A Maine-stream publication?

Letter from Jeff Stern Colorado Central – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: This could be the big scoop that vaults Colorado Central into the national spotlight. Then again, maybe not….

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Restarting Climax: The who, when, and why

Article by Steve Voynick Mining – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ALTHOUGH I HAD heard rumors of dancing in the streets, I didn’t see it myself, at least not on Harrison Avenue. But judging from the banner headlines in the Herald Democrat and the joyful comments of Lake County’s commissioners, Leadville’s mayor, and dozens […]

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What’s size got to do with it?

Essay by John Mattingly Agriculture – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine HAL WALTER’S PIECE in the May edition stimulated some thoughts. I started farming in 1969, and as I recall, Colorado Senate Bill 35, circa 1972, prescribed the 35-acre limit to stop the spread of subdivisions. Land traders responded by chopping up big, open […]

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Too many chiefs

Letter from Slim Wolfe Immigration – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Too many chiefs Dear Editors: I’d like to thank the Book Haven and all who made the Earth Day Sustainability Fair a success. Notable, however, was the lack of participants from the ag sector. As everywhere, we seem to have too many chiefs, […]

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A Maine-stream publication?

Letter from Jeff Stern Colorado Central – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine A Maine-stream publication? Dear Ed and Martha: This could be the big scoop that vaults Colorado Central into the national spotlight. Then again, maybe not….

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The Howard Chili Cook-off June 3&4

Article by Elaine Foster Local Events – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WE HAVE IN OUR MIDST an annual spring event that occurs every year on the first weekend in June and draws hundreds of regulars from as far away as Denver. It’s the Howard Chili Cook-off, which happens this year on June 3rd […]

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Creede Repertory Theatre 2006 season

Article by Marcia Darnell Theatre – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CREEDE REPERTORY THEATRE has a flock of new shows and a herd of new seats for its patrons in this, its 41st season. A recent donation of cushier theater seats means comfier sitting while taking in some of the best entertainment in […]

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Learning to enjoy Salida without the trains

Essay by Ed Quillen Transportation – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine SINCE I WAS a little kid, trains have fascinated me, and Salida’s status as a one-time rail hub was one factor that made the place attractive when we moved here in 1978. Passenger service had stopped in 1967. In 1971, Salida quit serving […]

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1491, by Charles C. Mann

Review by Ken Wright Pre-Columbian America – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf ISBN 1-4000-4006-X

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Growing up in America

Column by George Sibley Retirement – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, I will have crossed another of those thresholds that we Americans have made sacred in a secular kind of a way. Or maybe we’ve secularized something once sacred. Whichever it is, since my last column I’ve turned […]

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Bones: A passion for percussion

Article by Shanna Lewis Local Musician – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WILD APPLAUSE, WHISTLES AND CHEERS. It’s not the typical response a bunch of high school kids usually give an instructor after a lesson, is it? Yet that’s what happened at the end of a recent performance at Salida High School by a […]

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Excursion trains along the Arkansas

Article by Ed Quillen Transportation – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine IF YOU LOOK at this region’s excursion trains as journeys through time as well as space, then the Canon City & Royal Gorge takes its passengers back about half a century to the 1950s, when air travel was a novelty and trains were […]

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