Curtis Imrie dances with semi on New Year’s Day

Column by Hal Walter Local Legends – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine CURTIS IMRIE DIED in a spectacular automobile accident New Year’s Day, 2005 — just ask him. Following are the facts as supplied by the 57-year-old “deceased,” well known in Central Colorado circles for making somewhat quixotic (although the image of a squire […]

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Redneck hippies and the creative class

Column by George Sibley Local Prospects – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE’S A LOT OF BUZZ these days about a “Creative Class.” This alleged socioeconomic class is the discovery of Richard Florida, a professor of Regional Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon U. in Pittsburgh, one of my old alma maters (I schlepped around […]

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If you’re going to Sparrows

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine If You Go : Tickets for the 2005 Sparrows: Colorado’s Performance Poetry Festival cost $10 for each evening performance (Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26); $15 per individual workshop; $5 each for the Poets’ Party and Poets’ Reception, February 24 and […]

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Sparrows: the festival keeps getting better

Article by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine SO HAS IT REALLY BEEN just five years since Sparrows: Colorado’s Performance Poetry Festival first burst upon the local poetry scene? It’s already hard to remember a Salida winter without Sparrows, which has grown into a four-day gathering of poets and poetry […]

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Priscilla Fowler: Abstractions from nature

Article by Rayna Bailey Local Artist – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WILDLIFE, deer, elk, rabbits, bobcats, eagles, hawks, and the landscape, forests, mountains, meadows, wildflowers, make the Wet Mountain Valley a desirable place for artists. And regardless of their preferred medium, most artists working in and around Westcliffe look out of their windows […]

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Why the Jews emigrated

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Local History – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Assuming that we couldn’t be the only ones with scant knowledge of Jewish/Russian history and culture, we thought we’d expand on some of the things Nancy Oswald refers to in her article. By the time the Cotopaxi colonists arrived, Russia had a […]

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Hard Times: The Jewish colony at Cotopaxi

Article by Nancy Oswald Local History – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ON MAY 8, 1882 a group of Jewish Russian immigrants disembarked from the train at Cotopaxi to establish an agricultural colony. They thought they were leaving the hardships of Tzarist Russia behind, but as it turned out they were exchanging the privations […]

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The Tool Trap

Essay by Ed Quillen Modern Life – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, I knew guys who loved to work on their cars. They spent so much time on their cars that they seldom had time to drive anywhere, and often, their cars were in various states of assembly and […]

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More news about land preservation

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Land Use – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Preservation is, ironically, the hot new trend. Land trusts, easements, and other means of maintaining open space, wildlife, and historic landmarks are growing, especially in rural Colorado. In addition to the Everson Ranch saved by the Orient Land Trust, other good land […]

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LTUA manages small parcels for wildlife corridors

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Land Use – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine The Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas (LTUA), which works in Lake, Chaffee, and Fr√©mont counties, will turn four this year, and it now holds 12 conservation easements that cover about 800 acres. A conservation easement is in some respects like other […]

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