Looking for indicators

Letter by Pamela Hathaway Grassroots organizing – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Looking for Indicators Dear Ed: Thanks for your thoughtful essays on global capitalism and its dubious benefits. I currently work with High Country Citizens’ Alliance (HCCA) in Crested Butte, and come from several years of working on international economic issues in Latin […]

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Don’t blame the Vikings

Letter by Slim Wolfe Outdoor lighting – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Don’t blame the Vikings Colorado Central: As proprietor of Scandesign Outhouse Wainscotting (www.Nørpoop.com), I was baffled by your correspondent’s assertion that yardlights obscuring Fort Collins’ night sky are of Scandinavian heritage. In the San Luis Valley, I might pin the blame on […]

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More about that June issue

Letter by Clay Warren June 99 edition – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine More ’bout that issue Editors, At the request of both of my faithful readers, ah’m retuning to the word processor to try an’ inject a little humor into the pages o’ Colorado Central. Fer them other three people who were wonderin’ […]

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About that June issue

Letter by Roger Williams June 99 edition – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine About that June issue Editors: I enjoyed your new web site [www.cozine.com]. Some comments on the June issue: Last time I went through Flagstaff, to attend the Grand Canyon Railway Steam Weekend in nearby Williams last October, I didn’t see that […]

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Devil’s Bargain by Hal Rothman

Review by Ed Quillen Tourism – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Devil’s Bargains – Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West by Hal K. Rothman Published in 1998 by University Press of Kansas ISBN 0-7006-0910-5

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Who’s really serious about protecting property rights?

Essay by Ed Quillen Private property – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine As various municipal and county governments in Central Colorado grapple with planning and zoning, we hear a lot about “property rights,” often in the context of “the damn government is trying to take away my property rights.” But what, exactly, do we […]

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Touring the Big House in Canon City

Article by Nancy Ward Prison Museum – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine “Doing time” is no one’s goal in life, but the invitation to “Come do time with us” annually entices 20,000 people into the Colorado Territorial Prison Museum at Cañon City. At the museum, 30 original cells are packed with reminders of the […]

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Saguache home featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles

Brief by Central Staff Mountain homes – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine The House Was Not What We Feared It Was We were worried that it was yet another sign of the end of Central Colorado as we know it when someone told us that a Saguache home got eight pages in the June […]

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Heard Around the West

Brief by Betsy Marston Various – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Where does paper come from? Alternative products from our forests seem to be emerging every day, with one even popping up from poop. The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that a researcher has produced sheets of paper from mashed and pressed moose droppings. […]

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4 Corners region gets a magazine

Brief by Central Staff Media – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine 4 Corners Region Gets a Magazine Durango’s got a new magazine — Inside/Outside Southwest — which started last year as a bi-monthly, but will be coming out every month starting this July. Ken Wright, a frequent contributor to Colorado Central and a principal […]

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The little committee that cried Wolf

Brief by Ed Quillen Local politics – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE WAS A TIME when our local governments protected us from wolves by offering bounties on them. That worked so well that there aren’t any wolves left to protect us from. And now that we’re in the “information age,” we need to […]

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Single malt from the San Luis Valley

Brief by Central Staff Regional industry – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Single Malt from the Valley Earlier this year, two Vail businessmen announced plans to build a distillery in the San Luis Valley between Alamosa and Monte Vista. It wouldn’t be the first still in our part of the world — “Leadville Blue” […]

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View of a cog as Action 22 starts rolling

Brief by Marcia Darnell Regional organizations – July 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine View of a Cog as Action 22 Starts Rolling The first Action 22 regional caucus of the San Luis Valley drew about 40 people, a fair sample, since there was little publicity of the event beforehand. Cathy Garcia, acting board member, came […]

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