A Trout to Remember

Column by Hal Walter Fishing – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I WAS a young lad, maybe 8, I watched my mom, single and struggling to make ends meet, take a ballpeen hammer to a glass pig. Then from this, her actual life savings, she doled out some coins and sent me off […]

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Changes

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Heavy Meddle – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Once upon a time, when I was twelve or so, I told my grandmother (born circa 1890) that I couldn’t believe what she had lived through. My great-grandmother (who was about forty when my grandmother was born) married soon after the civil […]

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Heavy Meddle

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S ME AGAIN, Martha. Usually Ed and I alternate on writing this letter, but we make exceptions if one of us has a major project, or just no time. Last month, I wrote the letter because Ed was finishing his story on RS-2477. […]

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Power structure is shifting, not party alignments

Letter from Clint Driscoll Local Politics – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha, I enjoyed your piece on partisanship, and at the risk of being run out of the county I would like to posit a theory, strictly on the academic level, that you did not touch on in your letter. My thesis […]

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Retaining your integrity is what matters most

Letter from Ed & Mary Rogers Partisanship – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha, We were very taken with your article “We’re All Partisan … and We Should Admit it” in the March 2001 issue of Colorado Central. We were part of the group that worked hard to get a change in the […]

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Tax big spewts like trophy houses

Letter from Marcia Darnell Politics – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine To the Editors, George Sibley’s plan for taxing trophy homes out of existence could easily be adapted for ego vehicles, too. The annual car registration fee could be calculated based on fuel efficiency, emissions, and vehicle size.

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That Hebrew Place Name

Letter from Suzanne Macdonald Place Names – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed and Martha, I recognize several of the place names in your March 2001 Colorado Central. However, I seriously doubt that there is a Colorado place name which translates from the Hebrew. For years Cotopaxi was erroneously attributed to Hebrew. Hebrew for […]

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Newer doesn’t mean better

Letter from Virginia M. Simmons Roadside History – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Although Allen Best was partly correct in his assumption that the state’s new historical markers will provide more information (“Better History along the Road,” March 2001), the Colorado Historical Society, which produces the history, and the Colorado Department of Transportation, […]

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Comments on March 2001

Letter from Andy Burns Colorado Central – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The very first thing I noticed was the superb artwork in “On Mountain Time.” George Sibley’s “Market Democracy,” seemed radically practical. But I’ll be reading him from an entirely new angle after Kate Mailly’s letter.

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Judé Silva: Fiber is good for your art

Article by Clint Driscoll Local Artist – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine TO OBSERVE A WORK by Judé Silva is to get lost in the intricacies of the piece and in the reveries it invokes. A stole made of intricately twined red willow and aspen hangs from a horizontal pole — inviting comparison to […]

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Coal People, by Rick J. Clyne

Review by Martha Quillen History – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Coal People – Life in Southern Colorado’s Company Towns, 1890 – 1930 by Rick J. Clyne Published in 1999 by The Colorado Historical Society ISBN 0-87081-599-7

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Sources and suggestions for additional reading

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water Conservancy Districts – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Most sources are indicated in the articles, but for those who are suspicious or curious … John Wesley Powell’s attitude about agriculture comes from an interview with Clay Jenkinson, now of Reno, Nev. The informal interview was in a saloon after […]

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A Reform to Consider

Essay by Ed Quillen Water Conservancy Districts – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IT TAKES THOUSANDS of words to explain Colorado water conservancy districts and the mechanics of selecting their directors — that says something about the need for some changes. So, what about changing the law so that elections are automatic, the way […]

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