A garden full of weeds

Column by Hal Walter Gardening – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS YEAR, for the first time in many, I’ve planted a garden. A good portion of the seeds I’ve planted here at 8,800 feet are actually near descendants of weeds.

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Crested Butte doesn’t sound worried

Sidebar by Allen Best Mining – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s another example of a butterfly flapping its wings in Beijing affecting the weather in the Rocky Mountains. This year, those Beijing butterflies – often used as a metaphor to describe causality – are part of the reason why two old Colorado towns, […]

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$30 Moly and the future of Climax

Article by Steve Voynick Mining – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine EVERY TEN YEARS OR SO, the Climax Mine seems poised to rise from its ashes, hiring hundreds of miners, bringing the good times back to Leadville, and reclaiming some measure of its former glory as a major source of molybdenum. After circulating quietly […]

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Collecting artists in Twin Lakes

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Artists – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine SOME PEOPLE COLLECT ROCKS. Others accumulate coins or seashells or antique dolls. Sharon Downs “collects” artists–specifically Colorado artists whose work is featured at the High Country Treasures gallery in Twin Lakes.

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Currents of Change, edited by Pat Windolph

Review by Ed Quillen Local History – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Currents of Change – A new era for the Upper Arkansas,. Salida, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs edited by Pat Windolph Published in 2005 by Arkansas Valley Publishing No ISBN

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A Room for the Summer, by Fritz Wolff

Review by Steve Voynick Mining – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine A Room for the Summer: Adventure, Misadventure, and Seduction in the Mines of the Coeur d’Alene by Fritz Wolff Published in 2005 by University of Oklahoma Press ISBN: 0-8061-3658-8

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Water, Water everywhere, sort of, sometimes

Column by George Sibley Water – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WATER ON THE BRAIN these days – I’m trying to organize Western State College’s annual Water Workshop. It’s the 30th conference, so we’re trying to take a larger look at the whole 30-year period – mostly because, water-wise, it has been a really […]

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A Central Attraction

Article by Martha Quillen Pack-Burro Racing – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ED AND I WERE STANDING just off Main Street in Buena Vista, trying to saddle our not-so-trusty steed. But the fancy pack saddle we’d borrowed came with a confusing array of straps, buckles, and rings, and we had no idea what we […]

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Monte Vista museum features transportation of the West

Article by Marcia Darnell Local History – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IF YOU’RE IN MONTE VISTA and looking to fill a half-hour or so after lunch or before an early movie, step into the new Transportation of the West museum. Located on the town’s main drag, the one-room showplace is a great way […]

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Silver Cliff museum re-opens after five-year renovation

Article by Rayna Bailey History – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine DESPITE ITS gold-painted wood siding and belfry complete with bell, the Silver Cliff Museum is a simple, unornamented building which reflects its original purpose: to serve as the town hall and firehouse. Located on Main Street in Silver Cliff, the historic two-story building […]

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Who can afford not to be a hypocrite?

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Last week, I read a feature that made me think Central Coloradans may be a little more savvy about some things than our neighbors. But on the other hand, even if we’re ahead on the learning curve, we’ve […]

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Beer, barbecue, and transcendence in Crestone

Article by Peter Anderson Mountain Life – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine I’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE RATIO of bars to churches could tell you something about a community. Having lived for seven years in Utah, I must admit I get a little uneasy when the bars are heavily outnumbered. That said, I have […]

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A day that could happen only in Central Colorado

Letter from Keith Gotschall Livestock – July 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine The following email was sent to our daughter Columbine, who, as many of you may know, moved to Bend, Oregon, last fall. She forwarded it to us, and we were not only amused by the content, we were also convinced that this was […]

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