My town is tops and now the pressure is on

Essay by Rob Marin Modern Life – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Help me with a quick survey: Pick the “10 Best Towns” that people call home in America. Go ahead, take a minute. I’m betting Driggs, Idaho, wasn’t your top choice. But that’s assuming you didn’t pick up the March issue of Men’s […]

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The quirky nature of horseshoers

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine A neighbor who owns horses called recently to ask for the name of my farrier. It seems her horseshoer had decided mid-season to blow off the job of keeping steel under her animals. Now she was really in a bind and had run […]

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Another ski area joins the ghosts

Article by Allen Best Recreation Industry – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Cuchara Ski Area arrived on the coattails of Colorado’s great boom in downhill skiing. That was in 1981-82, the finale of an era when ski areas had routinely posted gains of 10 and even 20 percent. Only droughts seemed to interrupt the […]

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The Blame Game won’t prevent wildfires

Essay by Ed Quillen Forests – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine There used to be a popular bumper sticker whose message could be translated into Official English as “Events Occur.” But nobody really believes that — in modern America, nothing just happens. Thus it’s not enough for us to endure smoke and haze, as […]

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Invasion of the CEOnistas

Letter from Ed Rogers Modern Life – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In an attempt to avoid indictments, the 500 remaining CEOs of publicly held US companies made an attempt to enter Mexico but were blocked at the border. They then held a hastily called unannounced public meeting, found an unregulated Colorado County, […]

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Markets and war

Letter from Slim Wolfe War on terrorism – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: No discussion of war would be complete without some mention of market forces. First of all, violence itself is under the sway of psychology: the way to avoid a violent confrontation is not to drive through the barrio in a […]

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Days of infamy

Letter from Katherine Donithorne War on Terrorism – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine In 1947: The Jews however “inspired” to participate in the founding of Israel were not allowed to enter and, in attempting, attacked by the British. Many immigrants were killed and the others sent to concentration camps. Sept. 11, 1973: A military […]

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Sensing solitude

Letter from Allen Best Wilderness – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: In reviewing the revised edition of the Roderick Nash classic on wilderness, you point out one of the ironies of designated wilderness, namely that designation sometimes (maybe even often) directly correlates with increased visitation and hence loss of solitude. Indeed, the quietest, […]

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Nothing honorable about war

Letter from Paul Martz War on Terrorism – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha, There is no honor in war, it is always a dirty business. The object is to kill people, hopefully more combatants who are theoretically able to fight back, than non-combatants. You kill them by any means possible and fair or […]

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Grappling with war issues

Letter from Jack Herrick War on Terrorism – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha, You certainly can cover a lot of ground, meaningfully, in just a few pages. Your almost “by the way” comment on our leaders (I say Congressmen) having great benefits packages is right on the money. No pun intended.

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Utes and Wildfire

Letter from Virginia Simmons Wildfire – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Your July issue included a timely article by Allen Best, with a mix of facts and opinions about the history of wildfire in Colorado. Whereas some of the opinions seemed well supported, I wish to point out one which set off some […]

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