Laura Lunsford of Monte Vista

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists -April 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine PEOPLE COME to the San Luis Valley from very different places and lives. Often the move to El Valle means a shift in latitude, a morph in altitude, and a radical revision of lifestyle. Laura Lunsford was a radio personality on WCOA in Pensacola, […]

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Poetry on a platter

Article by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, 13th-century Persian poet Shaikh Muslih- uddin Sadi hit the proverbial nail on the head when he wrote: “If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And from thy slender store Two loaves alone to thee are left […]

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Cowboys, Indians, and Lawyers; a documentary film

Review by Phil Doe Water -April 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine Cowboys, Indians, and Lawyers – A documentary film by Julia Dengel I DROVE DOWN TO Durango in early March to see the premier of a documentary at the Durango Film Festival. The film, by Julia Dengel, is entitled Cowboys, Indians, and Lawyers. The film’s promo […]

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The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike

Review by Ed Quillen Local History -April 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike 1806-1807 Edited by Stephen Harding Hart and Archer Butler Hulbert New introduction by Mark L. Gardner Published in 2006 by the University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0826333907

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Trust the experts?

Essay by Martha And Ed Quillen Water -April 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine TALK ABOUT TAXATION without representation: Colorado’s non-elected water conservancy district boards spend your money to promote expensive dams and reservoirs so that we can keep sprawling. Conservancy districts help real-estate developers find water; and sell cheap well augmentations so that every Tom, Dick […]

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Round and round

Essay by John Mattingly Sheep – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine AS A FARMER who’s ranched enough to know better, I’m very sensitive to crop and creature mistakes in movies — things like corn tasseling in January in Iowa, or Longhorns morphing into Herefords from one scene to the next. There’s a rural myth […]

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Sewanee: An unrecognized Collegiate Peak

Article by Merritt R. Blakeslee Geography -April 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine IN 1949 TWO GEOLOGISTS in the Denver office of the U.S. Geological Survey were assigned the task of updating the geological description of that portion of Gunnison and Chaffee counties covered by the USGS Garfield Colorado 15-minute quadrangle. The geology of this area had […]

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Defining community culture

Column by George Sibley Comunity – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE TOPIC OF THE DAY for the Gunnison City Master Plan Update Steering Committee a couple of weeks ago was “Community Culture,” and the veerings and rambles of that discussion have been lurking in the back of my mind ever since. The discussion […]

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The new Colorado spirit?

Brief by Central Staff Booze – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado is sometimes credited with having more microbreweries per capita than any other state (there are about 150), and in recent years, wineries (about 40) have flourished in the Centennial State, especially in the Grand Junction area. And now, distilled spirits are coming […]

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White flight from public schools

Brief by Allen Best Education – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Rivaled only by Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Vail and the Eagle Valley have a school district with a steadily rising number of students for whom English is a second language. From the founding of Vail in 1962, many of the resort’s […]

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Regional Roundup

Brief by Ed Quillen Regional News – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Leadville Heritage? There’s nothing like a saloon brawl to evoke images of the Old West. Leadville had one on Feb. 25- 26, which started before midnight, continued into the wee hours, and injured four cops. It started as a birthday party at […]

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Another mountain town doesn’t want to be Aspen or Vail

Brief by Allen Best Community – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Yet another town doesn’t want to be like Aspen or Vail. The comparisons were provoked by the property acquisitions of David J. Brown in Pagosa Springs and surrounding Archuletta County. The Durango Herald, which is headquartered 51 miles to the west, reports that […]

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Southwest snow low, like in 2002

Brief by Allen Best Climate – April 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine As winter concludes, Colorado is a study in contrast. While people in small mountain towns like Red Cliff, which is located in the Vail neighborhood, are scrambling to get flood insurance, dust fills the skies 150 miles to the south in the San […]

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