Expensive gasoline and the rural lifestyle

Column by Hal Walter Rural Life – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IT IS A SOURCE of some minor wonderment to me that nearly every time I drive somewhere — which really isn’t all that often compared to many people — I see the same bright-yellow Humvee on the highway. I’ve seen this vehicle […]

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A water warrior looks back

Article by Marcia Darnell Ralph Curtis – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Ralph Curtis has seen 25 years of water wars. Unlike most grizzled veterans, however, he’s survived with honor — esteemed, respected, and liked by those around him.As head of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, he has witnessed dramatic changes in demographics, […]

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude come to Salida

Article by Doris Dembosky Art – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WHAT’S A PERSON to believe? Are installation artists Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude monsters or high priests? And what exactly is “Over the River” anyway? Fresh from “The Gates,” their successful New York City installation that saw 7,500 orange nylon panels hanging above […]

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Deadly delusions

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine IF THERE’S ONE THING that history can teach us, it’s that people have seldom loved their neighbors. And in our age of terrorism, and wars on terrorism, that should provide some small comfort. At least our enmity is nothing new.

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The wolf at the door

Letter from Slim Wolfe Rural Life – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha, Thanks for allowing space for me to express opinions different than your own, but your rebuttal (August) seems more based on your own construction and less on what I wrote or implied. Re-read my words, please. Here’s what I didn’t say.

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Appalled by the law

Letter from Withheld By Request Drug Laws – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Colorado Central Magazine: I’m disappointed and appalled at the way our government is treating its citizens. We allow the DEA to ignore state law in regard to what the people have fought to enact. Federal immunity is another way of […]

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No trespass problems yet

Letter from Roger Williams Recreation – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Democrat, Lincoln and Bross in the Mosquito Range closed by private land? (Aug. 2005, p. 9, “DO NOT ENTER”). That’s news to me. When I climbed them, plus nearby Buckskin Mt., a few years ago, the only signs I saw were on […]

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Hazards of ‘Over the River’

Letter from Nancy Markman Art – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Residents of Chaffee and Fr√©mont Counties are deeply divided about Christo’s proposed draping of the Arkansas River. I have no interest in debating the merits of his art ; some will like it and some won’t. For those who love Christo’s work […]

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A missing attraction

Letter from Chuck Downing Recreation – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Martha & Ed, In your August 2005 edition, you have a section called “Central Attractions”. While several attractions in Leadville were included there, I was disappointed that there is no mention of the Mineral Belt Trail.

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Of matters near and far

Letter from Stephyen Glover Sundry – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed: It’s been a while since I’ve felt the urge to expound, but somehow today seems right. There are a number of both local and world issues that I’d like to comment upon, in no particular order. 1) The world energy crisis. […]

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Nothing but late summer

Column by George Sibley Mountain Life – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine I GRUMP AND MUMPFH about this or that so often in this column that you might think I never stop to look around and smell the whatevers. But that’s not really the case, and I need to remind you, as well as […]

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Crofutt’s Grip-Sack Guide, by George A. Crofutt

Review by Ed Quillen History – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Crofutt’s Grip-Sack Guide of Colorado by George A. Crofutt Originally Published in 1881 Revised Version Published in 1885 Republished in 1966 and 1981 by Johnson Books 1885 version Republished on CD-ROM in 2005 by the SoftEase Company ISBN 0933472560

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The San Luis Valley, by Susan J. Tweit

Review by Martha Quillen Sand Dunes – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine The San Luis Valley – Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes by Susan J. Tweit, with photographs by Glenn Oakley Published by The University of Arizona Press, 2005 ISBN-10: 0-8165-2424-6 (pbk. alk paper)

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Bankruptcy: The end of the line for ASARCO?

Article by Steve Voynick Mining – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ASARCO LLC, formerly ASARCO Inc., a company that most old-timers still call the American Smelting & Refining Company, or simply “AS&R,” has been part of Leadville for more than a century. AS&R quickly grew beyond its Leadville roots, first becoming the keystone of […]

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