Zen and the Art of Pack-Burro Racing

Column by Hal Walter Pack-burro racing – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine The thin air smelled of stone and snow, the sun came through it and lay warm on her hands and face without warming the air itself. Up, up, up. There was no top to this pass. — Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose […]

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The 10 worst roads in Central Colorado

Article by Dave McCullough Photos by Roy Joseph and Scott McCullough Back roads – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine A ROAD IS AN OPEN ROUTE or public way for the passage of vehicles, persons, and animals. To separate the many roads or two-tracks in the Central Colorado mountains into the worst category requires some […]

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Keeping up is hard to do

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics and modern life – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine LOOKING BACK at the letters I’ve written in the past year, it occurs to me that I haven’t said much about local politics. Instead, I’ve written about the Holocaust, the logic (or lack thereof) of arguments, postmodern reality, the history […]

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An economy based on the youcant

Letter from Slim Wolfe Economics – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine An economy based on the youcant Martha and Ed, I am grateful for those sharp minds who founded our nation. Yet I wonder that our economy came to be based on dollars, when it might be based on yucant. Currency, same root as […]

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Toll gates on the Front Range

Letter from Roger Williams User fees (June 2000) – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Toll Gates on the Front Range Editors: About those public-land user fees: Brainard Lake in Indian Peaks Wilderness, Arapahoe/Roosevelt National Forest near Ward, also charges admission, or did a few years ago when I went up there with a friend […]

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Thanks for the compliment

Letter from Kenneth Jessen Colorado Central – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Thanks for the compliment Editors: Colorado Central offers an excellent blend between contemporary issues and historical articles. It is difficult to plot a course for the future of the mountain regions of Colorado without knowing where you have been, yet at the […]

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Prescription for a fire

Sidebar by Chas S. Clifton Wildfire – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine When a planned 600-acre prescribed burn at Bandelier National Monument exploded into a huge wildfire in May 2000 that burned homes and other buildings in Los Alamos, N.M., many people probably wondered how a fire is “prescribed.” Typically, fires are started to […]

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Protecting your home against forest fires

Sidebar by Chas S. Clifton Wildfire – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Many Colorado Central readers live in what is called the “urban interface” — in other words, right up against the trees. Many of the homes that burned in the canyons of Los Angeles, in the Oakland Hills fire a decade ago, in […]

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Orange Flags of Flame: Prescribed burns in the Wet Mountains

Article and photos by Chas S. Clifton Wildfire – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine DESERTED MUCH OF THE TIME, the old Wetmore school’s parking lot was filled one night in October 1999. The big basement room — the lunchroom in former days before consolidation with the Florence school district — was packed with eastern […]

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Clyde Tullis: Mudlarking in Salida

Article by Ed Quillen Photos courtesy Clyde Tullis Local artists – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine – IF FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER, then “mudlark” isn’t quite the brand name that would emerge from a corporate marketing consultant. But it’s the name that potter Clyde Tullis uses for his Salida studio, and he has his reasons. […]

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Hot, dry, windy — and dangerous

Brief by Central Staff Climate – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s dry. How dry? The June 1 snowpack report from the National Resources Conservation Service put Colorado’s snowpack at only 14% of average, the lowest since they started keeping records. That’s partly because last winter had below-normal snowfall, a

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Look, up in the sky

Brief by Central Staff UFOs – July 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Look, up in the sky We had hoped that the San Luis Valley had a regional monopoly on mysterious supernal objects, but now the south side of South Park has a sighting. Late at night on May 23, several residents in and near […]

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