Where should the hospital go?

Essay by Ed Quillen Medicine – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine THE HOT TOPIC in Salida these days is a new hospital. It’s a topic for Central Colorado as well, since the facility is not just the “Salida Hospital” of days gone by, but the “Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center” whose region […]

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Ghost cattle in the blue sky

Column by Hal Walter Ranching – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine “We have to go back to Mother Nature’s way of doing things, and until we do that we’re going to continue to go down in every way possible. In farming, if it’s not sustainable, we shouldn’t be doing it.” — Willie Nelson “To […]

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Alpine arias

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Music – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Alpine Arias As Crestone is blessed with operatic singers, those singers are blessed to have a place to perform, Hazlerig Music House. Sylvia Hazlerig built a structure in 1998, just down the hill from her new home. That building was meant to house […]

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Crestone with a high C

Article by Marcia Darnell Music – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine TINY CRESTONE Isn’t the kind of place you’d expect to find opera singers in residence, but Sue Vaughan and Meryl Ennis help their community reach the high notes. Vaughan has been in Crestone for eight years, after having spent 20 in New York […]

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Cantankerous musings

Letter from Slim Wolfe Colorado Central – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha and Ed, For quite a number of years I’ve been happy to offer you these cantankerous musings on a regular basis and always far in advance of your deadlines. Granted my copy isn’t always word-perfect but it seems to strike […]

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Coming soon

Letter from Kate Donithorne World Politics – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I got quite a chuckle out of the March Colorado Central report from Leadville, about the fellow who claimed to be Amish and so “not subject to building codes.” He should get some sort of prize for creativity as he pays […]

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Fulfilling the obligation

Letter from Andy Burns Colorado Central – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central, I’m reading Sibley’s book [Drangons in Paradise]and enjoying it very much. And if I can find that January copy I’ll reread Ed’s review. I was wondering which issue that was in and found the answer on page 12 of the […]

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Devouring an edition

Letter from Marianne Katte Colorado Central – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I have just devoured the March edition from cover to cover. Some issues are just chock-full of stuff, others are ho-hum to me and so it goes, right? I did love the quote on page 9: “I wasn’t inclined to argue…” […]

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Our earthquake possibilities

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Geology – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Upon reading this story, we suggested a little more detail about just how likely, or unlikely, it was that earthquakes will be coming to an area near you. But the author was disinclined to speculate. Apparently, even a geologist can’t predict when an […]

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Faults Run Through It

Article by Paul Martz Geology – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine “We don’t have earthquakes here do we?” is a question I’ve been asked a number of times over the years — although, I’ll confess, it does seem to come up more frequently at functions where alcohol is served. As I’ve matured I’ve learned […]

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Classical Music: Getting through a Wet Mountain Winter

Article by Rayna Bailey Music – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine FROM THE HIGH MOUNTAIN Hayfever Blue Grass Festival in July, to Jazz in the Sangres in August, to Wet Mountain Western Days country and western music festival in September, it’s all about music and summer in the Wet Mountain Valley.

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Gunnison National Forest: The first 100 years

Column by George Sibley Forest Service – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IN AMERICA we often find ourselves surrounded by Big Ideas that may or may not be helpful in the daily running of our local lives. Democracy, Freedom, Markets, Social Safety Nets, Big Ideas are getting worked out in the cultural environment around […]

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Salida’s Railroad Legacy

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Medicine – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine In 1885, Salida was well on its way to becoming the center of Colorado’s main transportation network – the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Trains from every direction once passed through Salida. To the east the tracks ran to the Royal Gorge, Ca├▒on […]

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Helping writers reach inside to fight the block

Article by Lynda La Rocca Writing – April 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine “Writers have an island, a center of refuge, within themselves. It is the mind’s anchorage, the soul’s Great Good Place.” –Wright Morris, American novelist WRITING AS A MEANS of spiritual unfolding has a long tradition in cultures the world over. It’s a […]

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