Sledding turns from free to fee at Minturn

Brief by Allen Best Recreation – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazines. Near the old railroad town of Minturn, across Tennessee Pass from Leadville, is a place called Meadow Mountain. It once was a downhill ski area, but the Forest Service got the property in a land exchange. And so locals used it for several […]

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Uniquely American: Multiple jobs in the new west

Column by Hal Walter Modern Life – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IT SEEMS I HAVE a new career. After years of poking fun in my writing about the realities of living full time in the Wet Mountains, I’m ironically making a good portion of my income caring for small ranches owned by people […]

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Learning how to spin and weave

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Fiber Arts – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WEAVING, AND THE ASSOCIATED crafts of spinning and dyeing, are among the first technologies that humans developed. Although scholars are divided as to whether woven cloth or fired pots came first, both were here in times that precede written history. Old as […]

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Cashmere from the range

Article by Sunnie Sacks Agriculture – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN SUZANNE ROTH was operating her home interior design company, Red-bird Design, in Evergreen, she never dreamed that one day she would be living in Guffey, or that she would be raising goats, combing them and selling the cashmere, the winter undercoat or […]

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The Morphing of the Dunes

Article by Marcia Darnell Recreation – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s not easy morphing. The Great Sand Dunes National Park has gone from being a national monument, to a park and preserve, to a national park in the last five years. Composed of park, refuge, and private holding, it’s become an amalgam of […]

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The most important of the freedoms

Column by George Sibley Liberty – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ONE OF THE ENDEARING THINGS about our president is his way of using high-falluting words without concern over the complexities of what they really mean. And when he says things like “the American people need to understand that the war in Iraq is […]

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The growing perils of anthrocomputerization

Essay by John Mattingly Technology – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed Quillen’s Letter From the Editors (Colorado Central, January) brought to mind my own family tree of computers, starting with the 512K Mac box I proudly brought home in 1984, and still have, high on a closet shelf in the office. From that […]

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Making the best of progress

Letter from Slim Wolfe Technology – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, I enjoyed your account of your high-tech wrenching; I think it is analogous to fixing your harness or maintaining your saw for the modern-day writer and it’s good to gain an understanding of the tools of one’s trade. As you have previously […]

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Good article and sidebar

Letter from Ken Jessen Cotopaxi Colony – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I could not resist commenting on the fine piece by Nancy Oswald on the little-known Jewish colony at Cotopaxi. Diversity of race and religion reflects one of the fundamental strengths of our nation. Although the Jewish colony failed and their effort […]

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Confirmed sighting of a mountain unicyclist

Letter from Adam Krom Recreation – March 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Confirmed sighting of a mountain unicyclist Editors: I read with interest your short feature on mountain unicycles in the December 2004 issue. I instantly remembered the first time I came across one in its habitat. My wife and I were in Colorado Springs […]

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