Whose flag is it?

Letter from Andy Burns America – May 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, Recently an anti-war group in my region was refusing to use American flag stamps on their mailings. Pro-war, anti-peace nationalists have a knack for confiscating the flag and turning it into a symbol of belligerence and divisiveness and “I’m-more-American-than-thouness.” But the No-War […]

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Is this an April Fool’s joke?

Column by Hal Walter Mining – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine – I HAVE TO ADMIT, when Bob Gomez called and left a message in mid-March about a proposed open-pit mica mine on a 40-acre parcel in the middle of his three-square-mile residential area, I thought that someone was playing an early April Fool’s […]

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If not in our backyard, then whose?

Essay by Ed Quillen Mining – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I FIRST HEARD about the mica quarry proposed near the summit of Poncha Pass this spring, it sounded like a story with all the great ingredients: New West, as in homeowners on 20- or 40-acre lots that sat at least 20 miles […]

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Pick-up Pin-Ups

Essay by Matt Hudson Rural Life – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine I WAS RAISED IN WESTERN Colorado and I have always loved the ranches in this part of the state. You know the type — somewhat run down, with a modest home and a tired barn plus a scattering of outbuildings. Sometimes there’s […]

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Betting against Dagget

Letter from Larry D. Bullock Grazing – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine [Editor’s Note: Dan Dagget advocates improved grazing techniques; he bet if you took two identical pieces of western rangeland and he grazed his cows on one and the other was left alone, his pasture would fare better. In our April edition, George […]

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Keep the land bumpy

Letter from Slim Wolfe American life – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: First, thanks to Colorado Central for sparking a dialogue about war. I have enjoyed all the letters which have been printed. Though I am not the religious sort I trust you will all join me in this fervent hope (prayer, if […]

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A tough winter all over

Letter from Marianne Katte Climate – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I read Hal Walter’s latest piece on the winter of his discontent and was just about blown away. Even worse then my winter, huh? Wish I could do something. Even though I now live in a temperate climate, this winter was exceptionally […]

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An unkind exaggeration

Letter from Monika Griesenbeck Salida politics – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, Sorry about hanging up on you this morning [Feb. 21]. It wasn’t out of anger but because I was getting choked up over your reference to my ineffectiveness as a Salida council member. Looking back to those days, I will […]

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Just smile and stay quiet

Letter from Jim Ludwig War – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Martha, don’t hold your breath until you find someone to talk about this war. Even you in your wisdom could not bring yourself to call the war what it is: It is a religious war, and it is not politically correct to […]

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Those old phone PRefixes

Letter from Roger Williams Communications – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Expressions for cold? How about Cold enough…to freeze the balls off a brass monkey; colder than a witch’s teat. (A few summer days here would be hot enough to melt the balls off the brass monkey).

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One theory about the origin of a frigid phrase

Letter from Bruce Gillis Language – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine – Editors: Responding to your plea for cold stories for next winter, I submit the following: Subject: Old Navy stuff In the heyday of the sailing ship, every ship had to have cannon for protection. Cannon of the times required round iron cannon […]

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colcha, by Aaron Abeyta

Review by Wayne Sheldrake Poetry – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine colcha by Aaron Abeyta” Published in 2002 University Press of Colorado ISBN 0-87081-615-2

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A life at treeline, by Liz Caile

Review by George Sibley Mountain Life – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Liz Caile: A Life at Treeline (Columns by Liz Caile) Edited by Kay Turnbaugh, Kate Readio & Claudia Putnam Perigo Press, KLT Communications, Box 99, Nederland, CO 80466″ ISBN 0-9702532-0-6

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Rod Porco of Salida: Beauty with Thorns

Article by Sue Snively Artist – May 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine THE UNIQUENESS OF HIS ART speaks for itself. A Salida craftsman, Rod Porco uses mostly salvaged items to create his unusual vessels. Although there are elements of basketry in his work, the pieces are entities unto themselves, fashioned from discarded objects, broken scraps, […]

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