The future of pack-burro racing will come from its roots

Column by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine It was late June and snow banks still lingered in the trees and along the stream bank. The young burro peered into the high mountain stream, then snorted, turned his neck, and yanked me back through the water. This was not the […]

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An overworked word

Letter from Slim Wolfe Columbia Point – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Recently reported in the Crestone Eagle, Saguache County: Administrator McIntosh was pleased to have been consulted before a lesser Carson Peak was renamed in honor of the late lamented spaceship. No one consulted me, or I might have told them that […]

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Where is Central Colorado?

Letter from Roger Henn Geography – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Quillens: Nine years ago you may have set out to redefine “Central Colorado.” But the lines you seem to have established are weird. You include Alamosa, etc., towns which are further south than Montrose, which you do not include. You include Creede […]

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Why I choose the Internet for news

Letter from Dan Bishop Media – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Do you know who Major Charmaine Means is? Every American should recognize her name and know what she did. Yet only the Wall Street Journal dared tell her story. As far as I know, FoxNews didn’t. MSNBC didn’t. ABC and CBS didn’t. […]

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Use barbless hooks

Letter from Richard D. Stacy Wildlife – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I enjoyed, and agree with, the article on catch-and-release fishing by Alan Kesselheim [in the June edition]. In the past, I have fished with barbless hooks, which I believe are much less traumatic for the trout when caught and released, although […]

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Do it the American way

Letter from Edward H. Hawkins Politics – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I have an answer for T.L. Livermore of Gunnison with respect to his rant “A message for the CO GOP” which appeared in your June 2003 edition, complaining about the way the GOP redistricted.

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Another blip along the way

Letter from Charlie Green Cynicism – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Most of this letter is in response to Slim Wolfe’s letter in the June issue. His letter oozed cynicism and defeatist prose. While the current epoch seems like a runaway roller coaster, it really isn’t much different from other historical periods. The […]

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The persistent power of myth

Essay by Martha Quillen Western Life – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine RECENTLY, I READ A “Writers on the Range” syndicate piece about destructive weeds by Paul Larmer, executive director of High Country News. Paul is always a clear and interesting writer, but since we included plenty about plants in our May issue, I […]

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Search commences for a fatal flaw in the Big Straw

Article by Ellen Miller Water – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine THE FIRST PUBLIC PEEK at the so-called Big Straw attracted relatively little attention considering the historic hostility that greets Front Range efforts to get its thirsty hands on Western Slope water. Only about 80 people, most of them affiliated in some fashion with […]

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Money flows faster than water in Colorado

Column by George Sibley Water – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine I SHOULD PROBABLY consider myself lucky. As the co√∂rdinator of Western State College’s summer Water Workshop (July 23-25 this year), I get paid a big chunk of my income to think about water. That probably puts me in the lucky 25 percent of […]

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Mountain Music comes to our mountains

Article by Bill Hays Music – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine WHILE IT’S OFTEN CALLED mountain music, the mountains in question are the Appalachians, not the Rockies. Nevertheless, the music better known as bluegrass will be making a high-profile appearance in Central Colorado this month at the inaugural High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, […]

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Smokechasing, by Stephen Pyne

Review by Ed Marston Wildfire – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Smokechasing: A New Look at Wildfires by Stephen Pyne Published in 2003 by University of Arizona Press ISBN 0-816-52285-5

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The Silver Lode, by the Columbine Poets of Colorado

Review by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine The Silver Lode – Columbine Poets of Colorado – Members’ Anthology, 25th Anniversary Published in 2003 by Riverstone Press of the Foothills Columbine Poets Inc., P.O. Box 6245, Broomfield, CO 80021) ISBN 0-936600-10-1

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St. Elmo legacy faces a variety of threats

Article by Clint Driscoll Historic preservation – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine THE POTENTIAL for destruction of historically important districts and structures exists all over Central Colorado, and emotions run deep when a proposed or real action threatens such buildings or areas. As Stella Hosmer Bailey wrote in her 1985 history, The Charisma of […]

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