Remembering the Cold War

Article by Orville Wright Veterans – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed Quillen contacted me about submitting something for the November edition of Colorado Central. He said another writer was also working on a couple of pieces related to Veterans Day. So I was asked to supply something that “Explored how military service affected […]

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A Valley runs through it

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Veterans – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine A Valley runs through it The Korean War ended in 1953, but its famous border is marked half a world away, in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

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Homelake: Oasis with a purpose

Article by Marcia Darnell Veterans – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine HOMELAKE IS APTLY NAMED: It’s a lake, with trees and fish and peaceful waters, and it’s a home, the oldest veterans’ home in Colorado. Homelake was founded in 1891 as the Colorado Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. Adair Wilson, a state senator from Del […]

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Why not the greater of two goods?

Essay by John C. Mattingly Politics – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine IN THIS UPCOMING ELECTION, I’d like to give Adlai Stevenson my vote for President. Stevenson — the Democratic candidate for President in 1952 and 1956 — lost both times to Ike Eisenhower and then lost to Kennedy in the Democratic presidential primaries […]

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Colorado Trail celebrates 30 years

Brief by Central Staff Recreation – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine The Colorado Trail, which extends for about 470 miles between Durango and Denver, celebrated its 30th anniversary on Sept. 25 with a spaghetti supper in Buena Vista. The trail was the idea of Bill Lucas, then regional director of the U.S. Forest Service, […]

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Regional Roundup

Brief by Ed Quillen Local News – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Cold Case File The remains of a Boulder man who had been missing for nearly two years were discovered in Lake County in late September near the top of Independence Pass. The bones were near his car, which had rolled so far […]

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Our endorsements

Brief by Central Staff Politics – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s certainly no secret that Martha and Ed Quillen are both Democrats, and thus endorse John Kerry for President. Back in the primary season, he was the first choice of neither. Martha, who grew up in a labor town near Detroit, favored Dick […]

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Counties choose 2 commissioners in 2004

Brief by Central Staff Politics – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine This is a presidential election year, but it’s sort of an off-year election for state and local governments. The state governor, attorney-general, and treasurer, as well as county clerks, treasurers, and assessors, are elected in the other even years, like 2002 and 2006. […]

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Briefs from the San Luis Valley

Brief by Marcia Darnell San Luis Valley – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Private! Robert Salter owns property that is surrounded by public land, and that’s led to conflict with hikers and hunters. Salter’s home is an isle in a sea of Forest Service and BLM property, and both agencies are getting reports of […]

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Siesta fading in its birthplace

Brief by Central Staff Modern Life – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine In Salida and certain other parts of Central Colorado, some of us like to joke that we have a constitutional right to a siesta. The logic behind that is a bit convoluted. It starts with Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which […]

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Drought cuts duck visits

Brief by Central Staff Drought – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado’s five-year drought has struck the southern part of the state harder than the northern part — especially the San Juans and the San Luis Valley. The effects show up with decreased harvests, and harder times for farmers and ranchers, and also wildlife, […]

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Automate This

Essay by John Clayton Modern Life – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BIG NEWS in my small town has been the new automated checkout line at the grocery store. You scan the purchases yourself, and then give the machine your credit card, with no need for any human interaction. At least that’s how […]

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What you write when you can’t

Column by Hal Walter Mountain life – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine THE OTHER NIGHT, while enjoying a beverage called “Wet Mountain IPA” and watching a new television comedy/reality series called the “2004 Presidential Debates,” it occurred to me that this column was due that day and that the day itself had pretty much […]

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