Words not found in the dictionary

Letter from Slim Wolfe American life – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, Some time back, I wrote a few words about the sort of verbal currency found in these parts (and elsewhere, as well): People, not finding dollars and cents sufficient, are always trading “youcant’s” and “yougottas” in the endless struggle to get […]

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A lucky girl

Letter from Dick Scar Outdoors – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Gail Binkly is one lucky girl to have survived camping for nearly 20 years in a $19.95 tent [September, 2003, edition]. She joins countless others having copious amounts of good luck who climb to the summits of the 14,000-foot mountains around us […]

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Vigilance isn’t paranoia

Letter from Bob Cross Water – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Regarding George Sibley’s column in the October edition: Labeling your feelings as “paranoia” is simply too self-deprecating. Let me suggest that your observations are more properly classified as the vigilance of true patriotism. Remember that in Federalist No. 10, Madison was arguing […]

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Suffragist or Suffragette? Or perhaps Suffragista?

Letter from Larae W. Essman Language – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In the August 2003 issue of Colorado Central (pg. 27), Ed Quillen used the word suffragettes, a word that triggers a grim visage and a rude exclamation on my part. It is true that both words denote an advocate for the […]

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Peg Corthoust and her flowering art

Article by Columbine Quillen Local Artist – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine MANY AREA RESIDENTS are familiar with Peg Corthoust. She was one of the fastest skiers at Monarch’s Town Challenge Race last winter and she loves a good river trip. She always seems to be smiling and ready for a tasty conversation or […]

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What Trinidad is doing in Alamosa

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Education – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine Some day you may do what Ed Quillen did, and idling in Main Street traffic in Alamosa, ask yourself, “Why the hell is there a branch of Trinidad State Junior College here?” “I’m not sure how we got together,” recalls Tom Scarlett, dean […]

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Western State College celebrates independence

Article by Ed Quillen Education – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine IN THE HOPE of finding cheap student labor to exploit, I talk to college journalism and writing classes as often as possible. After those visits, it’s impossible to avoid generalizing about the students, and that led to a surprising observation.

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The courts and prayer in the schools

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Education – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine If you want to know where American law stands on prayer, it’s probably best not to ask the courts. But in the last sixty years, there have been numerous cases handed down. In 1962, the Supreme Court heard Engel v. Vitale, and decided […]

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Using children as pawns

Essay by Martha Quillen Education – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER READING A SUNDAY supplement feature about depression last week, I realized that I’m not particularly prone to depression. The article talked about people who felt hopeless, suicidal, tired, and defeated, and who thought that there was nothing they could do to change […]

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Regional Recipes

Sidebar by Alison Hobbs Agriculture – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine THE FOLLOWING RECIPES were adapted (with slight alterations) from Colorado Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Tips fresh from Colorado Farmers’ Markets and Chefs, by Melissa Craven, Laura Korth, and Janis Judd, with permission from CD

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Vegetarian recipes

Sidebar by Alison Hobbs Agriculture – November 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine THE FOLLOWING RECIPES were adapted from Vegetarian Celebrations and Great American Vegetarian by Nava Atlas. Atlas is also the author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook; Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons; Vegetariana; and several other books about vegetarian cooking which can be ordered from […]

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