Where have you gone, Johnny Horizon

Column by Hal Walter Land Use – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine TO THE WEST OF MY HOUSE stands a behemoth dead ponderosa pine. A thing of gnarly beauty, this tree is the birthplace of countless owls, woodpeckers, swallows and other birds each spring. It is a hunting perch for redtailed hawks, and a […]

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Eppie Archuleta of Capulin: Weaving a Life

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine W EAVING requires hundreds of different threads and decades of work and creativity. Eppie Archuleta has 78 years of living on her personal loom, a tapestry of work and family, success and failure, children and teaching, building and growing.

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The Media War for the I-70 Corridor

Article by Allen Best Regional Media – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IT HAD BEEN SHAPING UP as a classic newspaper war, but with a peculiar twist. Living far away, the protagonists were two families, but the battleground was in Colorado, where their warriors were vying for the proliferating riches of the I-70 corridor. […]

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Getting Globalized

Column by George Sibley Regional Media – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IN THE ABSTRACT, there’s something attractive about the idea of “globalization” — all the nations and peoples of the world interconnected in a big happy “village,” everybody exchanging goods, services, and information, freely, with no concern for antiquated old borders.

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Why Uncle Sam will keep the public lands

Article by Ed Quillen Public Lands – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WITH EVERY CHANGE in presidential administrations, the big question in this part of the world, in the interior but far from the interior of the Washington Beltway, is not “Who will be attorney general?” or “Who will run the state department?” Instead, […]

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Some questions inspired by the Year of the Space Odyssey

Letter from Roger Williams Colorado Central – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed & Martha: Your Issue No. 83, January, Year of the Space Odyssey, inspires numerous questions and remarks. When I took out a Safeway card, p. 2 (“Your Savings Are In The Card!”; also I can pay with it), I didn’t […]

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How long is an hour that passes without a watch?

Letter from Gene Rybarczyk Millennium – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: I was pleased to see the article regarding the correct year for the start of the new millennium on page 6 (or should it really be page 5?) of the January 2001 edition of Colorado Central. I have entertained […]

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Poets coming to Salida

Brief by Central Staff Poetry – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Sparrows have been alighting in Salida lately — not the birds, but images on posters for a poetry festival that runs February 2-4. These Sparrows are an acronym for “Stories, Poems and Relations to Raise Our Winter Spirits,” and the festival is being […]

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Seen any size 24-EEEEEE footprints lately?

Brief by Central Staff Wildlife – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Most legends about Bigfoot (or Sasquatch) come from the Pacific Northwest, where there are many tales about giant hominids walking about. But a long article in the Jan. 14 Denver Post mentioned some Colorado sightings that have popped up over the years, and […]

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Perhaps coming to a theater near you

Brief by Central Staff Colorado Central – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central could be going to Hollywood. No, there’s no script based on the struggles of a small regional monthly magazine, nor is there a film in development that is based on anything we’ve published. If the deal goes through, the magazine […]

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Anza World Conference will be held in Pueblo

Brief by Central Staff Local History – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine If you’re a regular reader of this magazine, you know about Anza Day, an event we help put on in Poncha Springs to honor the first written account of Central Colorado. That was the 1779 campaign by Juan Bautista de Anza, governor […]

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Now we know what Doug Bruce really thinks of us

Brief by Central Staff Colorado Politics – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs was the main mover behind TABOR (the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights), which Colorado voters adopted as a constitutional amendment in 1992. TABOR requires voter approval of all tax increases, which is a good thing, but complicates other […]

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