The winter of my discontent

Column by Hal Walter Mountain life – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine IMAGINE THAT your geographical environment — the place that you live — is a bi-polar psychotic with a tendency towards violence. I came up with that analogy after a particularly loathsome period during this winter of my discontent. I do not feel […]

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How to spell ski-joring?

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Leadville – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine – So is it ski joring, skijoring, or ski-joring? Take your pick. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition) lists it as one word, from the Norwegian skikjøring (ski plus kjøring, or “driving”).

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Crystal Carnival has died, but ski-joring lives on

Article by Lynda La Rocca Leadville – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine AS THE SONG SAYS, the times, they are a-changin’ — in Leadville as in many other small Colorado communities. While the Crystal Carnival, Leadville’s traditional winter celebration, is now little more than a name and a memory, skijoring is still going strong. […]

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Headwaters Hill is a special triple divide

Letter from Dale Sanderson Geography – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: A few comments regarding Ken Stitzel’s letter (“More Triple Divides”) in the February issue: He is correct in his identification of the three “corners” of the Closed Basin. As you and I discussed during one of the naming hikes, if one considers […]

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Can’t converse with a bomb

Letter from Slim Wolfe War on terrorism – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha Q., By golly Martha, you’re absolutely right. What else can we do but have ourselves another little war? We are human, after all, and it’s our duty to be more destructive than Kudzu. Does it matter that a terrorist can […]

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Driven to desperation?

Letter from Dick Conway The War on Terrorism – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha, I’ve been upset ever since I read your essay, “We’ve got to learn how to talk about this war” in the February issue. I just didn’t think that someone with your perspective — you always seem to see […]

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More like thistles in the field than varmints in their holes

Letter from Peter Anderson The war on terrorism – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha: Thanks for your invitation to begin discussing the current war in a forthright way. I appreciated your candor in stating your own views. Open discussion of our response to 9-11 has not been prevalent. Part of that I […]

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We need to learn how to wage peace

Letter from Bob Cross The war on terrorism – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha: Bravo! Honest and Open debate IS a cornerstone of our democracy and as citizens we are required to participate. If we rely on the pundits and the pollsters, we will never develop a national resolve to properly address the […]

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They might roll in the grave

Letter from Slim Wolfe Public lands – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, I’ve enjoyed your many articles on Federal Lands use. John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt might roll over in the grave to think the hikers might have to team up with the ATV crowd in the name of wilderness preservation. Personally […]

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What Christo is doing while Charlie’s waiting

Letter from Eldon Rush Arts – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor, “The Christos have created some of the most breathtaking works of the 20th century using fabric in, over, through, and around natural and constructed forms” according to Earl A. Powell, Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In […]

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Communication adventures

Letter from Charlie Green Telecommunications – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed (or Martha): The article in the February issue about the San Luis Valley getting DSL prompted this diatribe. Unlike Salida and environs, the San Luisians and I have the same telephone provider: CenturyTel (Company motto: You’ll get your service when we get […]

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A couple of artists: Tammie and Dave LaVercombe

Article by Columbine Quillen Artists – March 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine SALIDA ARTISTS Tammie and Dave Lavercombe offer a diversity of art, from bright colorful landscapes, to wood and paper-maché sculptures, to elegant silver jewelry. They are one another’s biggest fans and they create an atmosphere in their home and studio that welcomes creativity […]

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