Aspen edits lyrics on John Denver memorial

Brief by Allen Best Memorials – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine If you want an authoritative guide to the lyrics and life of the late singer John Denver, who died 10 years ago in a plane crash, don’t go to the park that bears his name in his adopted hometown of Aspen.

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`Driving’ cattle in the New West

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine A CATTLE DRIVE in the New West isn’t exactly like Lonesome Dove. For starters, it’s not as romantic. And though there are some perils, it’s nowhere near as dangerous. Moreover, time is now measured in hours rather than days, weeks, or even months. […]

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Barnyard attachments

Article by Patty Lataille Agriculture – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine CARING FOR FARM ANIMALS in today’s ultra high tech and modernized age can be a refreshingly innocent and unpretentious pastime. Raising baby goats can actually help reduce your profound cynicism of the world’s current state of affairs down to manageable levels.

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Dancing Bear

Letter from Slim Wolfe Wildlife – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: We’ve got problem bears roaming the high country, and now there’s a problem teddy-bear named Mohammed who caused a major problem for a schoolteacher in Khartoum, but let’s remember the fable of the dancing bear:

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Energetic fantasies

Letter from Ken Jessen Energy – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I love letters like the one written by Stephen Glover which ran in the December 2007 issue ofColorado Central. We need creative thinking to solve our energy crisis, but we also need realistic solutions. To add to Glover’s popular myths is that […]

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Greetings from Honduras

Letter from Pepe Herrero Environment – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: During the 1980s I lived in Salida when a season pass at Monarch cost $84, had no picture or restrictions and I could loan it to my Salida friends when I traveled to Honduras. I manage to visit every year since some […]

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Christmas in Salida

Letter from Orville Wright Salida History – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Regarding the cover photo on the December edition, I remember when Engine 268 pulled the Christmas Caboose in Salida. I believe it was the only time that engine was used for the event.

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The land of the Martys

Letter from Marty Frick Nominal Confusion – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Martha’s Letter from the Editor in the December edition. I noticed David Broder did a similar column in late November, but yours is better. Somehow, we have a nation of people who value […]

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Central Colorado Water Update

Column by John Orr Water – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Arkansas and South Platte Roundtables Combined Meeting The Arkansas, South Platte and Metro roundtables recently held a combined meeting. Harris Sherman, the Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, was the keynote speaker. He is now a cheerleader for the roundtable process […]

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From snowy days to backyard chickens

Essay by Ed Quillen Mountain Life – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine EVERY TIME THE SNOW starts to fall outside, I have this pleasant fantasy that the day will turn into a holiday of sorts. I will sit in an easy chair near a warm fire, as I do as I write this, and […]

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Giving much and receiving more

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Hospice – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE throughout Chaffee County volunteer for Angel of Shavano Hospice. Working in conjunction with hospice doctors, nurses, social workers and therapists, these trained men and women visit dying patients to talk or not talk, to stroke a forehead or massage […]

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A Downhill Pull

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine “We farmers are going to have the world by the tail with a downhill pull.” I first heard this from a neighbor in the spring of 1968 when I started farming, and though the words were sometimes different over the next 40 years, […]

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Some personal favorites

Review by Lynda La Rocca Literature – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine I have sung the praises of Gregory Maguire before (for proof, see the December 2004 issue of Colorado Central), and now I’m at it again. The author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West revisits Oz […]

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