It’s never as easy as pie

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine IF THE WOOD PILE’S LOW, the bank account’s zeroed out (thanks to the IRS), and I’m up to my hocks in mud, it could only mean one thing: It’s Springtime in the Rockies. T.S. Eliot — the British poet who to my […]

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The Myth of Santa Fe by Chris Wilson

Review by Kenneth Munsell Tourism РMay 1999 РColorado Central Magazine The Myth of Santa Fé РCreating a Modern Regional Tradition by Chris Wilson. Published in 1997 by the University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0-826-31746-4

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Ice Crusaders by Tom Wolf

Review by Allen Best Skiing – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Ice Crusaders: A Memoir of Cold War and Cold Sport by Tom Wolf Published in 1999 by Roberts Rinehart Publishers ISBN: 1570982562

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Services they don’t offer here

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Communications – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine We got tired of slimy and illegible faxes, so last fall we bought a plain-paper fax machine for Colorado Central. Its output quality is excellent, but it has been a headache to get it to work properly with our phones: we want it […]

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Is there life after U.S. West?

Article by Rayna Bailey Communications – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazin BEING DUMPED by a lover following a long-term relationship — that maybe wasn’t always a great romance, but after all those years was at least familiar and comfortable — is painful. When the dumping comes in the form of a Dear John letter, […]

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Some blessings of Mud Season

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S THE MERRY, merry month of May — a good time for Central Coloradans to return from Arizona and Texas. Or in my case — since I haven’t gone anywhere this winter — it seems like a good time to quit musing […]

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Colorado’s 3 native cats

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Wildlife – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado’s 3 wild cats According to the reference book Mammals of Colorado, the state is home to three species of wild cats. The biggest is the mountain lion (Felis concolor hippolestes), also known as the puma, cougar, or panther. They can be as […]

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Return of the Lynx

Article by Allen Best Wildlife – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine LYNX are running free in Colorado once again. The first lynx to be released — in what has become a controversial reintroduction plan — scrambled across the snow south of Creede on February 3rd. Yet by all admissions, little is known about lynx […]

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Yvonne Halburian: Mapping her way through life

Article by Nancy Ward Local Artists – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine WHAT DO AIR FORCE RADAR, goose eggs, maps, flowers, rocks, Spanish explorers, Ute Indians and books have in common? The answer — Yvonne Halburian, dynamic artist of exceptional versatility, jolly disposition, and enough enthusiasm and energy to power a rocket. The Saguache […]

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Why national politics are better for your health

Brief by Martha Quillen Politics – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Why National Politics Are Better For You Everybody has heard of Monica Lewinsky and Slobodan Milosevic. But does everyone know the names of all their U.S. Senators, U.S. representative, state representative, state senators, county commissioners, town councilmen, local school board members? It seems […]

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Attention FATs, EYEs, and EARs

Brief by Central Staff Local Lore – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Attention FATs, EYEs, and EARs In a recent edition of the Wet Mountain Tribune of Westcliffe, we saw a headline that referred to a Wetmore resident as a “Wetmoron.” That ranks up there with our favorite Colorado geographic appelation — Lamar residents […]

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Buena Vista reclaiming state recall championship

Brief by Central Staff Politics – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Buena Vista reclaiming state recall championship After Park County recalled its commissioners, and Leadville took out a school board member, Buena Vista might have been in danger of losing its title as the “Recall Capital of Colorado.” But do not despair for the […]

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2 bidders vying for abandoned Creede branch

Brief by Ed Quillen Transportation – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine When the mines close, the railroad follows. That’s been the pattern for the past century or so in Colorado, and this decade is no exception. Creede’s last silver mine closed in 1992, and now the Union Pacific has proposed abandoning the tracks that […]

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Briefs from the San Luis Valley

Brief by Marcia Darnell San Luis Valley – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Developer Backs Down Land Properties, Inc., has scrapped plans for a 48-acre RV park along the Rio Grande east of South Fork. Loud opposition to the development persuaded the company to withdraw its application for a zoning change of the property. […]

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3 men in a bar

Brief by Anonymous Humor – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine 3 men in a bar A Californian, a Texan, and a Coloradan walked into a bar and each ordered a drink. After downing his white wine spritzer, the Californian tossed the delicate stemware over his shoulder, where it shattered. “Why on earth did you […]

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