The Power of Outages

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life -March 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine There’s a certain sensory commotion when the power goes out, a simultaneous loss of light and sound followed by the whir of kitchen appliances coming to a stop. When you’ve lived in the mountains for any length of time, there’s also a certain automatic […]

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Wolfe repellant?

Letter from Slim Wolfe Mountain Barbies – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central: I enjoyed the article about local women who are not slaves to fashion. [“The Annual Invasion of the Mountain Barbies” in the February edition.] One might add that many local women also pointedly do not suffer from damsel- in- distress […]

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Some answers

Letter from Tim Kregel English Usage -March 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In the February edition, Roger Williams of Boulder asked a couple of questions about my piece (“The Winter Crossing of Chalk Creek Pass”) in the January edition. I have some answers:

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From the Apostrophe Posse

Letter from Peter Bulkeley English Usage – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I say “Amen” to Lynda’s criticisms of the grammar errors she pointed out in her review in the February issue. I sent you a letter last spring regarding some editing errors, especially misuse of apostrophes. For those individuals who think pointing […]

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Off the Beaten Path

Letter from Kenneth Jessen Cotton Creek – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, I love those out-of-the-way places such as the Mirage Cemetery in the San Luis Valley. John Mattingly brings interesting information about this little-known place in the February 2006 issue of Colorado Central Magazine.

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The Sibley factor

Letter from Bob Cross, George Sibley Sibleys in History – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: I thoroughly enjoyed your treatment of Capt. Pike’s journey [in the February edition]. Thank you for reminding me about the Red River Expedition of 1805. The mention of Peter Custis reminded me that he was a distant relative […]

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Riding the rails over La Veta Pass

Article by Ed Quillen Transportation – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine What was billed as the first passenger train since 1953 pulled out of Alamosa on the sunny morning of Feb. 9, 2006, eastbound for the town of La Veta, 61.4 miles away on the other side of the Sangre de Cristo range. The […]

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A rural area struggles against some big money

Essay by Elaine Foster Christo Project -March 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine Residents of rural Fr√©mont County are waging a fight against the big money people of the Christo Over the River Project. The European couple, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have secured fame and fortune by wrapping islands, bridges and buildings in plastic and fabric, and are […]

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‘Over the River’ helps our neighbors

Essay by Deric Pamp Christo Project – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine It was cold again this morning, the temperature at zero and a brisk wind ruffling the rabbit brush. I had made excuses to the dogs yesterday, explaining how cold it was and how they really would not be happy out there. Today […]

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The Sparrows will alight in Salida

Article by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine In the immortal words of the Beach Boys, Central Colorado will be “pickin’ up good vibrations,” both auditory and emotional, when Sparrows, Colorado’s annual performance poetry festival, takes wing again March 2- 5, 2006. Since 2001, Sparrows has been bringing poets and […]

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With property, wealth & water

Column by George Sibley John Locke -March 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine At Western’s Water Workshop last summer, Justice Greg Hobbs of the Colorado Supreme Court, dropped what struck me then, and still strikes me, as a bombshell. Where water in the West is concerned, he said, “we are no longer developing a resource; we are […]

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For more about the 10th Mountain Division

Sidebar by Chas S. Clifton Military History – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine The following books, films, and web sites provide more information on the 10th Mountain Division, restoring military vehicles, and related living- history activities.

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