Shoveling against the tide

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE HAVE BEEN YEARS, certainly, when I’ve managed to keep the corrals pretty clean all the way past the Winter Solstice. This isn’t one of those years.

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When the sap is running high

Column by George Sibley Music – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine HERE WE ARE in the dark days of the year. Our boys are slogging on in Iraq; the price of heating fuel is going up as fast as the temperature is going down; the Colorado legislature is slouching toward Denver with the far […]

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Everybody loves a donkey tale

Article by Laurel Mchargue Pack-Burro Racing – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine “He’s looking for a nice ass. Not just any ass. A wild ass won’t do. Neither will a wise-ass. Really what he’s dreaming about is a healthy little burro that won’t mind hauling his equipment for him while he’s trotting around doing […]

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Virtual national parks

Essay by John Mattingly Recreation – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine I DON’T ADMIT THIS AT John Deere dinners, but I went to the law school in Boulder for a while. I did not graduate, perhaps to my credit. When people learned I was a farmer looking for a retirement career in the law, […]

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The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan

Review by Ed Quillen Plains History – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine The Worst Hard Time: The untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan Published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin ISBN 0618773479

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How soon we forget the songs of peace

Essay by Martha Quillen War and Peace – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ONCE AGAIN, America resounds with messages about “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.” So perhaps `tis the season to reflect upon the irony of all those old tunes devoted to Peace. Considering such lyrics, you’d think that peace must be […]

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Superlative Soprano: Tina Lovejoy of Buena Vista

Article by Sue Snively Local Artists – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE TRIP TO DENVER was wrought with trials and trepidation due to an advancing snow storm. A semi had jack-knifed on Interstate 70 east of Frisco which meant taking a detour over icy Hoosier pass to take stormbound U. S. 285 on […]

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Chalk Creek Pass in the Winter

Article by Tim Kregel Recreation – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WOULD HAVE BEEN about March of 1974, when the buds and I decided it was high time to have a new ‘hinterland adventure.’ Not that we hadn’t had sufficient adventures that winter, living in and around Garfield. We had adventures that winter, […]

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One migration solution

Letter from Slim Wolfe Immigration – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed, The solution to your migration dilemma might just be the policies of the present administration. If we destroy the middle class and break the cycle of upward social mobility, or better, if we land in a great depression, there will be no […]

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Where’s the Front Range?

Letter from Roger Kirkpatrick Geography – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Hi Ed, This is sort of a homeland question, did you move to Salida from the Front Range, as you state on page 45, or was it really the Great Plains? I suspect you grew up on the Great Plains and that you, […]

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Third cook on the train

Letter from Francisco Armando Rios Railroads – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: At subscription-renewal time, a city feller asks himself: “Why do I want to renew my subscription to Colorado Central? These days I’m more likely to visit Amache, the Beecher Island Battleground, Pawnee Buttes, the site of the Pleasant Hill school bus […]

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A higher line

Letter from Tom Mackelvie Railroads – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: I read in the December edition about “high altitude” railroads in Colorado (and the world) and thought you might have overlooked the Argentine Central, a line from Georgetown to the top of Mt. McClellan, just east of Grays peak).

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The Navy’s goat

Letter from Richard Blake Mascots – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: After reading “Can an ass class be far behind?” [December, 2005, edition] I did some Googling and came up with this article from the US Naval Academy website. What is the history of Bill the Goat, the Naval Academy’s mascot?

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