2008 Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lecturers

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Collegiate Peaks Forum – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine The 2008 Collegiate Peaks Forum Series lecturers are: Susan Tweit, award-winning author and Salida resident, who asks, “Does the Earth Need People?” and speaks on the topics of “Living Generously” and “Belonging to the Community of the Land,” June 5 […]

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Donkeys in the midst

Column by Hal Walter Burros – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THE UPCOMING 60th running of the World Championship Pack-Burro Race, along with the selection of a Central Colorado donkey as the official mascot for the Democratic National Convention to be held in Denver this summer, has created a curious focal point.

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Just another earth hour

Column by George Sibley Environment – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Perhaps the difference between carbon man and the silicon devices he is creating is like the relationship between the caterpillar and the iridescent, winged creature that the caterpillar unconsciously prepares to be. — O. B. Hardison, Jr., “Disappearing through the Skylight” IT’S “EARTH […]

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Jane Rhett, the ‘Bag Hag’ maker

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine AT 61, Jane Rhett is on the sunny side of life. She and her husband, Jim, are retired, her children are grown, and she has a comfortable home in Monte Vista, equipped with two dogs. But instead of kicking back, she has […]

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Elitism and the American way

Essay by Ed Quillen Politics – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR A WHILE, I was following the Democratic presidential contest every chance I got, and those chances come frequently when you spend most of the day sitting at a computer with a broadband Internet connection.

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The Collegiate Peaks Forum Series stimulates and challenges

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local lectures – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine “… all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore….” — Herman Melville […]

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A house is a house is a house

Column by John Mattingly Economics – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THE FIRST TIME I made a little money farming — back in 1973 when pinto beans hit $60 a hundred and sugar beets were $50 a ton — several old farmers in my area came around to visit when they heard that my […]

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Regional water update

Column by John Orr Water – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Update Since the disaster declaration for the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel, it’s been learned that the actual cause of the rising water in the mine pool could be the result of a combination of factors including a collapse in […]

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Who will fight the virus?

Letter from Slim Wolfe Civil Liberties – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Look over the list of grievances we Americans have about the state of our nation, as enumerated here in these pages by the editors and staff writers, and you may see a common thread: speculators.

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But if you keep going west, you will get to the Dunes

Letter from Bob Russell Directions – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado Central, A hundred years from now this probably won’t make any difference, and it may not now, but under Central Attractions, the location of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is shown as being west of Hooper and Mosca, east […]

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Speculative future history

Letter from Ted Foureagles Future – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Dateline: April 1, 2009, Washington, NM What follows is a brief recap of incidents which coalesced to become known as The Fall of the American Empire. After an ambiguous election in which all three major U.S. parties received exactly 33-1/3% of the vote, […]

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