The arrival of Harrison Jake

Column by Hal Walter Birth – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine BEFORE WE GET STARTED, it must be noted that there is someone watching over my shoulder as I write here in my sunny new office. His editorial comments are fairly numerous and somewhat loud, but at this point are about as intelligible as […]

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Hal Walter’s contributions

Letter from Robert Lawson Hal Walter – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I enjoy reading the magazine, specifically any articles relating to Colorado history, railroads, mining, and ranching. Also of particular interest to me are Hal Walter’s contributions. You see, my parents built (or had built) the place he owns east of Westcliffe, […]

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The weatherman doesn’t know where we are

Letter from Doug Brady Weather – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, Since I know you worry about the cultural status of Central Colorado in general, and Chaffee County in particular, below is a copy of the so-called statewide forecast from the National Weather Service in Denver, available at http://cyclone.natnet.du.edu/cofcst.txt. The words “Chaffee,” “Salida,” […]

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Reasons for buying lye

Letter from Dick Bulinski Soap – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Regarding “Soap to Savor” in the May edition: What a refreshing little story of a person who knows what she wants to do, is persistent, and isn’t ashamed of admitting early mistakes — until she finally gets it right. There is one typo. […]

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Matchless, by Jane Candia Coleman

Review by Martha Quillen Tabor Saga – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Matchless by Jane Candia Coleman published in 2003 by Five Star in conjunction with Golden West Literary Agency ISBN 0-7862-3803-8

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Is it legal to tend one?

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine According to the state Division of Wildlife, it is illegal in Colorado to possess most species of native wildlife. It is also … unlawful for any person to release or possess for release any species of wildlife (native or non-native) except as […]

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Hummingbirds: You gotta love ’em

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine The iridescent, jewel-toned hummingbird is North America’s smallest bird; many species are less than four inches in length. But size, as Napoleon might have pointed out, isn’t everything. Despite their diminutive stature, hummers — particularly the males — are extremely pugnacious creatures […]

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An unexpected encounter with a fascinating creature

Article by Lynda La Rocca Wildlife – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine MY HUSBAND STEVE AND I were in the supermarket produce section when we noticed two teenage boys staring at a hummingbird flitting frantically around the ceiling light fixtures. As we watched, the bird fluttered to the greeting-card aisle and flattened itself, wings […]

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Getting graded

Column by George Sibley Western Life – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine A State of the Rockies Report Card? We aren’t talking about the baseball team here; we’re talking about the Rocky Mountains — all the way out to the edge of California. The report card is a county-by-county annual report on key regional […]

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Love and laughter for Creede theater’s 39th season

Article by Marcia Darnell Theater – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine – CREEDE REPERTORY THEATRE opens its 2004 season on June 4 with a blast of laughter, by presenting The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, author of The Nerd, and winner of two Obies and an Outer Critics Circle Award. In The Foreigner, an Englishman […]

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Salida’s FIBArk must adapt to changes in boating

Article by Brad Goettemoeller Recreation – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine WHITEWATER FESTIVALS have always been a celebration of the river — and of those who run the river. But in recent years the festivals have become more popular and higher profile, and thus they deliver a larger economic impact. As a result, festival […]

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What America do you live in?

Essay by Ed Quillen Politics – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE OF THESE DAYS, I’ll figure out which America I live in. For most of my life, I thought that this issue had been settled in the spring of 1865, when various Confederate generals surrendered and urged their soldiers to go home and […]

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