Yule Tree is spiritual renewal

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine PERHAPS THE ONLY THING I really like about the holidays is cutting a tree and decorating it to brighten up the darkest nights of the season. But I like almost everything about this Yule tradition.

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A Cautionary Tale from Saguache

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Main Street – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine During the last ten years, Saguache’s fortunes have waxed and waned. Businesses have opened, and shut. Sometimes merchants seem thoroughly discouraged, but occasionally there’s a real sense of optimism in the community, and everyone seems convinced that things are about to turn […]

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Lake City likes Main Street

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Main Street – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Lake City likes Main Street Another small town in Central Colorado is on the Main Street wagon, and happy about it. Lake City, population 400, joined Main Street in February, 2005. “It’s a great program,” says Executive Director Marcia Connell, “especially for […]

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What is Main Street program?

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Main Street – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s been around since the 1970’s, but it’s still somewhat obscure. The National Trust Main Street Center is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program aims to revitalize commercial downtown areas in cities and towns where malls, big […]

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Power from the People

Column by George Sibley Electrical Generation – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN IS THE 21st century going to begin? And how? In this time of global warming, peaking oil production, and other interesting large-scale situations– a time when it is clear that large-scale changes are going to happen, like it or not– one […]

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Lesser of two weevils in the 2006 election

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Lessers of two election weevils: Why not earmark some of that animal shelter funding for a birth control campaign? Why levy the entire county for the negligence of a few animal owners, unless we’re in line with conservatives whose notion of acceptable […]

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A growth-control measure

Letter from Laird Campbell Geography – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The Colorado map shows that Chaffee County has more 14,000-foot mountains than any other county in Colorado and probably more than anywhere else in the United States. From north to south they are: La Plata Peak, Huron Peak, Mt. Belford, Mt. Oxford, […]

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Promotion from 100 years ago

Letter from David Delling Local Lore – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Colorado Central: I recently came across an 1897 promotional flyer concerning Salida. I am enclosing a copy which I think might be of interest to you. Toss it or use it any way you like. I’m a long-time subscriber and always […]

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The A in ASC is for Adams, not for Alamosa

Letter from Mary Walsh ASC – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed or Martha – I’ve noticed in the past couple issues under Regional Attractions that you have Adams State College listed as Alamosa State College. I’m sure it’s just a trick to see if anyone is paying attention (ha!).

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Salida should practice what it preaches

Letter from F. R. Pamp Shop at Home – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed: As a self-employed person who is trying to earn a living in Chaffee County, I read with interest your “Letter From the Editors, Where We Shop,” in the December issue. I was moved to comment by a recent […]

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A rough transition lies ahead for the U.S.

Letter from Marianne Dugan Politics – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Sir or Madam: OK, so the Democrats won, more or less. What the public said, loud and clear, is that they don’t like the direction in which we’re going. Some voted on corruption, some on the war in Iraq, a few, we […]

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Organic: Method, Movement, or mere marketing tool?

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – January 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine ORGANIC: Method, Movement, Or Mere Marketing Tool? “Are you an organic farmer?” I’ve been asked this question many times in the 40 years I’ve farmed. In the ’70s it was asked by pilgrims of Rodale, The Whole Earth Catalog, and Sir Albert Howard […]

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