Presenting the madams of Central Colorado

Article by Ed Quillen Local Lore – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine PUT HALF A DOZEN women on a stage, recalling their careers from an era when there weren’t many career options for women in Central Colorado, and you’ve got the basis for a production that has been playing to packed houses this summer.

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Finding the fun again

Column by Hal Walter Nutrition – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine PERHAPS THE MUSICAL EVENT of the year in Custer County happened right in my own living room one early August evening. Phil Maffetone and Coralee Thompson were passing through the area on their way home to Tucson and stopped for a few days. […]

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Thinking too much

Column by George Sibley Modern Life – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine COLORADO CENTRAL’s most dedicated and critical reader, Slim Wolfe, complained last month about my insufficient respect for the Europeans, so he will probably love this one which is critical of the French.

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License to Drive Stock?

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine TO DRIVE A VEHICLE on public roads, a person has to be tested for knowledge of road rules, and demonstrate proficiency behind the wheel. To own a piece of the Earth in the United States, a person has only to show up with […]

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200 years of living art history in Westcliffe

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Artists – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine ALMOST 200 YEARS of living art history will be present at the Brookwood Gallery in Westcliffe on September 15th. “The three of us artists are expected to be there, but being in the ‘no green banana phase’ there’s no guarantee,” laughed Gerald Merfeld, […]

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As natural as Mt. Rushmore

Essay by Ed Quillen Arkansas River – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine SOME OF THE OBJECTIONS to Christo and Jeanne- Claude’s proposed “Over the River” project are based on practical considerations, such as “Can this area accommodate the expected horde of visitors?” and “How much will traffic on U.S. 50 be delayed during the […]

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Presenting the madams of Central Colorado

Article by Ed Quillen Local Lore – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine PUT HALF A DOZEN women on a stage, recalling their careers from an era when there weren’t many career options for women in Central Colorado, and you’ve got the basis for a production that has been playing to packed houses this summer.

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Perhaps Americans are not contentious enough

Letter from Slim Wolfe American Life – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central: Editorials (a/k/a “Letter from the Editor” ) by Martha sometimes cite smallpox eradication as an indicator of human progress. Fair enough, assuming one has the funds to access a doctor and the multiple long-distance carriers required to call one. So […]

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Putting Tennessee Pass back into service

Letter Transportation – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine – No. 163 – Page 37 Dear Mr. Quillen, I was surprised to learn recently that Amtrak has the power of eminent domain — including over other rail carriers. Interestingly, Amtrak actually did condemn a railroad line once and then quickly sold it to a different […]

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Not sure what’s affordable

Letter from Richard Blake Economy – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed & Martha, So Salida is in the top 10 most affordable retirement towns in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Thomas F. Walsh, by John Stewart

Review by Virginia McConnell Simmons Biography – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Thomas F. Walsh: Progressive Businessman and Colorado Mining Tycoon by John Stewart Published in 2007 by the University Press of Colorado ISBN 0870818708

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Central Colorado water update

Column by John Orr Water – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Rio Grande Basin Roundtable At a recent meeting of the Rio Grande Roundtable, the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust requested $1.5 million in funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board. They’re hoping to preserve 26,000 acres of private land along the river for […]

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