Making Logic out of Horseflesh

Column by Hal Walter Equines – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I WAS ABOUT 6, during one of my family’s cross-country migrations, my great-uncle Glenn, who plowed untold acres of northern Missouri with horses and mules, put me on the back of a Shetland pony. My parents and other family members watched in […]

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A difference of opinion about Pat Schroeder

Letter from Jeanne Englert Politics – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Ed, I agree with most of your opinions, but beg to differ with you about Pat Schroeder. Certainly she had a national feminist constituency, but the main reason she got re-elected and re-elected, etc., was because she was constituent-oriented. You had a […]

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Getting sucked into the movements

Letter from Slim Wolfe Agitation – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha: Okay, so my story about poor typing skills was a bit of a lame excuse. After a couple of turkeys retrieved from the Saguache dump, the Alamosa Dumpster Goddess came forward with a ’71 Smith Corona which isn’t too quirky and only […]

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Where’s the equal protection in forest user-fee laws?

Letter from Steve Hannon Forest Service Fees – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors, About the latest expansion of fees to use our public lands, it only seems fair that those who use something should pay for it. What about livestock? Public-lands ranchers pay approximately $1.50 per “animal unit month” — a cow […]

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Recognizing one’s own uneasy submission to authority

Letter from Andy Burns Colorado Central May edition – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha, About your “Cures…” article in #75. I used to watch an excellent Spanish lesson in the middle of the night on my 3-inch T.V. I only got one channel. I even donated some $ to PBS. The very night […]

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Who’s to blame for those user fees?

Essay by Ed Quillen Outdoor Recreation – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine IT IS NOT FASHIONABLE to express sympathy for government employees, especially those of the federal government, but I always feel sorry for forest rangers. Why? In high school, many of us took those personality-profile tests that were supposed to match your characteristics […]

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Fee impacts potentially huge for Forest Service

Sidebar by Bob Berwyn Forest Service Fees – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine When and if the recreation fee program is made permanent, the greatest impact will likely be felt on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, simply because the agency is by far the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation.

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Historic buildings could come under recreation fee umbrella

Sidebar by Bob Berwyn Forest Service Fees – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine As Congress prepares to consider making the recreation fee program permanent, Forest Service recreation managers are putting together a wish list by identifying sites that could benefit from the cash infusion that fees can bring. On the Pike-San Isabel National Forest, […]

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Uncle Sam wants you to pay to play on public land

Article by Bob Berwyn Forest Service Fees – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S THE BEST TIME of the year at Cataract Lake. The fields are full of sassy wildflowers, each flaunting a brighter color than the next. The lake, cradled in its setting of glacially polished granite, glistens like an alpine jewel, reflecting […]

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By Request: The Creede Repertory Theatre’s 35th season

Article by Marcia Darnell Local arts – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THIRTY-FIVE YEARS isn’t old for a redwood, a building, or a human being, but for a small theater in a tiny town, it’s ancient. “So few arts organizations are this old,” says Richard Baxter, artistic director of the Creede Repertory Theatre. “Considering […]

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Ted Mullings: The art of mining

Article by Steve Voynick Local Artists – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine FORTY-SIX YEARS AGO, Leadville’s Ted Mullings began his art career literally at rock bottom — a thousand feet underground on the Phillipson Level of the Climax Mine. Despite that inauspicious beginning, Mullings has earned a reputation as one of the region’s best-known […]

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A felon shortage?

Brief by Central Staff Corrections – June 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine It might appear that way in Park County, where Civigenics, a private jail operator, said it wasn’t getting enough state prisoners to turn a profit and so it was pulling out of Park County. The county built the jail a few years ago, […]

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