A Mud Country Almanac

Column by Hal Walter Cabin Fever – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine “The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful.” –Jimmy Buffett THE BIG HERD OF ELK spread out across the snowless hillside, grazing westward one chilly January evening. I braked my truck, turned the key one click to stop the engine, rolled […]

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South Park Potter Pat Pocius

Article by Nancy Ward Local artists – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine South Park Potter Pat Pocius is always on the go “On the move” is the way Pat Pocius is pictured by those who know her. Seeing her seated behind a desk in the city producing commercial art to make big bucks for […]

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Summer ’99 will be wild, wolly, and Irish

Brief by Marcia Darnell Creede Repertory Theatre – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CREEDE REPERTORY THEATRE’S 34th season includes a Western musical, a bilingual children’s play, and Irish tale, a bit of history, some pure comedy, and a large invisible rabbit. The professional company has been part of Creede since 1966, although the […]

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The depressing geography of Anyplace

Essay by Ed Quillen Columbine High School shootings – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine BLAME IT ON THE MEDIA, perhaps, but lately I’ve had a hard time thinking about much beyond the April 20 rampage at a high school in suburban Denver. Sometimes it makes me think back on my own high-school years, and […]

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Green and Growing after 2 years in the San Luis Valley

Article by Marcia Darnell The Nature Conservancy – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine TO SAY THE San Luis Valley chapter of The Nature Conservancy has made progress in the past two years is like saying the San Luis Valley is a little chilly in the winter. What Nancy and Chuck Warner have accomplished since […]

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Savoring every word

Letter by Ray Dangel Colorado Central – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Savoring every word Ed and Martha, I’m looking at the finest subscription pitch I’ve ever encountered, on the back of the January Colorado Central (Fake vs. Real Santa).

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The word from Nathrop

Letter by Stephen Glover Place names – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine The word from Nathrop Dear Ed: I enjoyed your May issue, especially the article about local appelations. Having now lived in Nathrop for a while, I thought I would pass on some local “vocabulary” my nephews and I came up with.

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Articulating needless annoyances

Letter by Andy Burns Colorado Central – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Needless annoyances Martha, I’ve been reading your essays. They get better. Tighter. More coherent. This last one was the best. I feel cranky and eccentric because of the unending annoyances in this life that seem unnecessary. You really articulated them well this […]

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How much meddling is enough?

Letter by Slim Wolfe Wildlife – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine How much meddling is enough? Editors: I can’t decide between the lynx and the rancher. Both are ornery, predatory critters with a certain wild wisdom and grace. Legend has it that cattle people are on the cutting edge of ingenuity and perseverance, without […]

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Paradoxes of publishing

Letter by Jerry Orten Colorado Central – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Paradoxes of publishing Dear Martha and Ed: I very much enjoy your magazine and look forward to receiving each and every issue. It has been interesting to see how your magazine has grown through the years, including the types of articles included, […]

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Charge the state for pumping its water

Letter by Laurence Budd Water – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Charge ’em for your services To the Quillens and Colorado Central Magazine, “The magazine for people that drive slow but think fast”: First off, a big thanks for the dark sky issue [Hal Walter’s column in the April, 1999, edition]. You published my […]

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