Keep them out of tiny hands

Column by Hal Walter Guns – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S NEVER TALKED ABOUT in my family, but there was an accident involving a firearm when I was not yet a teenager. Luckily, nobody was hurt. As I recall, my mother had recently remarried, and my new dad had returned home from a […]

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The war of words

Column by George Sibley Campus Life – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine HAVING GOTTEN MYSELF institutionalized these days, in Western State College over here in Gunnison, I am following the Ward Churchill palpitations with a mixture of morbid fascination and dread resignation.

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Jack Dempsey’s days in Central Colorado

Article by Kirt J. Boyd Local History – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ON JULY 4, 1919, in Toledo, Ohio, 20,000-plus fans watched Jack Dempsey destroy Jess Willard, and become heavyweight champion of the world. By the end of the third round, Jack had broken Willard’s jaw, knocked out six of his teeth, and […]

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It’s easy to see our outrage

Essay by Martha Quillen Growth – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES have more in common than they usually admit. For instance, both seem convinced that the world will soon be coming to an end. Although different factions may quibble about the cause, they agree on the scenario. Either terrorists and the […]

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The wisdom of the ancients

Letter from Slim Wolfe Health – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: “To fit in with the change of events, words, too, had to change their usual meanings. What used to be described as a thoughtless act of aggression was now regarded as the courage one would expect in a party member; to think […]

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Hybrids at altitude

Letter from Bill Eichelberger Colorado Central – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Hi Ed & Martha, I am writing about the article on page 7 of your March issue. The last paragraph says that hybrid engines could have problems at higher than 7,000 feet and I want to correct that impression.

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Finding the North Pole

Letter from Charlie Green Colorado Central – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed or Martha: The regional roundup in the April Colorado Central had an article about tourist traps, specifically the Royal Gorge Bridge Park. One factual error about which you have probably already heard: the North Pole is in Cascade. I’m not sure […]

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Asleep at the switch?

Letter from Peter Bulkeley Colorado Central – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, Were you asleep at the editing switch for the April issue? Does George Sibley know the difference between the possessive form of it and the contraction for it is? The last line of the first column on page 31 reads […]

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More about the Cotopaxi colony

Letter from Miles Saltiel Local History – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: A cousin has drawn my attention to “Hard Times: The Jewish colony at Cotopaxi,” an article by Nancy Oswald which you published in the February 2005 edition of Colorado Central Magazine. In this Ms. Oswald refers to my paper on the […]

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The source of Mirkwood

Letter from Timothy J. Kregel Monarch – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: From your April edition: “On March 3, the Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area opened Mirkwood Basin….” I’ll bet Rich Moorhead had a lot to do with that name being used. In the early seventies, when we were all about 20 years […]

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Working toward a sustainable Salida

Article by Jayne Mabus Sustainability – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine HAVE YOU NOTICED the price of gasoline recently? It’s soaring. And the possible repercussions can’t just be avoided by cutting that extra trip to the grocery store. In our region, a large percentage of locally-owned and operated businesses are tourist-related, and thus they […]

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