Road Outrage on the New Frontier

Column by Hal Walter Rural Life – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I OWNED A 100-year-old farmhouse in booming downtown Wetmore several years ago, one of the biggest problems I had was people speeding past my house. The house itself sat right on the chipsealed county road and one of the front rooms, […]

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Anza’s 1779 Comanche Campaign

Review by Ed Quillen Juan Bautista de Anza – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Anza’s 1779 Comanche Campaign by Ron Kessler Second Edition Published in 2001 by Adobe Village Press ISBN 0-9644056-3-6

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Scrating in the dirt for a kernel of truth

Letter from Slim Wolfe Sept. 11 events – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central, A whole gaggle of writers, myself included, have been scratching around in the dirt of recent events in search of the kernel of truth, and Columbine Quillen may have got the best one (your November issue) as she gives […]

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An escape from the madness off the beaten path

Letter from Greg Veatch Sept. 11 – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor: Summer seemed to have flown by in the wink of an eye. A beautiful fall was upon us and time was moving forward. Then our day was interrupted by the evils of 9-11. In hopes of putting that frightening day […]

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One way to finance a war

Letter from John Cassella Sept. 11 – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: Several times this nation has asked its young citizens to sacrifice their lives. If the WAR ON TERRORISM is the crisis we are told it is, why not ask the richest 2 percent of Americans to sacrifice some of their wealth?

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A note to writers and readers

Essay by Martha Quillen Colorado Central – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Neil Seitz, point taken: the averages should have been calculated by using the number of teachers, not schools. But I blame this entirely on Edward. Personally, I avoid averaging anything in a story with so many numbers — figuring that there’s […]

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The Laws of Averages

Letter from Neil Seitz School election article – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, First the good news. I have thoroughly read and enjoyed your magazine for many years. I find myself very much connected with your articles from my background of planning commission, hot springs, schools and land trust in Saguache County. Someday […]

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Voila, not wallah

Letter from Dick Conway Dictionary – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Colorado Central, Well, Columbine may be a young squirt, but it seems that the cosmopolitan editors would know that “wallah” is really spelled “voila.” I’m one of your distant readers, having retired to Port Townsend, Washington, from Lamar. Phil Doe sent me […]

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The Alpine Orchestra: Bringing the classics home

Article by Mary Woods Local Arts – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WHERE IN THE WORLD could a neophyte violinist and wannabee-Texas-fiddler be welcomed into the ranks of a serious classical orchestra? The same place where teachers, miners, nurses, librarians, veterinarians, attorneys, students, retired military, media professionals, and oh yes, professional musicians, also devote […]

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Between a rock and a hard place

Essay by Ed Quillen Changing times – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine SOME WRITER whose name I forget but whose talent I envy remarked that September 11 is like “the elephant in the room.” There may be other things in the room that you really should pay attention to — perhaps you should be […]

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Colorado’s Mexican Land Grants

Sidebar by Martha Quillen History – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine The first, the 1832 Tierra Amarilla grant, was mostly in what is now New Mexico, but a small portion protruded into what would later become Archuleta and Conejos counties in Colorado. It went to Manuel Martinez and his sons and associates. The Conejos […]

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Mexican Land Grants in Colorado

Sidebar by Martha Quillen History – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine SAN LUIS (formerly known as Culebra and San Luis de Culebra) is generally recognized as Colorado’s oldest town because it was founded — sort of — in 1851. But its history goes back even further than that. After Mexico gained its independence from […]

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Colorado Geography References

Sidebar by Kenneth Jessen History – December 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine References Bauer, William H. et al. Colorado Post Offices, Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado, 1990, pp. 38, 48, 59, 98. Campbell, Rosemae Wells. From Trappers to Tourists: Fremont County 1830-1950, Century One Press, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1972, pp. 7-8, 10, 14-19, 25, 65.

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