Wandering through the golden days of autumn

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S FALL. I know this not by the calendar but by a certain blue color of the sky and the spray of white on the higher peaks. A select few branches of some aspen trees have begun to turn, and the first […]

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Resources for Anza in Colorado

Sidebar by Earle Kittleman Anza References – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Resources Kaelin, Celinda Reynolds. Pikes Peak Back Country. Idaho: Caxton Press, 1999. Kessler, Ron. Anza’s 1779 Comanche Campaign, Second Edition. Monte Vista, Colorado: Adobe Village Press, 2001.

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Finding Anzas 1779 battle site

Article by Earle Kittleman Anza – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE SAYING THAT “all politics is local” could be applied to history as well. The Sixth Annual World Anza Conference in Pueblo over the Labor Day weekend brought together an ardent band of local historians, genealogists, and all-out fans of Juan Bautista de […]

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If we’re saving all this time, where can we find it?

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE GOOD NEWS: It’s still harder to arrange an international conference than to get an American family with school age kids together to eat dinner. After all, a family dinner doesn’t usually require faxes, e-mails, fees, brochures, or a web site. But […]

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Poets who know their place

Column by George Sibley Poetry – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine “Knowing your place” used to be a kind of snobbish putdown. Certain kinds of people said of certain other kinds of people, “Don’t they know their place?” — which presumably indicated some kind of uppity social status on the part of the speaker. […]

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Seeing & Being Seen: Tourism in the American West

Review by Ed Quillen Tourism – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Seeing & Being Seen – Tourism in the American West Edited by David M. Wrobel and Patrick T. Long Foreword by Earl Pomeroy Published for the Center of the American West in 2001 by University Press of Kansas ISBN 0-7006-1083-9

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Monte Vista’s High-Tech High School

Article by Marcia Darnell Education – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IMAGINE GOING through high school again. Now stop grimacing and imagine going to class only when you want to, not having to match your learning pace with everyone else’s, and never having to listen to a lecture in a classroom or stand in […]

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Bypass flows will become an issue hereabouts

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine The bypass flow issue originated in northern Colorado, where plains cities like Greeley had reservoirs on Forest Service land in the mountains. Many of these could contain the entire flow of the river, so that the bed was dry downstream from the dam […]

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State fights Feds on bypass flows

Article by Allen Best Water – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CURRENT QUARREL between Colorado’s water establishment and the U.S. Forest Service comes down to creeks named Fancy, Missouri and French. They tumble off the Sawatch Range and — if left to their natural ways — flow into Homestake Creek and thence into […]

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Sarah Woods of Westcliffe, the accidental artist

Article by Rayna Bailey Local artist – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WESTCLIFFE ARTIST Sarah Woods is an admitted conservative from a family of conventional teachers and lawyers. There may not be a “Bohemian” actor, musician, or artist in the entire clan. Except for Sarah. Woods started out following in the family’s footsteps. She […]

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What is a meteorite?

Sidebar by Annie Hays Meteorites – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine What is a meteor/meteorite? Meteor is the term used to describe both the small pieces of solid material that enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, and the streak of light (shooting or falling star) produced when debris from space passes through the […]

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A Meteoric Search

Article by Annie Hays Meteorite – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine THE PIERCING SOUND of a Japanese girl band was blaring from my car speakers as I made my way to Saguache, and that strange, foreign, somewhat annoying noise somehow fit with the task at hand: searching for a meteorite.

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Maybe Dr. Science knows

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern times – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central: Come off it, readers, am I a Luddite? Ludd would surely roll over in his grave at the comparison. Honestly, I thought Luddite was some kind of magic mineral found on Mr. Tonganoxie and sold by enterprising longhairs for its […]

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Inches of acres, and some minor triple divides

Letter from Roger Williams Geography – October 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I noticed with amusement that the ad from the Wall Street Journal, “Colorado: An Enviable Position” about “Southfork” that was on page 11 [of the September edition of Colorado Central], and says their sites “are protected by almost 2 mm acres” of […]

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