Beating the Great Name Game

Essay by Linda Hasselstrom Modern Life – January 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine MY FAVORITE GROCERY STORE reminds me of the little town where I grew up. A block from the Cheyenne, Wyoming, capitol building, it’s a miniature community where legislators in three-piece suits jostle the homeless people cashing welfare checks. Clerks call cabs for […]

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Overcommunicated, Overstimulated, and Underinformed

Column by Hal Walter Mountan Life – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine “Our priorities is our faith.” — G.W. Bush, Greensboro, N.C., Oct. 10, 2000 ON THE MORNING AFTER the alleged election, I nearly set my house ablaze. It wasn’t because a minority of Americans had apparently elected a new president who does not […]

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Marty Mitchell of Saguache: Colors in Squares

Article by Ed Quillen Local artist – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine MARTY MITCHELL lives, paints, and draws in Saguache. But she grew up in Iowa, and she says that explains the unusual shape of her paintings: in a world of rectangular art, her works are square, just like the grid of section-line roads […]

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Ich bin ein ‘Neonative’

Essay by John Clayton Western Life – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine “Stop waving at everyone,” said my friend visiting from California. He felt like he was in a caricature of small-town life. He figured I couldn’t really know all these people, and was just greeting them for the effect it had on him.

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Our election technology is better than Florida’s

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Politics – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Given all the wrangling over how to count ballots in Florida, a matter still in litigation as this edition went to press, it’s easy to wonder whether that could happen here. But none of the counties I asked uses punch cards, so dimpled […]

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At least our elections run on time

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine AS OF THIS MINUTE — 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, November 14 — I may not know who will be our next president, and I’m not at all sure when I will know, but as I see it, there’s some good news, too. Back in […]

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Carbon made me do it

Column by George Sibley Climate – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S SNOWING THIS MORNING — not real hard here in Gunnison, but I can guess what it’s doing upvalley, in Crested Butte or up on Monarch Pass. It snowed all day in Crested Butte yesterday, and having lived there once, I can remember […]

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How to earn those epithets

Essay by Kent Maxwell Local Politics – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine GOVERNMENT IN CHAFFEE COUNTY has grown more slowly, thanks to me. Next year alone, some $700,000 worth of property taxes won’t be leaving taxpayer wallets to fill the coffers of the Salida School District and Chaffee County Fire Protection District. Yet, I’d […]

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Heartsblood, by David Petersen

Review by Ken Wright Hunting – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Heartsblood: Hunting, Spirituality, and Wildness in America by David Petersen Published in 2000 by Island Press ISBN 1-55963-761-7

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Good Neighbor Guidebook, edited by N.S. Grief and E.J. Johnson

Review by Ed Quillen Rural West – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine The Good Neighbor Guidebook for Colorado Necessary Information and Good Advice For Living in and Enjoying Today’s Colorado Edited by Nancy S. Greif and Erin J. Johnson Published in 2000 by Johnson Books ISBN 1-55566-262-5 Code of the West – Chaffee County, […]

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From the Gut of Denver

Letter from Robert Ton Growth – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: I’m a new subscriber to Colorado Central, and wanted you to know that it reads like a breath of fresh air to at least one native of the Front Range ‘burbs. For the last four years, I’ve taken a […]

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Can she return to where she belongs?

Letter from Sharon Mayer Colorado citizenship – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Just had time to read the last great issue of Colorado Central and have some questions that were brought up by letters in the Correspondence Section. Since I am at present resigned to living in the State of Florida, I ask […]

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Bash government instead of corporations

Letter from Lindell Cline Colorado Central – December 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine To the Editors: I was disappointed but not all that surprised to see the amount of corporate bashing in your November issue, or people urging us to vote for Ralph Nader, who has made a career out of corporate bashing.

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