Mud Season brings road issue to surface

Column by Hal Walter Local Roads – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine THE WINTER FROM HELL has become the mud season from hell. It’s been reported that a neighbor yanked the front end off another vehicle trying to pull it out of the mud. I tend to believe this story, considering that the last […]

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Comments on commentators

Essay by Deric Pamp Media – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine CHAFFEE COUNTY was, in the not-so-distant past, a Republican stronghold, but today, all three county commissioners and most other elected officials are Democrats. I think an official’s party affiliation is his or her least important attribute, but the partisan nature of national and […]

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People Say lyrics

Sidebar by Robin James Poetry – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine People Say Words and music by Robin James People said, that people change And nothing ever stays the same And people said that we would not last That we’d fall to pieces like broken glass

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Hometown Faces lyrics

Sidebar by Dianne James Local Artist – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Hometown Faces Words and music by Dianne James There’s always part of me, left lingering behind. Always part of that place, etched into my mind. But dreamers find it very hard to stay, To be tied down in time.

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Robin James: Singing life to the fullest

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine SINGER ROBIN JAMES is a busy young woman. She just began a new career as a journalist, covering events in Del Norte, South Fork and Creede for their respective weekly newspapers. She’s also promoting her new CD, “People Say,” arranging performance dates, […]

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Joseph Lamb Sources

Sidebar by Kenneth Jessen Local History – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine References: Lamb, Frank R. The Pioneer Story of Joseph Milton Lamb. Self-published by the Lamb family, date unknown. Jessen, Ken Colorado Gunsmoke, J.V. Publications, 1986

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Pioneer Joseph Lamb hunted Texas steers and serial killers

Article by Kenneth Jessen Local History – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine JOSEPH MILTON LAMB came to Central Colorado to search for gold, but before he turned thirty he was hunting for something far more dangerous: Colorado’s worst serial killers. At the tender age of twenty-three, Joseph Lamb traveled by oxcart caravan to Denver […]

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The nagging issue of subsidies

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IN THE YEARS I’VE FARMED and been around ranchers, I’ve noticed the general public is often irked, or at least confused, by agricultural subsidies. Perhaps because farmers and ranchers are most often heard championing hard work while criticizing the welfare system, it’s hard […]

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Life after shopping II

Column by George Sibley Modern Life – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IS THE FUTURE going to be any fun? Exploring that question last month, I basically ran out of space thinking about what viable alternatives there are for a consumer culture whose “lifestyles” are primarily based on the profligate consumption of finite resources.

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Walking the Talk

Essay by Ed Quillen Environment – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine TO WHAT DEGREE should we expect people to “walk their talk?” This question popped up again recently in respect to two out-of-office politicians: Al Gore, former vice-president of the United States, and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Not exactly leftists

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors, There will always be a few Wonder Bread fanatics out there who think whole wheat is a communist plot, and the Salida City Council must have had these in mind when it expressed fears that KHEN-FM community radio might be

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GOP candidate will need to pretend Bush never existed

Letter from Laird Campbell Politics – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The Republican nominee for president in 2008 will have no choice but to pretend that George W. Bush never existed. He will be in the same position as Hubert Humphrey nominated by the Democrats when Lyndon Johnson and his war were equally […]

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