Buena Vista Rocks

Article by Margery Dorfmeister Buena Vista Geology – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THAT’S NOT THUNDER you hear rolling off the mountains around Buena Vista. Nowadays, it’s more likely the rumble of rocks rolling off the bucket of a huge front-end loader into a semi dump truck. For generations, Buena Vista’s huge boulders have […]

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Four jobs in the Wet Mountain Rat Race

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S A SOURCE OF WONDER to me how a life intended to be lived simply could suddenly become so overwhelmingly busy and complicated. I like to joke that I have four jobs, but it’s really no joke. The irony, of course, is […]

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A haven for animals

Article by Sue Snively Politics – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THEIR NAMES ARE MARMALADE AND JIGGS, and they are very close. They may be seen sleeping in their cage with their front legs wrapped around each other. When together they are secure and content. Marmalade and Jiggs are two adult cats that have […]

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Zipping across a canyon

Article by Columbine Quillen Recreation – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine “I take lemons and make them into lemonade,” replied Monty Holmes when asked what made him think of the idea to open a zip line park on an old mining claim east of Salida. And sweet it is that he was able to […]

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Points well taken

Letter from Slim Wolfe Global Warming – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Ed Quillen’s editorial assertion that we the people should not need the prod of global warming to steer us towards more sensible consumption was well-taken. In a culture which worships excess few of us are attuned to the subtleties which civilization […]

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Global warming doesn’t matter

Letter from Ide Trotter Global Warming – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, Let me congratulate you on your very rational letter “Why Global Warming Doesn’t Matter” in the August Edition. You are so right. There are many valid reasons for steps we can take that move in the right direction.

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Global Warming does matter

Letter from Leslie Willoughby Global Warming – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, It matters because measurable, repeatable experience enables us to act on our motivations most effectively. I agree that the motivations for acting in our own best long-term interest are many (Why Global Warming Really Doesn’t Matter, p. 51, August 2006). […]

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The source of Bayou Salado

Letter from Virginia McConnell Simmons Place Names – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The origins of Bayou Salado’s name have long been debated, and the appearance of a Bayou Salida in an advertisement only makes the issue slightly more confusing. Now I will add a few words to Ed’s take on Bayou Salado […]

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The Great Divide, by Gary Ferguson

Review by Ed Quillen History – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine The Great Divide – A Biography of the Rocky Mountains by Gary Ferguson Hardback edition published in 2004 by W.W. Norton Paperback edition published in 2006 by the Countryman Press ISBN 0-88150-707-5

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Colorado Curiosities, by Pam Grout

Review by Ed Quillen Colorado Lore – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Curiosities – Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff by Pam Grout Published in 2006 by Insiders Guide an imprint of Globe Pequot Press ISBN 0-7627-3978-9

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The Pike Expedition in September 1806 and 2006

Article by Ed Quillen History – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN WE LEFT Zebulon Montgomery Pike and his party at the end of August, 1806, they were camped in Vernon County, Missouri, near the Kansas line about 80 miles south of Kansas City. There Pike abandoned his boats and acquired horses for the […]

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Search history for lessons

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine RECENTLY, AN AUDIENCE MEMBER on C-Span2’s Book TV made an observation that I suspect most of us have made at one time or another. (For those unfamiliar with C-Span, it’s a cable channel which airs U.S. Senate proceedings, congressional committee hearings, interviews with […]

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Why do Mexicans migrate to the U.S.?

Sidebar by Nancy Hiemstra Immigration – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine Current immigration trends from Mexico to the United States can be most directly tied to changes in the global economy in the last 40 years. In the 1960s and ’70s, Mexico and other Latin American countries were encouraged by the Western world to […]

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The Community Immigration Initiative

Sidebar by Nancy Hiemstra Immigration – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine In 2004, a local non-profit organization in Leadville, Full Circle Youth and Family Services, applied to join the Colorado Trust’s Immigrant Integration initiative. After an intense selection process, Leadville was designated as one of the Trust’s ten Immigrant Integration Communities. Consequently, the Trust […]

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