The stage road from Cañon City to Leadville

Article by Alan Robinson History – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Introduction When driving up Highway 24 past Granite, who among us has not wondered what it must have been like to make the same journey by stage along the faint and narrow track you can see on the Arkansas River’s east bank? The […]

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The rising price of eating well

Column by Hal Walter Diet – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine FRENCH FOOD PHILOSOPHER Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in 1825: “Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are.” In 2008, Brillat-Savarin might peer into the depths of our shopping carts, shake his head, and tell us that what we are […]

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Sustainability

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine I recently received an offer to contribute to a Sustainable Agriculture Think Tank — not my thoughts, but rather surplus cash I might have lying around the stock tank, now that commodity prices are at record high levels. After the Think Tank elaborated […]

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The Thing

Column by George Sibley Politics – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS AN INTERESTING WEEKEND. I spent most of Saturday doing “community stuff,” but of the enjoyable sort (no meetings) — helping set up the Library’s Used Book Sale (highgrading a couple of books); then over to the Farmers’ Market to pass out […]

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South Park City: A step back in time

Article by Lynda La Rocca History – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine BEING A PERSON whose fantasies revolve around escaping to another time, one that I usually (and incorrectly) perceive as kinder and gentler than the age I’m living in, I feel right at home in Fairplay’s South Park City Museum.

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Water Update

Column by John Orr Water – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Great Sand Dunes National Park water right In August, Division Three Water Court Judge O. John Kuenhold signed the decree for a water right for the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The decree was the final piece of the puzzle in converting the […]

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The New West

Review by Robert Adams Colorado – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine The New West – Landscapes Along the Colorado Front Range Written and photographed by Robert Adams with a foreword by John Szarkowski Originally published in 1974 by Colorado Associated University Press Reissued as a facsimile using original prints by the Aperture Foundation in […]

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Zero at the Bone, by Erec Toso

Review by Chas Clifton Snakebite – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Zero at the Bone – Rewriting Life after a Snakebite by Erec Toso Published in 2007 by University of Arizona Press ISBN 0-8165-2591-9

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Accurate local numbers are hard to find

Essay by Ed Quillen Energy – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine LAST WINTER, with fuel costs rising, I talked with a writer about some articles focusing on energy in Central Colorado. The plan was abandoned for a variety of reasons, but one big reason was that it seemed almost impossible to draw up an […]

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Of mountain names and hay

Letter from Slim Wolfe Geography – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill…. Plainly, the mountain doesn’t give a hoot what you call it or who gets the credit, nor do dead soldiers seem likely to take offense, however, the backers of this presumptuous KIAMIA notion […]

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Developments on KIA/MIA

Letter from Bruce Salisbury Geography – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: On the 6th of August a small group of us gathered at Mount KIA/MIA. Royce and Barry Raven, and Barry’s wife Raman came there to climb the mountain for all the KIA/MIA, and to determine a best route and to take photos […]

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Put those idle tracks to use

Letter from Keith Baker Transportation – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Only one transportation arterial consisting of segments of Highways 24, 50, and 285 runs the length of the Upper Arkansas Valley. An unused railroad parallels this route. High speed light commuter rail would reduce vehicle miles traveled and all sorts of pollution, […]

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Museum takes issue with article

Letter from Dorothy M. Brandt Colorado Central – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: If the article entitled “Misnomer in Stucco” in the July 2008 issue, by Marcia Darnell, is to be construed as investigative or interpretive journalism, it leaves much to be desired. The title alone is incorrect since the word “history” has […]

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When presidents came to town

Article by Ed Quillen History – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine These days, presidential campaigns don’t venture into Central Colorado. Pueblo or Grand Junction is about as close as they get. But this relative isolation of Central Colorado from national politicians and their campaigns is rather recent. From 1880 to 1952, they came through […]

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