Back in the back-country

Column by Hal Walter Outdoors – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine IN THE YEARS B.C (before child) we always made a point of getting out for a pack trip with our burros at least once each summer. Usually we chose the cloudless days of late August or September to avoid the monsoon season and […]

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Food Safety

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine About a year ago, a bovine-born strain of bacteria, E coli 0157, traced to bagged spinach proved the culprit that killed an 81-year-old woman and young child, caused the clearing of shelves nationwide of the bagged spinach, wholesale destruction of growing spinach fields, […]

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Deadened senses

Letter from Slim Wolfe Colorado Central – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central: Do Colorado Central’s paid writers think twice knowing that Slim is parked to the side and over the next little rise with his nonsense detector aimed at oncoming verbiage?

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More Home on the Range

Letter from Gerald Hitt History – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Hello, you two: This is about “Where was the Home on the Range?” in your September edition. I have enclosed a copy of “The Western Home,” from 1871. The credit goes to a poem by a Dr. Brewster M. Higley of Smith County, […]

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Reviving the rail route

Letter from Keith Baker Transportation – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed & Martha, I am happy to see someone else speculating about the possibilities our unused railroad offers the region (the thoughtful letter “Putting Tennessee Pass Back Into Service,” September Colorado Central).

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The feds and I go fishin’

Letter from Roger Fenton Modern Life – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The other day I set out on a simple task: Obtain a Colorado state fishing license. In my little town, the grocery store performs that public service. The clerk ran my driver’s license, first issued to me in 1960, through a […]

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Modern Day Range War

Letter from Doug Holdread Pinon Canyon – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor: There’s a range war raging in southeastern Colorado. It’s not between cowboys and sod busters. It’s a clash between a ranching culture that has worked the fragile short grass prairies for over a century, and a military culture that has […]

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Picking the Big Man

Essay by George Sibley Society – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine READING ABOUT the presidential race that the Rover Boys managed to foist off on us a year early (to distract us from their still unfolding dismantling of the American economy and polity), I find myself once more thinking about the people who used […]

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Blood Passion, by Scott Martelle

Review by Allen Best Ludlow – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West by Scott Martelle Published in 2007 by Rutgers University Press ISBN 978-0-8135-4062-7

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To Spare No Pains, from the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum

Review by Ed Quillen Pike – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine “To Spare No Pains” Zebulon Montgomery Pike and his 1806-07 Southwest Expedition Edited by Tim Blevins, Matt Mayberry, Chris Nicholl, Calvin P. Otto, and Nancy Thaler Published in 2007 by the Pikes Peak Library District with the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum ISBN 1567352243

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Water Update

Article by John Orr Water – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine General Mining Law of 1872 Congress has it’s eyes on a revamp of the General Mining Law of 1872. One of the reasons is the cost of land under the act — $5 per acre with no royalties. Another is that it reduces […]

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Survival of the fittest

Essay by Martha Quillen Health Care – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, Colorado State Representative Tom Massey hosted a community meeting at the Salida Senior Citizens Center to get input on what local citizens want and need in a health care system. And to my surprise, it turned out that everybody […]

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Swine at the Capitol

Essay by Phil Doe Water – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine The Old West Moves East When I was a boy, my farm town used to put on a show called a greased-pig contest. A young pig would be greased up and set free in a watered down arena. To the delight of townspeople, […]

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A conversation with the Stage Left Theatre Company

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Local Arts – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER THE PRODUCTION of their first show together as a company in January 2003, Greg West and Shelley Jacobs realized they shared more than a similar taste in theater. “After producing [the play] Shadowbox, we discovered that we did, in fact, share […]

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