There’s always another jackass out there

Column by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE OWNER OF A COMPANY that is a major editing client of mine recently joked that he had fired me because he can’t employ anyone who actually owns a jackass. Actually, I don’t know this information firsthand. I was told by someone […]

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A mountain called ‘Ed’

Essay by Lou Bendrick Geography – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE THING I DON’T LIKE about house guests is the fact that they’re nosy and ask meddlesome questions. Questions about geography, for instance. “What’s that mountain?,” they’ll ask, pointing to the snow-capped behemoth outside my kitchen window. “That,” I’ll say stammering, wracking my […]

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The Great Salida Badger Fight

Article by Roger Henn Local Lore – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS DURING the Depression, and our family was so poor we didn’t even have an automobile. Wherever we had to go, we generally either walked or rode our bikes. We boys made astonishingly long trips on bicycles. These were without the […]

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Of course it’s a virtual river

Essay by Ed Quillen Water – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE ITEM in my pile of looming work was a short article about plans to enhance the Arkansas River corridor through Salida. Another was a book to review (Virtual Rivers: Lessons from the Mountain Rivers of the Colorado Front Range, by Ellen E. […]

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Metalworkers will gather and show in Salida

Brief by Central Staff Art – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Every summer since 1996, Salida has hosted a small convention that provides a bonus for art lovers. It’s the annual gathering of COMA — the Colorado Metalworkers Association, which has about 175 members: jewelers, designers, metal sculptors, stone cutters, students, and teachers.

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Photographer Dan Downing: Getting the Light Right

Article by Ed Quillen Art – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN ONE IS NEW to photography, Dan Downing recalls, it’s all about recording the subject matter that appears in the viewfinder. But eventually, “you realize that it’s all about light. You’re working with the light reflected from objects, not the objects themselves. Light […]

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Riding the Tiger: Town Planning at a Crossroads

Essay by Kenneth Munsell Growth – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine I SAW GEORGE at the lumber yard a week or so ago. He lives in Roslyn, a nearby small town in the mountains. He moved there perhaps 10 or 15 years ago, bought a house cheap and has survived, perhaps even prospered, since […]

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Golden Opportunities for Activist Historians

Essay by Laura Mccall Growth – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IN The American West as Living Space, historian and Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Wallace Stegner asked his readers to consider the West “as both a space alive with all manner of beings and as a space to be lived in and responded to,” cherished […]

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‘No-Growth’ is not the solution, or the problem

Column by George Sibley Growth – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE OF THE MOST PERNICIOUS growth-at-any-cost arguments is the one that says that without economic growth our children will have to leave their homes and make their living elsewhere. This argument claims that our real economic problem in the West is “strident opposition […]

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No-Growthers are destroying western communities

Essay by Stephen Lyons Growth – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine My 21-year-old daughter is finally leaving the small western college town she grew up in for a large West Coast city, and I couldn’t be happier. After low wages and a cul de sac of career opportunities she finally figured out that her […]

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