Development is the real bear problem

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine I HAVEN’T SEEN A BEAR THIS SUMMER. This fact may not seem odd to most people, but to me it’s amazing. I spend large amounts of time outdoors on trails and backroads. What’s more, the area I live in is a hotbed of […]

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Playing the Name Game (and enjoying it)

Essay by Ed Quillen Geography – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine PLACE NAMES have always fascinated me. I admire the exuberance of “Oh Be Joyful Creek” and the rough honesty of “Son of a Bitch Hill” (a/k/a Cerro Summit between Gunnison and Montrose). “Fairplay” and “Tarryall” are charming names for towns, and it’s refreshing […]

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Texas Creek is welcome to Villa Grove rodents

Letter from Slim Wolfe Wildlife – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Texas Creek is welcome to take Villa Grove rodents Editors: A big ol’ howdy to your Texas Creek correspondent Charley Green! I imagine those prairie dogs will eventually catch up with the times and get rid of that archaic squealing, which sounds so […]

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Election congratulations

Letter from Steve Glazer Water districts – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Election Congratulations Editors: As an elected board member of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, I applaud the voters of Chaffee County for their recent election of a member to the Upper Arkansas (River) Water Conservancy District Board. Water management is […]

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Fool’s Gold, by Rob Schultheis

Review by Clint Driscoll Mountain Life – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Fool’s Gold: Lives, Loves and Misadventures in the Four Corners Country by Rob Schultheis Published in 2000 by the Lyons Press ISBN: 1-58574-136-1

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Photographer J.D. Marston: Capturing the moment

Article by Marcia Darnell Local artists – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART WORKS of J.D. Marston have become iconic in this part of the West. The lushness of the Yampa Valley, the sensuality of water rushing over a river stone, and the stark beauty of Wheeler Geologic Area, all invite gazers […]

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Playground or preserve?

Article by Nancy Watzman Public Lands – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE IS NOBODY LESS POPULAR among Coloradans than a Texan. So if your brother and you happen to be Texans who get your Dodge Ram and Jeep Wrangler stuck on a steep mountain slope 12,500 feet high in Colorado’s rugged San Juan […]

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When the arts get too free

Column by George Sibley Mountain Festivals – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine ON AUGUST 4TH I went to the Crested Butte Arts Festival, an annual event for which I can say, like Dean Acheson, I was “present at the creation.” Sort of. I had a special reason for wanting to be there this year; […]

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What’s next? Buenavista?

Brief by Central Staff Real estate – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine The real-estate industry has its own vocabulary. For instance, they always sell “homes,” rather than “houses,” and advertising phrases like “ski out your door” sometimes translate to “the county doesn’t plow the road in the winter.”

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No easy way around Wolf Creek bottleneck

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Some friends in Saguache report that traffic through town, and thus their business, has been off considerably this summer. Their theory is that much of the summer traffic on U.S. 285 that passes through Saguache starts in Denver and is bound for Durango. […]

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Mining hall of fame will induct 7 in Leadville

Brief by Central Staff Mining – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine The National Mining Museum and Hall of Fame in Leadville will recognize seven industry figures at a ceremony on Sept. 8. The event will begin with an open house and reception at 5 p.m., followed by a banquet and program at 7 p.m. […]

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Saguache artist Yvonne Halburian honored by OSPTA

Brief by Central Staff Old Spanish Trail – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Yvonne Halburian, a Sa-guache artist and mapmaker, has been honored by the Old Spanish Trail Association for her volunteer work. The Old Spanish Trail stretched from Santa F√© to Los Angeles in the first half of the 19th century. Although wagons […]

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