Paying attention to the natural world

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine EARLY THIS SUMMER, while we were nesting inside with our new child Harrison, a family of bluebirds moved into the fan-vent on the sunny side of the house. The flap that covered the pipe had become cracked and warped from years of exposure. […]

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Louise Peterson of Guffey: Sculpting great danes

Article by Sunnie Sacks Local Arts – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine “Danes are my love and sculpting is my passion,” says Guffey artist Louise Peterson. Peterson has used her Great Danes, Bella and Nandi (Nandi died earlier this year), as models for her award winning bronze and pewter sculptures. But dogs were not […]

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Colorado water

Essay by Martha Quillen Water – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine DURING THE LAST WEEK OF July, Ed and I attended the 29th annual Colorado Water Workshop at Western State College (better known in our house as George’s water conference), an annual forum for water professionals, including water lawyers, scientists, technologists, managers, and engineers. […]

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Quinoa: a 21st-century food from the Andes

Article by Douglas Larsen Agriculture – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine BACK IN BOSTON in the mid-seventies, I was a young Turk cutting my teeth in the culinary world, and we served seasonal, mostly local and organic food. We offered New England cuisine with a Japanese touch. (This was before “regional” and “fusion” became […]

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The return of the Colorado Blowfish

Letter from Slim Wolfe Media – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The August edition Slimbo Award, Return of the Colorado Blowfish, goes to the correspondent who wrote in to cross sabers with Martha’s editorial. The universe is an immensely baffling place, and we blowfish feel less threatened if we can puff ourselves up. […]

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Looking forward to more

Letter from Neil Reich Colorado Central – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, Just a note to let you know how much I am enjoying your magazine, Colorado Central. Many of the articles have been of special interest, including the one about the location and naming of sidings on early Colorado railroads. A […]

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Ancient myths and modern reality

Column by George Sibley Water – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine MY MOST DAUNTING TASK as Western State College’s “Coordinator of Special Projects” is pulling together the college’s annual summer Water Workshop, a cat-herding exercise that chases me all over the state to make deals with really busy people who are very serious about […]

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Creed de Avanzar

Article by Marcia Darnell Local arts – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE HOUSE OF CREED is a hidden treasure. It’s hard to find but worth the trek — a cozy home with an impressive array of musical tools, including several varieties of drums, keyboards, speakers, synthesizers, and other electronic tune-makers. Floating amid this […]

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Back to school (with a twist)

Article by Margaret Rush Education – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine SNOW-TOPPED MOUNTAINS peek into my office window. Green pine trees sway gently in the wind. Billowy clouds slowly ease in and out of my view, partly filling the blue sky. When we left the hub-bub of the city many years ago, Salida is […]

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Technofascism

Essay by Kay Matthews Modern Life – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I TOLD CHELLIS GLENDINNING my terrible tale of trying to help my neighbors register their small business on a centralized government website, she said, “That’s techno-fascism, and it’s rampant.”

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Private enterprise

Brief by Central Staff Politics – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine A former state representative from Wetmore has found a new career in Los Angeles. He’s in charge of distribution for an adult-entertainment company. But there are all sorts of ways to define family values according to Larry Schwartz.

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Colorado’s own flammable waterway

Brief by Central Staff Environment – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine One event often credited with starting the environmental movement happened on June 22, 1969. The Cuyahoga River, which flows in Ohio and empties into Lake Erie, caught fire near downtown Cleveland. More precisely, a floating oil slick ignited, sending flames 50 feet high […]

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