We known one when we see one

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor, Poppycock, Quillen. We know a liberal when we see one: Unkempt hair, unkempt house, unkempt dog, it all adds up to pinko. I don’t see why you people can’t appreciate the war on drugs, it’s as simple as uppers for the pilots […]

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Ranching in the New Media Economy

Column by Hal Walter Media – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine I GET MOST of my unbiased news these days from a regional weekly newspaper called Thrifty Nickel. From this decidedly alternative newspaper, which is emblazed with the motto “Want Ads That Do What You Want Them To Do,” the analytical and creative mind […]

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Downhill Slide, by Hal Clifford

Review by Allen Best Ski industry – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Downhill Slide: Why the Corporate Ski Industry is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns, and the Environment by Hal Clifford Published in 2002 by Sierra Club Books ISBN 1-578-050-71-5

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Slip-sliding along

Essay by Martha Quillen Media – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine ON FEBRUARY 2, The Denver Post led its “Perspective” section with an article about two insolvent Colorado school districts. “Broke schools, busted system” the feature declared, and it continued: “There is nothing unique about the ineptitude demonstrated by those two district boards and […]

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Cindy Lilly: Silversmithing and stones, set in Salida

Article by Columbine Quillen Local Art – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine ANYONE WHO COMES THROUGH Salida these days notices all of the art galleries. Artists from all over the country have moved here in recent years, but very few of them grew up here. Cindy Lilly’s trade, however, wasn’t learned at an art […]

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The Hutchinson Ranch: Endangered but Enduring

Article by Betty Plotz Local History – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine WENDELL HUTCHINSON is a man with a sense of place. He was born on the Hutchinson Ranch in 1924 and has lived there for most of his life. And this year, Colorado Preservation Incorporated (CPI) has recognized that place.

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Facing long-term reality

Letter from Ed Rogers Drought – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: As this winter turns dry, more people are starting to realize that the drought we are experiencing is not short term and finally the media appear to be waking up to what many geologists and climatologists have been warning: this drought is […]

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Crystal Mountain Center wants playwrights

Brief by Central Staff Drama – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine The Crystal Mountain Center for the Performing Arts has changed its name to the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, but it’s still sponsoring the annual one-act play contest. There’s a change, though. The contest had been limited to Colorado playwrights, but New […]

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Fast food may not be good for birds

Brief by Central Staff Wildlife – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine You see a lot of birdseed on sale this time of year, and it can be entertaining and educational to watch the birds gather at the feeder outside your kitchen window. But putting out feed might not be the best thing for the […]

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Monte Vista Crane Festival will run March 7-8

Brief by Central Staff Wildlife – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Monte Vista Crane Festival will run March 7 – 9 Greater Sandhill Cranes are about 4 feet tall, and gray with a red patch on their foreheads; they have a 6-foot wingspan, weigh about 12 pounds, and every spring they leave New Mexico […]

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‘Round the Region

Brief by Ed Quillen Regional news – March 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Dry pocketbooks It’s easy to see how drought has affected agriculture, which is one major Central Colorado industry. As for our biggest industry, tourism, some effects are quite obvious: if there’s not much snow, there won’t be many skiers.

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