From the new and improved Santa Claus

Essay by Lou Bendrick Christmas – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine To: Residents of Western Region, North America From: First Assistant to Kris Kringle THIS COMMUNICATION is to inform you that Christopher Kringle, aka, Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, henceforth known herein as Mr. Claus, has made several changes to your subscriber service. Mr. […]

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Western Water Report: December 5, 2002

HYDROLOGY Inflow to Lake Powell continues to be significantly below average. Unregulated inflow into Lake Powell in September, 2002 was 58 percent of average, in October was 56 percent of average and in November 68 percent of average. Inflow to Lake Powell is expected to remain below average through the winter and early spring. Snowpack […]

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Animal medicine for a nostalgic writer

Column by Hal Walter Livestock – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine THE SMELL OF BURNING BONE drifted out of the old burro’s mouth as the wire saw, a thin piece of abrasive metal floss with metal rings on each end, ground its way through a tooth deep in the back of Jumpin’ Jack’s mouth. […]

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Reward work, not sleaze

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern life – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: Will some doomsday weapon be slipped into an American port on a container ship? Seems as likely or as unlikely as any other paranoid scenario dreamed up in the name of patriotism this year. But according to news reports, the major […]

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It’s Hulbert, not Hurlbert

Letter from Mary Jane Rust Correction – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, Thanks for the nice and fair review of Images of Historic Southern Colorado. Now I have to hurl you back a message — the publisher is the Hulbert Center of Colorado College. You wrote “Hurlbert.” It’s not nearly as bad as […]

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Where did the cats come from?

Letter from Marianne Katte Query – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed & Martha: Just finished reading the October Colorado Central and loved the cover, who did that? I was exited to read about the Folsom points and hope you bring an update on that. Also I felt so sorry for Hal Walter about […]

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Coltan and Red Herrings

Letter from Jim Calvert Minerals – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Coltan and Red Herrings Dear Ed, Mr. Wolfe’s explanation of “red herring” was curious, but I think there is an easier one. A red herring is just a kipper, a smoked herring, which is oily and odoriferous. This is an old word, but […]

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Our suggestions for our place

Review by Central Staff Books – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine We’ve read most of the books mentioned in the Tattered Cover list. But here are some that we’d suggest for Central Colorado (along with a few outsiders). For clear, interesting local history, we recommend: Leadville, a Miner’s Epic, by Stephen M. Voynick.

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Books to match our mountains

Suggestions from the Tattered Cover Books – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store asked twelve Colorado authors, educators, and land agency workers: What books would you suggest to someone who wants to know more about the heritage, challenges, and wonders of life in the Mountain West?

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Getting it for a song (actually an essay)

Essay by Columbine Quillen Mountain Life – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine THE ICE PALACE INN in Leadville could be yours for only $230 — and a bit more. Giles and Kami Kolakowski, the owners of the Leadville bed and breakfast are sponsoring an essay contest in which the winner will take over the […]

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My fellow citizens

Essay by Ray Schoch Politics – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine CREATING AND MAINTAINING a sense of community is not a concept invented by 21st century Americans. More than two thousand years ago, Plato wrote: “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” […]

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Doctrinal Disputes

Essay by Ed Quillen Water – December 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine GIVEN THAT THIS YEAR was both an election year and a drought year, it’s rather surprising that water wasn’t more of an issue during the campaigns. There were the usual shibboleths from candidates of all parties about “keeping Colorado water in Colorado,” which […]

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