Cooking and Eating Well in the Mountains

Column by Hal Walter Cuisine – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS BROUGHT to my attention recently that our household might be spending too much on food. This is astounding since we live 15 miles from the nearest groceries, and nearly 50 miles from what could be considered a serious supermarket.

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Life after shopping

Column by George Sibley Mountain Life – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS MONTH I’m following up on last month’s musings on George Santayana’s suggestion that civilization might be taken as a purely descriptive term rather than a eulogistic one which may “simply indicate the possession of instruments, material and social, for accomplishing all […]

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The Pike Expedition in March 1807: Farewell Colorado

Article by Ed Quillen History – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN WE LEFT Zebulon Montgomery Pike on Feb. 28, 1807, he had just departed from Colorado. He and six privates were in the company of Spanish soldiers who were escorting him to the provincial capital of Santa F√© from his stockade southwest of […]

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Ancient Denvers, by K.R. Johnson and R.G. Reynolds

Review by Ed Quillen Geology – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Ancient Denvers – Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range by Kirk R. Johnson and Robert G. Raynolds Paintings by Jan Vriesen, Donna Braginetz, and Gary Staab Published in 2006 by Fulcrum with the Denver Museum of Nature […]

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Lady Liberty Lied, by Laura Knelange

Review by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Lady Liberty Lied – A Voice for the Victims of the Invasion of Iraq – This includes YOU! Poetry and Art by Laura Knelange Copyright 2006 by Laura Knelange No ISBN POETRY CAN SOMETIMES be so topical that it loses a crucial […]

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Brave New West, by Jim Stiles

Review by Columbine Quillen Tourism – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Brave New West – Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed by Jim Stiles Published in 2007 by the University of Arizona Press ISBN 0816524742

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Honored contributors

Brief by Central Staff Colorado Central – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Honored Poet Lynda La Rocca of Twin Lakes, a frequent contributor to these pages, has won a couple of prizes for her poetry. Her poem “Runs with Scissors” won the third-place prize in the Wyoming state poetry contest, and her “Christmas Eve” […]

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Looking for a new American Dream

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine “Oh, we’ve got trouble…. Right here in River City.” It was 1962, and Robert Preston filled the big screen, strutting down Main Street, leading a parade of enthusiastic small-town folk, who were convinced that they had trouble. “Oh yes, we’ve got trouble….”

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Winter meditations

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine BETWEEN THANKSGIVING and Valentine’s Day, I do as little as possible on the farm. After many winters of plugging in block heaters and magnetic transmission heaters to fire up tractors to load hay or grain, I decided there was an economic and emotional […]

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R.I.P., PoP

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine While Sparrows looks forward to its seventh successful year, another popular poetry festival, Poetry on a Platter, is no more. Also inaugurated in 2001, PoP, as it was known to its fans, was a “traveling poetry tour” that celebrated National Poetry Month […]

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If you can’t go, but want to help

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine You could send a “chirp” or donation to Sparrows. Since last year, Sparrows has been under the umbrella of ArtWorks. For the Heart of the Rockies, an organization established “to support and build on the area’s unique and rich art community.”

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If you go

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Per-person ticket prices for Sparrows are $10 for each evening performance (Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3); $15 per individual workshop; $5, Poets’Party; $5, Poets’Book-Signing and Coffee Circle.

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The power of words at Sparrows

Article by Lynda La Rocca Poetry – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine YOU COULD CALL THEM WARRIORS. But their weapons are words, and they’ll be waging poetry at Sparrows, Colorado’s annual performance poetry festival. When Sparrows takes wing again March 1-4, it will unite poets, musicians, and dancers from throughout Colorado and the West […]

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The saga of Snippy and the alien invaders

Article by Kenneth Jessen History – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine 0N A CLEAR SEPTEMBER night in 1967, a flying saucer descended in the San Luis Valley, and according to some residents, this was almost a daily occurrence then. This spaceship had the traditional (for a flying saucer) pulsating red, green, and white lights, […]

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