Heating with scraps from a trophy house

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN YOU HEAT YOUR HOUSE with a woodstove, you tend to listen when someone asks if you want some free firewood. Usually it’s an offer for you to clean up this person’s yard of rotten cottonwood trunks, or limbs that look more […]

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Cracks in the global façade

Letter from Slim Wolfe Rural life – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed & Martha, You have to credit humans for our inventiveness. Just as we were running out of real space for our dreams and schemes, we invented cyberspace. It doesn’t do much for me, personally, but it seems to be just the […]

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Repeal of Sherman Act didn’t cause crash of 1892

Letter from Harvey N. Gardiner Colorado History – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In your December issue, the interesting article “Tomichi Lives On” repeats an historical inaccuracy that has been so often repeated that it is now accepted as truth. The historical inaccuracy is that the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act […]

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Central Colorado in Y1K

Article by George Sibley History – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine SOMEHOW A POT got broken, up here in the Upper Gunnison. Maybe someone broke it, or maybe some hunters left it behind planning to return for it and some agent of nature broke it — a nosy coyote or freezing water. It wasn’t […]

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Some Interesting Books from 1999

Review by Martha Quillen Favorite Books – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine TIME, LOVE, MEMORY, A Great Biologist and his Quest for the Origins of Behavior by Jonathan Weiner is a beautifully written book relating some of the history of DNA research. Weiner makes understanding complicated genetic research easy — by illuminating the stories […]

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Some Personal Favorites from 1999

Review by Lynda La Rocca Favorite Books – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS YEAR, my choices are all over the map — and I mean that both literally and figuratively. For a taste of genuine, death-defying adventure, the kind we moderns pay exorbitant sums to be carefully guided through, pick up a copy […]

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Why doesn’t anybody feel like celebrating?

Essay by Martha Quillen The Millennium – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine I WANTED TO WRITE something extraordinary for the millennium — something succinct, important, relevant. and unforgettable. This is, after all, an occasion that only happens every thousand years. But then I found my enthusiasm for the event waning.

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La Puente: A Bridge between charity and commerce

Article by Marcia Darnell Helping the poor – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine IN MOST CITIES, the homeless shelter is the bastard child of the middle class — hidden from sight, the object of pity and scorn, never really a part of the family. In Alamosa, however, the shelter is a conglomerate of businesses, […]

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RedHawk: Artist of Vision

Article by Nancy Ward Local Artists – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine REDHAWK: multi-talented artist taught by the spirits, led by visions; simple but complicated. He’s a man at peace with himself, his life, his spirituality, and his universe; a regional and national award-winning painter, sculptor, and creator of Native American artifacts.

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Twin Lakes Tragedy

Article by Sharon Chickering Local History – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine TWIN LAKES is a quiet hamlet — even at the peak of tourist season when vehicles zip by on Highway 82 to climb over Independence Pass and the Continental Divide to Aspen. Strolling the half-mile Forest Service interpretive footpath from the center […]

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George Roche III, former Salida teacher, in a sex scandal

Brief by Central Staff Local Lore – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Hillsdale College was recently rocked by a national scandal involving its long-time president. It’s in Michigan, about 80 miles west of Detroit — and that’s 1,100 miles from here — but there is a strong connection. Central Colorado is where that president […]

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Burro Racers award one Triple Crown

Brief by Central Staff Pack-burro racing – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine The Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation — the outfit that preserves and promotes Colorado’s only indigenous sport — convened in Leadville in late 1999 and elected the group’s first woman president, Sue Conroe of Salida. She replaces Dave TenEyck of Golden, who has […]

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Yet another parking problem

Brief by Central Staff Local life – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Two unofficial used-car lots have vanished in Central Colorado in recent months. Leadville’s “Lemon Lot” got cleaned in November. The site, across from Safeway, often boasted several dozen vehicles in varying states of repair, many of them offered for sale. It was […]

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Some rays of sunshine

Brief by Central Staff Politics – January 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Some rays of sunshine Just so we’re not totally critical here, it’s time for some praise: 1) The newspaper with the longest name in Central Colorado (Park County Republican and Fairplay Flume) sponsored a Nov. 19 symposium on the Colorado Sunshine Law, and […]

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