Canine adventures

Column by Hal Walter Dogs – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS IS A BIT of a shaggy dog tale. Back in 1983, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I was pretty sure that a full-time “rim rat” on the Pueblo Chieftain copy desk wasn’t it. In […]

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Let them eat cake — and have it, too

Column by George Sibley Economy – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE IN America, we in the Upper Gunnison part of Central Colorado are concerned about the economy. We talk about the national economy, of course, but we talk about it the same way we talk about the spring weather — like […]

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Future cultivation

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine DATELINE: DENVER, COLORADO MAY 3, 2034 In a joint news conference yesterday, Steady State Bank, Resurrection Mortgage, and Overburtin Industries announced plans to plow under another 160 acre subdivision in Thornton and plant wheat.

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Salida’s Little Shop of Horrors

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Artists – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine WALKING INTO 132 West First Street in Salida is like walking into the Little Shop of Horrors. Or maybe the prop room at Disneyland. It definitely could be Who-ville. “We like to think of ourselves as Dr. Suess gone bad,” said Pat Landreth […]

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Making Monsters the Modern Way

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Last month, I received a flattering letter: Editor Martha Quillen: I would like to read a short (12 pages or less) editorial detailing exactly how you as President, or the President You Elected, should have responded to 9/11 & the five years following.

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Central Colorado Water Update

Article by John Orr Water – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine 2008 water legislation in review Water and Stream Flow In May HB 08-1280 passed both houses by large margins. Although it’s rare, every so often the legislature passes a water bill that almost everyone regards as needed and beneficial. Now, water rights owners […]

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Trespass, by Amy Irvine

Review by Eduardo Rey Brummel Rural Life – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Trespass: Living at the edge of the promised land. By Amy Irvine. Published in 2008, by North Point Press ISBN: 978-0-86547-703-2

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Simon Says, by Kathryn Eastburn

Review by Ed Quillen True Crime – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Simon Says – A true story of boys, guns, and murder by Kathryn Eastburn Published in 2007 by Da Capo Press ISBN 0-306-81552-4

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Escaping from software

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern Life – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Correspondent Ríos from Denver, who instructed us on the function of accents in written Spanish, is refreshingly unique in that there’s no reference to the latest software to which gringos might retreat. As for the rest of you, well, arggh. Think […]

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Protecting places

Letter from Becky Donlan Native American Sites – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: My name is Becky Donlan, and I and my partner, Nick Standing Bear, formed a Colorado non-profit last year “Native American Research and Preservation, Inc.” Our purpose is to educate the public regarding Resource Protection Laws and to preserve and […]

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Not much left of Amache

Letter from Roger Williams Internments – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Regarding Ralph Carr, mentioned on pages 32-33 in the May edition, I’ve visited the Amache site of an internment camp. A permit from town wasn’t needed — I drove right in. Not much was left but foundations. I wonder if Japanese in […]

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4-way homonyms

Letter from Bill Hays Language – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: I just read your May-issue mea culpa for mixing up “incite” and “insight,”, including your brief discourse on homonyms. This caused me to wonder, as a fellow word herder, on whether you’ve played the 4x-homonym game. It can easily be a one-person […]

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Fire and Rain on Mt. KIA/MIA

Article by Bill Hatcher Veterans – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine YOU PROBABLY KNOW what it’s like. You walk outside, early on a beautiful summer morning with thoughts and plans happily pulsing through your head, and then you stop. You hastily scan the horizon, nostrils flaring, and sniff. There’s a forest or grass fire […]

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Creede Repertory Theatre offers summer of variety

Article by Marcia Darnell Theatre – June 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE’S A LOT OF VARIETY in Creede Repertory Theatre’s 43rd season — drama, comedy, and a musical that will involve every member of the company. That production, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” will open the summer season on June 6. It’s based on […]

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