A regional answer to the food-supply questions

Column by Hal Walter Food – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IN MY OTHER PROFESSIONAL LIFE, the one in which I actually make a living off my writing, I’ve spent half a decade researching and writing about food and nutrition. Most of this has been as editor of a newsletter called The Maffetone Report […]

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Sally Gilchrist: A Designing Woman in Westcliffe

Article by Rayna Bailey Arts – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR SALLY GILCHRIST, looking into a room and seeing how it can be improved is as natural as opening a window and taking a cleansing breath of fresh mountain air. The environment in a person’s home is the only place he or she […]

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Poetic Salida

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Arts – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I MOVED TO Central Colorado from the east coast in 1982 Salida was, in the words of the great Jimmy Buffett, “a dyin’ little town.” So was Leadville, which is where I settled. Frankly, so was much of central Colorado. […]

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Where the water buffalo roam

Essay by Ed Quillen Water – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IF WE HAD THE RESOURCES, this magazine could probably keep a full-time writer busy on regional water issues, everything from snowpack and river flows to adjudications and Front Range schemes. Indeed, our own Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District could have kept a writer […]

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Pack Burro Racing Results for 2003

Brief by Central Staff Pack-Burro Racing – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine So far as we know, pack-burro racing is the only organized competitive sport that originated in Central Colorado, which is as good a reason as any for us to publish the results of the 2003 season. The Western Pack Burro Racing ASS-ociation […]

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Serious Winter

Column by George Sibley Climate – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THIRTY BELOW in Gunnison again! Minus 33, according to the Denver TV, so it must be true! And then there are all those radical thermometers down by the river. So-and-so had 44 below! I heard a minus 46!

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The pro-Nazi American soldier who aided an escape

Article by Allen Best History – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine SIXTY YEARS AGO, on Feb. 12, 1944, a bus rolled into Salida carrying two soldiers stationed at Camp Hale, located 75 miles to the north. The soldiers were on a shopping trip, purchasing a man’s black hat, and a woman’s scarf, sweater, and […]

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German POWs worked in the San Luis Valley

Article by Marcia Darnell Local History – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine DURING WORLD WAR II, German prisoners of war lived and worked in the San Luis Valley. The stories of their lives here, and afterward, abound throughout the Valley. Although they were only here for a couple of years, their work lives on, […]

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Feeling like an alien

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern life – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: My Visitors Guide to Planet Earth defines Christmas as a synonym for excess. This morning before dawn I indulged my own bit of excess, consisting of turning on two 60w bulbs simultaneously. Generally my activities, including machine-sewing and typewriting, are adequately […]

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One good rule

Letter from Ray Schoch Colorado Central – February 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha and Ed: (It does say “Letter From the Editors,” as in plural): A fine job, my friends, on Issue Number 119, beginning on page 2 with Stacy Mitchell’s piece. That sales taxes fall disproportionally on those least able to afford […]

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