Bowling for an identity in Westcliffe

Column by Hal Walter Wet Mountain Valley – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER YEARS OF STUDY, it has occurred to me that _Westcliffe is a town that’s always striving to find an identity or to be something more than it is. And it never quite pans out. But recently I’ve seen a sign […]

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Powder Burn, by Daniel Glick

Review by Allen Best Ski industry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Powder Burn: Arson, Money and Mystery on Vail Mountain by Daniel Glick published in 2001 by Public Affairs (Perseus Books Group) ISBN: 1-58648-003-0

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Talking Gourds, edited by Art Goodtimes

Review by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Talking Gourds (Circle #1, premiere issue) Art Goodtimes, Editor/Publisher Published in 2000 by Lone Cone Press There’s some truly outstanding poetry in the premiere edition of Talking Gourds, an annual described by its publisher as “a state literary magazine publishing the many […]

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Monarch and Crested Butte have to compete, too

Sidebar by Allen Best Ski industry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine At Monarch Ski Area, the prices are going down-substantially. A season pass, if purchased in May, costs $199. Several years ago it cost $375. Even skiing on Highway 50 is dictated by the I-70 economic structure. Colorado Springs is easily the most […]

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Ski Cooper: battling with the big boys

Article by Allen Best Ski industry – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS THE TUESDAY after Washington’s Birthd5ay Weekend, and the parking lot at Ski Cooper was nearly empty. “We might do 140 today,” Joe Fox was saying. “When you have more employee cars than customer cars, you know you have a problem.

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The old urbanism is the new thing in Gunnison

Column by George Sibley Development – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE ARE NEW SITES for us mountain folk making our spring trek to see how the other 99% live. The “New Urbanism” [Colorado Central, April, p. 9] has claimed two of Denver’s old meccas. Cinderella City and Villa Italia, “regional malls” of the […]

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Not exactly authorized

Letter from Daniel Tyler Water – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: I enjoyed reading your articles about water conservancy districts. I think you did a good job on a tough subject. For you, pretty damn balanced, too. One thing I wondered about was why you didn’t mention the “en banc” procedure expected of […]

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Rapid acculturation

Letter from Ray Schoch May 2001 Central – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: Issue #86 was nicely done — as issues of Colorado Central usually are — and I’m glad to see a magazine devoted to those of us unlikely to ever be able to afford a pardon.

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How the tea parties really began in Durango

Letter from Jeanne W. Englert Water – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, In the April edition, you did a magnificent job of explaining the history of the Colorado Water Conservancy District law and its ramifications, as well as the recent attempts to hold elections for directors, using a difficult, unsatisfactory, and cumbersome […]

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Thanks for the compliment

Letter from Harvey N. Gardiner Colorado Central – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors: With each issue of Colorado Central I am always inspired to write to you and tell you how much I enjoy your magazine. I don’t get around to it, which is just as well because I am sure a […]

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A cure for the common trophy home

Letter from Clay Warren May 01 Central – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Man! Had ah known that yer supply o’ letters was gettin’ so short that yuh had to resort to usin’ some written by people who are practically employees to fill up the free space in the back, ah’s have come […]

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One Pot, Three Meals

Sidebar by Rebecca Wood Food – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine One Pot, Three Meals by Rebecca Wood Here’s how to daily enjoy food that’s freshly prepared and therefore more healthful and satisfying. Simply cook a pot of grain in the morning and it’s the base for that day’s breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Rebecca Wood: Cookin’ with a passiion

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Author – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE ARE A LOT OF diet deities out there. Some preach organics only, some the value of veganism. Listen to me, they say. Raw foods. Red foods. No foods. Rebecca Wood, cookbook author and teacher, tells each student to listen to the […]

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Dad ran the Conoco station and the electric plant

Article by Thomas Wills Villa Grove – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine I’VE BEEN THINKING about my father this past month. Maybe getting to be middle-aged has something to do with it; that and I’m beginning to realize that my father and I are a lot alike in some ways. Both of us are […]

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Filling those wide-open spaces

Essay by Ed Quillen Demography – May 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine SEVEN YEARS AGO I attended a conference in Denver, sponsored by the Center for the New West. It concerned a common topic: what’s happening to the Mountain West as our traditional extractive economy (mining, ranching, logging) fades away. Someone said “urbanization” was a […]

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