Seeking shelter from the windstorm in Taos

Column by Hal Walter Travel – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S IMPORTANT this time of year when leaving for a holiday from the Wet Mountains to take note of certain things. For instance, before leaving for a mini-vacation to Taos, New Mexico, in early May, I noted that despite six feet of snow […]

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A message for the CO GOP

Letter from T. L. Livermore Politics – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, I thought you might be interested in this message, which I recently sent to Colorado’s Republicans: I am dismayed to read and hear about the congressional redistricting passed by our legislature in early May, during the last three days of the […]

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Asking the right questions

Letter from Slim Wolfe Democracy – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Snickety strikes again…. And what strikes me is a general inability to ask the right questions. Let’s not be put on the defensive by an 18-year-old marine who thinks there’s no right to ask questions, rather let’s ask if any service person […]

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Wearing out the welcome

Letter from Orville Wright American life – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Mr. Quillen: Enjoyed the follow-up piece about the Klan on page 6 [of the May edition]. It appears that my mother worked in the “Dragon’s Den,” so to speak. My Grandmother Wright attended the First Christian Church. I knew the minister as […]

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Good intentions made good

Letter from Ray Schoch Xeriscaping – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, Martha and Colorado Central readers: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions…” or so a Baptist minister once told me. If he’s correct, I’m doomed. One of the things I’ve always disliked about many plant and gardening articles and […]

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Reading the Environment

Column by George Sibley Environment – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine “Environment” was a word I don’t remember hearing when I was growing up and going to school in the 1950s. It’s a lot different today; our young people are immersed in information about “the environment” from grade school on. This is a commendable […]

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The West loses an unsentimental guide

Essay by John Krist David Lavender – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine HISTORIAN DAVID LAVENDER was the best sort of guide a traveler in the West could have: A quiet man with a wry sense of humor, he was passionate about this region, refused to romanticize it and was happy to share his knowledge […]

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Some books in Brief

Review by Ed Quillen History and horses – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazin Pike’s Peak Backcountry – The Historic Saga of the Peak’s Western Slope by Celinda Reynolds Kaelin Second Edition, published in 1999 by Caxton Press ISBN 0-87004-391-9

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Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains, by CSU

Review by Martha Quillen Gardening – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains by Celia Tannehill and James E. Klett, Ph.D. Published in 2002 by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension ISBN 188914309X

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Why I’m against it all, by Ken Wright

Review by Ed Quillen Western life – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Why I’m Against It All – Rants and Reflections by Ken Wright Published in 2003 by Raven’s Eye Press (P.O. Box 4351, Durango CO 81301; 970-247-2433) ISBN 0-9700044-2-7

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The Sonheims: Carla’s faces, Steve’s techniques

Article by Sue Snively Local Artists – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine ON FIRST GLANCE, it was like looking into the unknown, perhaps into a scene far removed from the face of this place we call earth. The lighting and shadow in this photograph aroused trepidation — and curiosity. It was a stunning piece. […]

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Colorado resources should benefit all of Colorado

Essay by Jim Dyer Water – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION, I’m not a water lawyer and have not spent the kind of time that employees at the Department of Natural Resources or some of the other water agencies have spent getting educated about water policy, so when it comes […]

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Fry-Ark started as Gun-Ark in 1948

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CONTROVERSY over the use of the upper Gunnison River would have ended a long time ago, if the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had been able to go ahead with a 1948 proposal. There would be nothing to argue about, because every potential […]

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Learning more about the Gunnison

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water – June 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Further Reading: The history of the Colorado-Big Thompson project is covered in The Last Water Hole in the West, by Daniel Tyler, published in 1992 by University Press of Colorado. Tyler says it’s not an authorized history, but it sure reads like one.

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