High priest of pasture serves food for thought

Article by Hal Walter Agriculture – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine AT A RECEPTION prior to Joel Salatin’s lecture at Colorado College in January, a bluegrass ensemble serenaded the self-described “grass farmer” with a tune praising him as the high priest of pasture.

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Presidential aspirations and sunshine on a cloudy day

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I enjoyed Lynda LaRocca’s story about woodstove cooking. The intrepid chef can manage stovetop items on most any flat-topped range, potatoes can be steam-baked in a lidded casserole in a half-inch of water, or use a dutch oven. If I had my […]

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Seeking the Weird

Letter from Charmaine Getz Colorado – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors, I am a freelance writer who was recently contracted for a book called Weird Colorado to join a series published by Barnes & Noble on all things strange and wonderful in the U.S.

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Joy and Heartbreak

Letter from Elizabeth Dickson Barnhard Attachments – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Regarding “Barnyard Attachments” in the January edition: Remembering my sweet and sour time with my beautiful little pet goat, I was able to relate to the joy and the heartbreak that goes with attaching oneself to a pet. In the Canary […]

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Review of ‘Thrillcraft’ was off-balance

Letter from Katherine Mccoy Review – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Hello, Martha, I’m a big fan of your balanced journalism, but you seem off balance in your review of the book Thrillcraft. Yes, the book may be polemical and over the top. But realistically, where is the bulk of off-road damage coming from?

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Comments on February

Letter from Bill Hatcher Colorado Central – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Cozine, I enjoy your coverage of Colorado issues and events. Thanks. Keep it up. Here are some opinions/comments on the Feb ’08 mag that I’d like to share: 1. The plumber/lion account on page 7. First, I’m glad that plumber got […]

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Joshua Been: Transforming moments of beauty

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Local Artists – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine WHETHER HE’S PAINTING a waterfall, tree root or mandolin player, artist Joshua Been wants to show the inhabitants of this world how beautiful it is. “Painting is a way of framing moments of beauty,” said the 33-year-old Salida artist. “I try to […]

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Caucuses, computers, and the insult of “would of”

Essay by Ed Quillen Modern Life – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine MARTHA AND I attended the Democratic caucus for Precinct Two in Chaffee County on the evening of Feb. 5 — despite the cold, and ice, and dark of night. I had problems with Hillary Clinton, starting with her resounding failure on health […]

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Snowbound

Column by George Sibley Climate – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine A prompt, decisive man, no breath Our father wasted: “Boys, a path!” John Greenleaf Whittier, Snowbound

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Downhill pull, part 2

Column by John Mattingly Food – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Wheat traded at over $10 a bushel last week. It dipped into the mid-nines during the stock market flurries, but rebounded quickly. Farmers are wondering if these high prices are new tops, or new bottoms.

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Regional Water Roundup

Article by John Orr Water – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine General Assembly water bill update Every legislative session Colorado’s lawmakers take a stab at passing new water legislation. This year is no different. So far three bills have been shelved.

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50 years later in Salida

Article by Orville Wright Salida Lore – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BETTER HALF AND I were born and raised in Salida. As such, it is our hometown. In July of 1957, I left Salida to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. When Diann Ayers and I got married in 1958, she also […]

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Rocky Mountain Mammals, by David M. Armstrong

Review by Ed Quillen Wildlife – March 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Rocky Mountain Mammals A Handbook of Mammals of Rocky Mountain National Park and Vicinity Third Edition by David M. Armstrong Published in 2008 by University Press of Colorado with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association ISBN: 978-0-87081-882-0

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