Let’s Enjoy Our Dark Nights

Column by Hal Walter Light Pollution – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine IT NEVER QUITE MADE SENSE to me why somebody would wish to install a security light. Sure, I can see how a yard light could be helpful in the winter when I arrive at home late in the evening and need to […]

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From the Grave, by Linda Wommack

Review by Ed Quillen Colorado Cemeteries – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine From the Grave – A Roadside Guide to Colorado’s Pioneer Cemeteries by Linda Wommack Published in 1998 by Caxton Press ISBN 0-87004-386-2

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The Lynx between Unlikely Allies

Article by Allen Best Wildlife – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine RESTORATION OF THE LYNX into Colorado has been riddled with ironies, beginning with Gene Byrne. “They’re back,” he proclaimed as he opened the gate on February 3 to allow the first lynx to lope through the snow south of Creede, on the edge […]

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Big Art from Andy Burns

Article by Ed Quillen Art – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine AROUND SALIDA, artist Andy Burns is probably best _known for his portraits. Though often exquisitely detailed, these oil portraits are not delicate miniatures. They’re generally big, bright, and brash — an in-your-face face that can dominate a big wall.

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Needed: A Larger Cast for the Rangeland Drama

Essay by William Debuys Grazing Reform – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CONTINUING SHOW-DOWN between environmentalists and ranchers over cattle grazing in the West focuses on the wrong things, but as with many such shoving matches, most of the media like it better that way.

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Fond Leadville Memories

Letter by Slim Wolfe Leadville – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Fond Leadville memories Editors: Thanks for your comments [in the March edition] on the loss of Leadville as a mining town. I have fond memories of my days as a Leadhead, when Leadville was about to Climax (1980), and the irreverent power of […]

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Custer Recreation Center should be wrecked

Letter by Sandy Korey Westcliffe Recreation Center – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Custer Recreation Center should be wrecked Editors: I enjoyed and fully agree with Hal Walter’s article, “Wrecking the Rec Center.” [February edition]

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‘No’ isn’t the right answer to every question

Letter by Jim Ludwig Growth – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine `No’ isn’t the right answer to every question of change Editors: I beg to differ with Ken Wright. (Just say No) I, too, am a relative newcomer to Colorado, only forty-nine years ago. But I have been here long enough to have seen […]

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I can barely wait for Pre-Futurism

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Culture – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE IS NO SUCH THING as objective reality. The “real world” as we know it is merely a social construction. What we believe to be true is determined by our culture, our religion, our myths, our class, our language, our traditions — […]

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The Birth and Death of Free Range Radio

Article by Jane Carpenter Local Media – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine IMAGINE HAVING a neighbor who loves the blues or music from Africa or some other exotic arena, and that you knew at a certain time once a week you could turn your radio on and hear him share that passion with you. […]

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Those Little Boxes are Summer Homes for Bluebirds

Article by Laurie Wagner Buyer Wildlife – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE OF THE LOVELIEST, if not most vocal, harbingers of spring in the high country is the Mountain Bluebird. Every year I marvel when I see the first flitting scrap of brilliant blue flying from fence post to fence post along our […]

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‘Central Mountains’ are right where they should be

Brief by Ed Quillen Media – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine The `Central Mountains’ Are Right Where They Should Be If you watch the nightly news on Denver TV stations, you’ll see the weather forecast, where we’ve been wanting them to predict events like “snow in the central and southern mountains.” But which mountains […]

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Tourism and Community Identity

Brief by Central Staff Tourism – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Tourism and Community Identity Can a town retain its identity after industrial tourism arrives? A 16-page article in the Winter 1998 edition of Montana: The Magazine of Western History examines Colorado’s Steamboat Springs and its struggles through the years. The article, “Powder Aplenty […]

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Heard Around the West

Brief by Betsy Marston Heard Around the West – April 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Wild Animal Vengeance Two stories that tell us things never go quite as planned: In British Columbia, Canada, a man recently shot himself in the leg with a pistol he carried in case he ran into bears. The accident occurred […]

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