Magazine shoplifting goes high-tech

Brief by Central Staff Publishing – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine As magazine publishers, we suppose we should be concerned about a new form of theft: “digital shoplifting.” Currently, it’s a concern in Japan, where magazine publishers have launched a publicity campaign against it. How does it work? You’ve seen those ads for cellular […]

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Following Capt. Pike across Medano Pass

Column by Hal Walter Outdoors – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine FOLLOWING THE MARKETING STRATEGY pioneered by today’s mainstream conservative media and other highly successful public-relations schemes, my friends at Bear Basin Pack Trips recently approached me with an idea. Perhaps buying some journalism about their new Sand Dunes pack trips would be more […]

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The heated summer of 1903 in the mountains

Column by George Sibley Labor hisory – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CALLING UP of the National Guard this year, to support the war in Iraq, reminded me that 2003 is the centennial of another occasion in which the Guard was called up in Colorado: in the summer of 1903 Colorado’s troops were […]

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Completing the circle: The art of Steve Flynn

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Artists – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine ARTIST SAUL STEINBERG, known for his cover illustrations for the New Yorker magazine, once described doodling as “the brooding of the mind.” But for Salida artist Steve Flynn, doodling was the springboard for a style that integrates a variety of media […]

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Getting Branded

Essay by Ed Quillen Tourism – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE BENEFIT of the commercial dialect of modern American English is that it often consists of a string of buzzwords, and all you have to do to sound plausible, perhaps even intelligent, is string a few of them together: “Our commitment to diversity […]

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Denver from the Bottom Up, by Phil Goodstein

Review by Ed Quillen Colorado History – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Denver from the Bottom Up – Volume One: From Sand Creek to Ludlow by Phil Goodstein Published in 2003 by New Social Publications P.O. Box 18026, Denver CO 80218 ISBN 0-9622169-9-2

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Drills and Mills, by Will Meyerriecks

Review by Ed Quillen Mining lore – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Drills and Mills – Precious Metal Mining and Milling Methods of the Frontier West by Will Meyerriecks Published in 2001 by the Author ISBN 0-9714383-0-7

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How other counties got their names

Sidebar by Ed Quillen County names – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine The origins of many county names in Central Colorado are fairly obvious. Park County, for instance, is named for South Park, just as Lake County is named for Twin Lakes. Those two were among the original 17 counties designated by the Territorial […]

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Chaffee: The man behind the name

Article by Duane Smith Colorado History – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine JEROME BONAPARTE CHAFFEE — mining man, politician, businessman, mill man, banker, and one of Colorado’s first two senators — was a “mover and shaker” in the 1860s and ’70s. Yet he quickly receded into history after his death in March 1886.

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Other General Stores

Sidebar by Ed Quillen General Stores – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine It all depends on how you want to define a “general store,” but in this context, call it a “market that sells a variety of items, usually including gasoline, that is in the same building as the post office.” The Twin Lakes […]

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124 years of tradition at the Twin Lakes General Store

Article by Steve Voynick Rural life – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine GENERAL STORES, those small, rural emporiums where you can buy a little of everything but not a lot of anything, are places where you catch up on local news, pick up the mail, and find out what’s biting. But they’ve been disappearing […]

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Guilty as charged

Letter from Slim Wolfe Cynicism – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Guilty as charged, Charlie Green: oozing cynicism, defeatist prose, endless carping, flinging little resentful pellets of dung at the zookeeper … it’s my mantra, my rosary, my way of not embracing the real defeat. Too cynical even for the typographer, who changed […]

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Puns in the Bushes

Letter from Irving Bennett Politics – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha and Ed, I have enjoyed your magazine, especially the parts about water. I have often wondered who really owns the clouds, since they are continuously in motion. In any event I had considered sending you firewood in lieu of the $20. […]

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Unanswered questions

Letter from Marianne Dugan Iraq – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: No one can claim that Saddam Hussein wasn’t a horrible man, but his (presumed — even that is now in doubt) removal leaves two questions unanswered:

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