Good-bye, old friend, and welcome back

Column by Hal Walter Modern Life – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine IN SOME STRANGE WAY it was like saying good-bye to an old friend who had finally succumbed to a long illness. You’re sad to see the person go, but you’re glad he or she is finally free. The thing is, this friend […]

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Sallyann Paschall: Art is where she sees it

Article by Ed Quillen Local artists – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR A GEOLOGIST, Sallyann Paschall draws and paints exceptionally well, and she doesn’t specialize in renderings of rocks. Actually, she’s not a geologist, even though she holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of New Mexico. She’s a full-time artist, […]

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Other military outposts in the region

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Historic Sites – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine FORT GARLAND wasn’t the first military outpost in that general area; it was the last. By the time it closed in 1883, the Utes had been removed and the Valley’s residents no longer needed military protection.

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Weapons, Medals, and Cold Reality at Fort Garland

Article by Marcia Darnell Historic place – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THE FORT GARLAND MUSEUM is a wonderland of old times and old relics. Fans of the Old West, the Civil War, the military, history, playacting, art, and building restoration can find something to enjoy at The Fort Garland Museum in the town […]

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Colorado: 1870-2000, by John Fielder

Review by Ed Quillen Photography – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado: 1870-2000 Historical photographs by William Henry Jackson – Contemporary photographs by John Fielder Text by Ed Marston, Eric Paddock, and Roderick Nash Published in 1999 by Westcliffe Publishers in cooperation with the Colorado Historical Society ISBN 1-56579-347-1

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Some rules for Western Living

Letter from Abbott Fay Code of the West – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed and Martha: There was a sort of Code of the West. 1) Leave cabins unlocked and stocked with food. Recipient is bound to clean up and eventually re-stock. 2) Never take a pair of skis or snowshoes left at […]

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The seven deadly frictional motiviations

Letter from Slim Wolfe Arguing – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine February 25, ’00 Editors, Babybee, you got what it takes. I can read almost any other journal and, like, there I am, but I have yet to read an issue of Colorado Central and not be called upon to write back. So let […]

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Some alternatives to the tragic Dunes scenario

Letter from Slim Wolfe Dunes National Park – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine February 15, ’00 Editors: January’s days were too short and gloomy to shed much light on anything, including Quillen’s comments, which appeared in February. Greatness will surely regain the throne at Colorado Central as the light improves, but your attitude towards […]

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How do we know how many fingers to wave?

Letter from T. L. Livermore License Plates – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine How will we know how many fingers to use when we wave at other Colorado drivers? Ed: The first thing I think every time I see one of Colorado’s new license plates is, “God, those plates are ugly!” I thought we […]

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What does the census tell us about ourselves?

Essay by Ed Quillen Population – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine JUST IN CASE you’ve been snowbound in a remote cabin since about October, without access to radio, television, or newspapers, I’ll remind you that the federal government is conducting a census this spring, as it does in April of every year that ends […]

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Fat Cats are really slim survivors

Essay by Chris Frasier Ranching – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR THE FIRST TIME, there are two cattlemen’s associations in Colorado. In addition to the 132-year-old Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the recently chartered Colorado Livestock Association has thrown its hat into the ring.

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Why do we need the Rural West?

Essay by Hal Rothman Western Economy – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine DAN DAGGET, the well-known authority on western livestock grazing and a seemingly mild-mannered guy, lost his cool and fairly screamed at me: “Why don’t all of you go back to the cities Back East you came from and give us back our […]

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We know who’s not in charge

Brief by Central Staff Salida politics – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine To put this as charitably as possible, when you open a reference book and look up phrases like “responsive to the public will” or “candid and trustworthy,” you do not find “Salida City Council” among the examples. On Feb. 29, Salida held […]

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Bjünites will get new mayor

Brief by Central Staff Local politics – April 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Bjünites will get new mayor Clint Driscoll’s name should be a familiar one to our readers — in past years, he’s written several articles for us, and he currently writes the On Mountain Time comic strip, which is drawn by Lara Ravenwood.

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