The incredible flying Dumpster

Column by Hal Walter Rural Life – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS FAIRLY SIMPLE to conclude that my neighbor’s trash Dumpster had arrived about 30 feet across the road from its usual location at the behest of a bear. The crumpled metal box was on its side and seriously damaged, some of […]

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The drive-by roostering

Essay by Patty Lataille Small-town life – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine MARAUDING ROOSTERS at large. Laying hens. Cock fights at 5 a.m. Chicken sex. Uniformed police officers ready to whack my roosters. I never dreamed that the intricate details of chickenhood would be the source of such controversy in my lifetime.

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Susie Allen’s passion for painting

Article by Lynda La Rocca Artists – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazin BRIGHT, BOLD, AND BIGGER-THAN-LIFE: These are the words that immediately come to mind when viewing the works of Leadville artist Susie Allen. From vibrant oils and acrylics to pencil drawings glowing with unexpected flashes of color, Allen celebrates form and figure in […]

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Lies, damned lies, and mushroom hunters

Essay by Monika Griesenbeck Mushrooms – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS FOURTH OF JULY, while most normal people were enjoying barbecues with family and friends, I went to check one of my favorite mushroom patches, which is above 10,000 feet on a certain mountain. The mushroom I like to hunt is the King […]

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Dog Norton goes off his diet

Essay by John Mattingly Rural Life – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Pickle came home from a roundup to find his faithful dog Norton lying on the porch next to another dog. Pickle inspected the new dog and saw that it was female. She nuzzled Norton for protection and Norton growled halfheartedly at Pickle […]

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Live with Pickle, by J.C. Mattingly

Review by Ed Quillen Rural Life – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Life with Pickle – Collected stories that first appeared in The Fence Post by J.C. Mattingly Published in 2001 by Mirage Publishing Co. ISBN 0971043000

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Election Reading

Review by Martha Quillen Politics – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine ALTHOUGH THE FOLLOWING BOOKS are not “from,” “for” or “about” Central Colorado, they are about what a lot of us are discussing in our region as the 2004 elections draw near; so here’s an overview on popular (and not-so-popular) political tomes.

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Whose land is this, anyway?

Essay by Robert Funkhouser Recreation – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine “When agencies begin to act like entrepreneurs seeking self-funding through fees, and low-income people are excluded, the public purpose — the very reason for public ownership — is defeated.” (More and Stevens, Journal of Leisure Research, 2000) “You’re kidding me, right?” I said, […]

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Dealing with democracy

Column by George Sibley Politics – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine “That’s what democracy is about: sometimes you lose.” I’ve been thinking about that. Martha Quillen said that in last month’s Colorado Central, in a sidebar to Allen Best’s story about Granby, bulldozer operator Marvin Heemeyer and “the dark side of Paradise.”

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The 1779 Comanche campaign

Sidebar by Ed Quillen History – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine When Juan Bautista de Anza moved into the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fé in early 1779, the Spanish hold on the province of New Mexico was threatened by Comanche raiders who came from the Great Plains, crossed the Sangre de Cristo […]

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Anza’s Life in Brief

Sidebar by Ed Quillen History – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Juan Bautista de Anza was born in July, 1736, in Sonora, Mexico. His father, captain of the presidio at Fronteras, was also named Juan Bautista de Anza. Anza is a Basque name which means “pasture in the dwarf elder trees” and describes areas […]

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Following Juan Bautista de Anza

Essay by Ed Quillen History – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS YEAR, Salida and Poncha Springs will host the Anza World Conference, which runs from Aug. 26 to 28 in various local venues like the Steam Plant and the St. Joseph’s Great Hall. The major public event is scheduled for the evening of […]

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On the Ground in Guffey

Letter from Tom Elliott Guffey – August 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, Reading through the June edition I couldn’t help but notice the very interesting Letter from the Editors (What America do you live in), a commentary on the media’s need to simplify, and in so doing thereby miss the reality on the ground.

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