‘Tis the season

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IN HEART OF THE GAME, Thomas McGuane wrote that hunting in your own backyard tends to become less and less and less expeditionary over time. This is especially true when you have permission to hunt the adjacent 2,500-acre land conservancy, and hold a […]

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Tami Sheppard: A passion for beads

Article by Columbine Quillen Local Artists – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE ARE MANY ARTISTS IN Salida, but there are probably very few who focus more on their materials than on the finished product. Tami Sheppard happens to love beads as much, if not more, than beading. “I have a real passion for […]

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Brickbats and more

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Brickbats and more Editors, On the national front: Uncle Slimbo’s brickbat-of-the-decade award goes to the news crew at National Public Radio. When the government finally sends minders to oversee their broadcasts, they’ll find that NPR is already toeing the line. Here are a […]

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Some scientific facts

Letter from Frank Snively Science – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Some scientific facts To the editor, The letter written last month by Ide Trotter regarding “honest science,” took George Sibley to task for a variety of statements. George can refute the message as he sees fit, but it would be well to present […]

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More rabble to lock out

Letter from Laird Campbell Development – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I am sure that the good folks of Custer County will be happy to co√∂perate with Hal Walter’s affluent neighbors in the gated community.

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The story behind the story

Sidebar by Ken Jessen Local History – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine The Story Behind the Story I met the Salazar family quite by accident during the summer of 2000. My wife Sonje and I were in the San Luis Valley hunting ghost towns for Volume 3 of Ghost Towns, Colorado Style. We were […]

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References for the story – The Salazar Lineage

Sidebar by Ken Jessen Local History – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Archuleta, Ruben E. Land of the Penitentes; Land of Tradition, El Jefe, Pueblos West, Colorado, 2003. Bauer, William H., James L. Osment and John H. Willard. Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. Golden, Colorado: Colorado Railroad Museum, 1990.

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The Salazar Lineage

Sidebar by Ken Jessen Local History – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Francisco Esteban de Salazar y de Sandoval (b. 1800) married Maria del Carmen Valdez. Two of their children were Refugio and Eusebio Salazar. Eusebio married Amada Garcia and Refugio married Felipe Cantu.Eusebio and Amada’s son, Juan Bautista Salazar (b. 1884) married his […]

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Los Ricones: Where the Salazar family took root

Article by Ken Jessen Local History – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ONCE UPON A TIME, the Mexican government expanded its domain northward into what is today New Mexico and southern Colorado, not only to add to their territory, but to provide a buffer zone to reduce raids by aggressive Indians. Wealthy families were […]

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Promoting our vodka

Essay by John Mattingly Water – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine MENTION VODKA, and potatoes and Russians come to mind. As a high school student assigned to read Dostoyevsky, I got in the mood by putting thin-sliced potatoes in an empty pop bottle with a teaspoon of sugar, shaking, then capping with a balloon. […]

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Spending our money

Essay by Phil Doe Politics – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IF YOU GAVE SOMEONE $158,100 a year with automatic increases regardless of the job done, an expense account of up to $3,000,000, a gold-plated health insurance policy that most working stiffs can only dream of, then topped it off with a diamond-studded tiara […]

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NASCAR nation?

Column by George Sibley Culture – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine I’M SITTING HERE writing this early in December, hopeful that by the time you are reading it somewhere between late December and early January, the usual miracle will have occurred and all will be somewhat the same with this rolling ball of rock […]

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Books from the people who also write here

Article by Central Staff Local Authors – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine The people who write for Colorado Central also write books, and since we don’t pay them nearly enough for their fine work, we’re glad to encourage you to buy their books. The following list may not be exhaustive, but the idea was […]

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