Looking for answers in a world gone awry

Column by Hal Walter Sept. 11 events – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine For more than a week before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lone red-tailed hawk shrieked like a banshee while flying circles in the bright blue fall sky around the small basin where I live. Was it trying to […]

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Earth Day Dialogue, 1996

Poem by Jude Jannet Environment – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Earth Day Dialogue, 1996 Said I do this for love of my mother. Ah, but does she really love me, you ask. Thought maybe I was speaking of one particular human, did you, the one we blame all our troubles on?

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Backache

Poem by Jude Jannet Modern Life – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Backache Middle aged man All I want to do is sit on the porch and write poetry to the birds and to the trees while they make love to me, instead I must produce something so you will pay me money to […]

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Growing Poetry: Jude Jannet of Salida

Article by Ed Quillen Local Artists – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine SALIDA ALREADY HAS a reputation as a place where painters, sculptors, potters, and jewelers flourish. There’s not much poetry in that mix of muses, but that will change if Jude Jannet succeeds in her mission. Jannet, a dynamic and memorable performance poet […]

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The once and future Stupid Zone

Essay by Lynda La Rocca Mountain Life – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine I WAS ORIGINALLY going to call this essay “Swan Song for the Stupid Zone.” But no such luck. Regular Colorado Central readers already know that a “Stupid Zone,” (a term coined by the bearded half of Colorado Central’s publishing team) refers […]

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Retaliation just lowers us to the attackers’ level

Letter from Slim Wolfe Sept. 11 events – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central, It was a great month to be a flag salesman but a depressing one for anyone preaching the gospel of peace. The people were out with their flags, like so many colored tickets waving in the hands of spectators […]

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History offers many names for the Rio Grande

Letter from Virgina M. Simmons Geography – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: On my bookshelves, the best summary of names for the Rio Grande is found in Carroll L. Riley’s Rio del Norte: People of the Upper Rio Grande from Earliest Times to the Pueblo Revolt (University of Utah Press, 1995). Riley begins […]

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A brief history of the jury

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Jury Duty – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine So what is a jury, anyway? A jury is a group of people legally selected and sworn to inquire into, and decide the truth of, factual evidence and to render a verdict according to that evidence. The jury’s earliest incarnation in […]

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It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it

Article by Lynda La Rocca Jury Duty – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Frankly, I was looking for the money. After spending a month back east this past summer, my husband Steve and I returned to Colorado in mid-August to an official U.S. Postal Service bin brimming with mail. Among the piles of catalogues, […]

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Vacillation and Isolation

Essay by Martha Quillen & Columbine Quillen Sept. 11 events – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine ED STARTED THE Letter from the Editors this month after rereading Jihad vs. McWorld, a book he picked up years ago on remainder. In Jihad, author Benjamin Barber writes about the new global economy and how it’s fueling […]

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What does Salida R-32-J really need?

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Salida school mill levy election – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine In the final analysis, almost all of the numbers support the idea that Salida could use more money — since it certainly isn’t one of the richest districts in the state. The truth is, most of the schools in […]

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Does money really matter?

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Salida School Mill Level Election – November 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine One of the common local debates regarding District R-32-J’s proposed mill levy override revolves around whether money matters. But rather than being conclusive, the answer seems to be… Sometimes.

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