Fall Changes

Column by Hal Walter Rural Life – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine AS THE ASPENS began to turn this year, our woodstove was yanked out in favor of a freestanding propane fireplace stove with a thermostat, blower, 32,000 BTUs, “Ember-Fyre” technology, and who knows what else. How “disco” is that? The point being that […]

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A result of that Outside “Cool Town” listing

Essay by Sue Price Salida – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IT ALL STARTED with the Outside Magazine article, published in August. I’m sure you know the one – yes, the one that half of you are bemoaning because it might attract (too many) people (like me) to the area and the other half […]

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Do we want Colorado is it used to be?

Essay by Allen Best Colorado – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine A WAVE OF NOSTALGIA for “Colorado as it used to be” has been sweeping the state during the last several years. This trend first became evident, at least to me, in the advertising pitches of ski resorts. Starved for business, Crested Butte truthfully […]

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The unplanned wildlife rehab center

Article by Todd Malmsbury Wildlife – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine SITTING AMID the pine-paneled walls of her two-story log home near Del Norte, longtime wildlife rehabilitator Susan Dieterich is sipping iced tea with visitors and recalling the life she and her late husband built together for nearly three decades.

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Things that don’t go bump in the night

Essay by Julie Luekenga Mountain Life – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE OF THE THINGS I like best about living in the mountains, away from the city, is that the nights actually get dark. Each time I visit my relatives in Denver, I’m aware that nights never get really … well … night-like. […]

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Our love-hate relationship with Wal-Mart and ourselves

Column by George Sibley Commerce – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE WAL-MART WARS have come to Gunnison. Down in Bentonville, Arkansas, the current masters of the universe have decided, for whatever reason, that Gunnison might be ready for a SuperCenter. This so inflates our sense of ourselves in the valley of the Upper […]

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The map and the territory

Essay by Ed Quillen Land – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE’S AN OLD SAYING that often pops up either in semantics classes or when discussing Zen: “The map is not the territory.” Its meaning seems so obvious that we seldom give it much thought (of course there’s a difference between a drawing and […]

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Can we talk about wells, or not?

Article by Patty Lataille Water – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine AT THE AUGUST MEETING of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District (UAWCD), the towns of Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Salida and Westcliffe, addressed the Upper Ark board with a plea to open a dialogue regarding future growth area boundaries and water provision.

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Background on the UAWCD

Sidebar by Central Staff Water – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Recently, Colorado Central Magazine reported on a controversy between the Round Mountain Water and Sanitation District, the municipal water supplier for Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, and the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, which supplies well augmentations in our region. Upper Arkansas wanted to […]

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About the red hats

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Society – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine WARNING When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me, … So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear […]

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What’s under all those red hats?

Article by Marcia Darnell Society – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine AS I SEARCHED for my seat at the Creede Repertory Theatre last summer, I found myself among a sea of purple — purple shirts, purple jackets, and purple dresses. When I saw that each of the women wore a red hat, too, I […]

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Security Pork

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – October 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Has Home On the Range lost a bit of its old zip? Have injun raids been replaced by crop-duster attacks? Did you forgo the old sod-and-log cabin in favor of a modular? Do you manage your range with a spray-can of easy-off […]

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