darkness — but the biggest problem […]

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A Central-Colorado-Centric Synopsis of the past millennium

Article by Martha Quillen The Millennium – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine 1000 – 1099 The Eleventh Century The Anasazi farm in the Four Corners region and build superb homes with impressive community facilities for ceremonial events and food storage. Ute and Apache bands hunt, camp and wander through what is now Central Colorado, […]

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Not Quite Slouching toward the Millennium

Essay by Martha Quillen Y2K – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THESE DAYS it looks as though our president may not have enough time or energy left to finish that bridge into the twenty-first century. But even so, this millennium is almost over, and the next is coming, ready or not. And curiously, that […]

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When does the millenium really start?

Brief by Central Staff Y2K – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine When does the new millennium start? Technically, not until 2001, at least by most reckonings. For starters, there was no year 0. So the first decade would be the 10 years from 1 to 10, inclusive, with the second decade starting in 11. […]

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Enter the Valley by Christopher O’Brien

Review by Ed Quillen UFOs – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Enter the Valley – UFOS, Religious Miracles, Cattle Mutilations, and Other Unexplained Phenomena in the San Luis Valley by Christopher O’Brien Published in 1999 by St. Martin’s Press ISBN 0-312-96835-3

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Beware the Tomato Plot

Letter by Randy Russell Growth – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Beware the Tomato Plot With tomatoes at $2.99 a pound at Safeway this morning (and not that good looking at that) I have two possible solutions, and some observations: 1) We might as well all cultivate a liking for steak as part of […]

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What happens when you don’t have a bar code

Letter by John L. Perna Modern Life – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine What happens in civilization when there’s no bar code Editors: I am writing in hopes of having this letter published in your new (new to me, anyway) magazine, Colorado Central. As a form of bribe I am enclosing a check for […]

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We should worry about growth in government

Letter by Jim Ludwig Growth – February 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Geezers have long been troubled by continued growth in government To the Editors; Re: Government and Democracy, January 1999 Colorado Central. I am intrigued by Martha’s realization that Government is continuing to expand just for the sake of expanding. This is something we […]

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