We’re ready for Y2K, if not quite compliant

Column by Hal Walter Y2K – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine I WAS LISTENING TO Radio-Free Jesus the other day while driving around in my truck. This is the umpteengigawatt Colorado Springs station where “one nation, under God,” means the religious right gets to make up all the rules by which everybody must live. […]

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Valley of the Cranes by V.M. Simmons

Review by Nancy Ward Wildlife – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Valley of the Cranes – Exploring Colorado’s San Luis Valley Essay by Virginia McConnell Simmons Photography by Robert Rozinski and Wendy Shattil Published in 1988 by Roberts Rinehart, Inc. Publishers ISBN 0-911797-41-6

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Making it work

Brief by Marcia Darnell Action 22 – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Action 22 could soar like an eagle or it could die like a dog, depending on how it handles its immediate roadblocks. The likely dangers include: Apathy. If Action 22 doesn’t recruit enough members, it won’t have political clout. And it’s more […]

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Southern Colorado imitates Club 20

Article by Marcia Darnell Action 22 – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine A WATERSHED EVENT in the history of rural Colorado politics may have begun January 13, with the formation of Action 22, a coalition of 22 southeastern Colorado counties. Patterned after Club 20, the Western Slope bloc (which also includes Lake County), Action […]

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Raccoons aren’t as cute as they appear

Article by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine SOMETHING’S BEEN EATING the birdseed. And it isn’t the mountain chickadees or the tree sparrows, the intended recipients of our largesse. My husband Steve and I are pretty quick on the uptake, so when we found our outdoor storage containers — a […]

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The Mountain Time Zone isn’t Major League material

Essay by Ed Quillen Sports – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine SALT LAKE CITY wanted to put itself on the world map with the 2002 Winter Olympics. The games are still three years away, but the Utah capital has already succeeded in a big way — pick up a newspaper from just about anywhere, […]

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An Industrial-Strength Identity Crisis

Essay by Ed Quillen Leadville – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine WE’VE BEEN READING a lot about the “judgment of history” lately, usually in reference to the impeachment and trial in Washington. But hereabouts, future historians might well reach the verdict that 1999 was the year that the mineral industry departed from Central Colorado.

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2 big millennial stories got left out

Letter by Roger Williams History – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine 2 big millennial stories got left out of the account Editors: I enjoyed Martha’s “A Central Colorado-Centric Synopsis of the Past Millennium”; but she left out a couple of important items:

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Dumpsters beat the lottery

Letter by Slim Wolfe Mountain Living – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Dumpsters beat the Lottery Editors: I have never bought a lottery ticket. Any time I’m in doubt as to my standing with the great Kahuna, I have a more interesting test: I play scratch-and-sniff with dumpsters. This started years ago during fits […]

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Just a little paranoia

Letter by Charlie Green Progress – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Just a little paranoia Editors: This is the Copper Gulch Curmudgeon again. And I’m still grousing about Fremont County paving the Copper Gulch Road. Last year they paved six or seven miles of it. Mind you, this was just a few years after […]

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Monte Vista Festival is for the Birds

Article by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – March 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS IS ONE FESTIVAL that really is for the birds. Monte Vista’s 16th Annual Crane Festival, March 12-14, celebrates the return of more than 13,000 greater sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley, and offers the possibility of sighting one of North […]

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