Joe Glavinick in the Hall of Fame

Column by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine BACK IN JULY OF 1959 a Denver Post banner headline, what we in the newspaper industry would call a “Screamer,” belted out in boldface type across the top of the page:

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Hard and Soft America

Column by George Sibley Politics – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S AN ELECTION YEAR, in case anyone hasn’t noticed, and all kinds of wild cards are coming out in what could be lumped together as “the American media” — those conduits through which our public and private discussions and arguments are channeled and […]

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20 years in Buena Vista, and a big Temptation

Article by Sue Snively Local Artist – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT IS CALLED Temptation of St. Anthony, and at first glance it seems to be a standard landscape. Behind the sand dunes the Sangre de Cristo peaks of Crestone and Crestone Needle loom in the background, framed against a rather dramatic sky.

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Finding Fault

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern life – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine T.S. Eliot once wrote “April is the cruelest month.” Whereas I would have said May. But Eliot went on: “…breeding, Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.” So maybe Eliot’s April is our […]

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The America we live in

Letter from Robert Loewe Politics – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, I knew instantly that one of the headlines in your June issue, “What America Are We Living In Now?” would end up attached to my refrigerator. Those six words connect with most things I witness when I leave my mountain cocoon […]

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What’s the antecedent?

Letter from F.a. Rios Grammar – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Among the deformities that I noticed on page 11 of your June 2004 issue, the following may or may not be the most egregious:

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Singletrack Salida, by Nathan Ward

Review by Columbine Quillen Recreation – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Salida Singletrack: Mountain Biking in Colorado’s Upper Arkansas Valley by Nathan Ward Published in 2004 by Ice Mountain Publishing ISBN 0-9748814-06

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Deep aquifers may be all that’s left

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Water – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine We’ve heard it declared that the Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District once tried to grab all of the groundwater in the Wet Mountain Valley, but that’s not exactly true. In reality, Round Mountain tried to claim the “non-tributary” underground water in the […]

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Augmentation

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Water – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine When you’re discussing water in Colorado, nothing is simple, and augmentation is no exception. The Colorado Foundation for Water Education defines it as “Replacing the quantity of water depleted from the stream system caused by an out-of-priority diversion. When adjudicated and operated to […]

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Wet Mountain Water War

Article by Rayna Bailey Water – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Despite sharing a similar purpose, the Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District in Custer County, which was founded in 1969, and the younger Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, in Salida, which was founded in 1979, have always had a love-hate relationship marked by […]

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Climax: Two decades later

Article by Steve Voynick Mining – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine ON FEBRUARY 16, 2004, it seemed that the off-and-on-again rumors of the past 20 years had finally come true. The headline of a front-page, above-the-fold article in The Denver Post announced “Leadville Taps Vein of Hope.” An accompanying color photo showed a cluster […]

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Not quite an aberration

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Mountain Life – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor’s Note: Allen Best introduces the idea of mountain mavericks wanting to do whatever they please. But we’d like to point out that Marvin Heemeyer wasn’t an aberration in being far more furious about what his neighbors were able to do than […]

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Looking at the dark side of paradise

Article by Allen Best Mountain Life – July 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine TO MANY OF US who know Granby, or even mountain towns in general, the bizarre type of explosion that happened there was surprising, but the explosion itself was not. In case anyone has forgotten, which seems doubtful, Marvin Heemeyer, who had once […]

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