The truth of undying friendship

Column by Hal Walter Friendship – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine ON A BRIGHT MID-WINTER DAY, Rob Pedretti put his hounds onto the track of a mountain lion, just as he had done hundreds of times before. The hounds rambled off through the snow and were quickly baying along a hot trail through the […]

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Nerds have more fun

Essay by Nathan Adkisson Education – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT IS A STANDARD CLASSROOM, except for two things. First, it’s Saturday, and second, teenagers in the room don’t look bored or blank: they look elated or dismayed. They’re clustered in groups of four, each holding contraptions that look like bomb detonators. An […]

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Keith Gotschall: A few steps beyond furniture

Article by Columbine Quillen Arts – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN YOU MEET Keith Gotschall, any notion you might have of someone who spent twenty-two years in Boulder, such as Vegan, Sierra Club Member, Rolfing guru, or herbal tea drinker — and especially any notion you might have of a Boulder artist, such […]

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The flip side of democracy

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine COLORADO CENTRAL MAGAZINE is ten years old this month, so I’ve been reading back issues and reflecting on past events. And I couldn’t help but notice that we are always advising people to attend meetings, and vote, and write letters to their congressmen […]

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Quilters stitch the Valley together

Article by Marcia Darnell Arts – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE MONTHLY MEETING of the San Luis Valley Quilt Guild was under way in Monte Vista. The agenda was packed with new business and old business, plans and updates, as with any professional meeting — but at most meetings, the members don’t stitch […]

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The latest gossip about the Tennessee Pass line

Article by Ken Stitzel Railroads – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine CENTRAL COLORADO is haunted by ghost railroads. Some rails are long gone, but you can drive where the trains once ran: over Marshall Pass in the summer or through the Midland Tunnels on the county road just north of Buena Vista.

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10 years of taglines

Article by Central Staff Colorado Central – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN WE STARTED Colorado Central, we observed that most other magazines had “taglines” — a few words on the cover, near the magazine name, which explained the publication. Some of these were merely accurate, like “A newspaper for people who care about […]

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Quarquicentennials

Article by Martha and Ed Quillen History – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine OUR FORAY INTO Latin a little more than a year ago produced this word for “125th anniversary,” formed in the same way as “sesquicentennial” for 150th anniversary. Last year, Leadville, Alamosa, and the Jackson Hotel in Poncha Springs celebrated their quarquicentennials, […]

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With the silent majority

Column by George Sibley Environment – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR THE SAKE OF the earth and all life thereon, not to mention a century of fumbling but earnest efforts to create a fair and accessible society, I am hoping that the neoconservative assault on everything I value as an American will be […]

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Some propositions

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, I durn near passed out reading Ed’s discussion of the water issue, which was not Ed’s fault at all, but rather, the nature of the beast itself. Then I durn near passed out rereading my own epistle. I’m surprised anyone would print […]

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Looking for lore about Spikebuck

Letter from Meezie And Dick Stacy Local lore – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Mr. & Mrs. Quillen, Last week I received your subscription-renewal postcard for Colorado Central, which I immediately returned, along with my check for $20. On that card there was a blurb about a bighorn sheep that was shot near […]

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Provocative Questions

Letter from Peter Anderson Colorado Central – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: A belated note to thank you for a very fine issue in January — one that posed some provocative questions. As to the question about progressive Christian voices why we never hear them, I would just say they’re […]

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