Riding out the saddle-donkey phenomenon

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine A FAVORITE OLD RANCHER once told me: “It’s better to get where you’re going on a slow horse than to go to the hospital on a fast horse.” Frankly, I avoid riding anything with ears that short.

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Water Update

Article by John Orr Water – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Fryingpan-Arkansas Project debt The Fryingpan-Arkansas project affects the Arkansas River from stem to stern in Colorado. It moves water from the headwaters of the Fryingpan River under the Great Divide through the Boustead Tunnel to satisfy some of the agricultural needs in the […]

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Building a trail system in the Arkansas Hills

Article by Tom Purvis Recreation – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine THERE ARE TRAILS all over. Deer, elk and cows all make trails that go to watering holes, grassy areas and safe cover. If there’s a good spot for fishing, a pretty waterfall or a place up high with a good view there will […]

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What is money?

Column by John Mattingly Economy – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Back in the mid-1980s I was in New York City working with various financiers on omnibus loan re-structuring bailouts for farmers, who, at that time, were going through the same general credit crisis now playing out broadly (and with much more attention) in […]

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Morning in America again

Column by George Sibley Politics – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star. –Henry Thoreau, Walden RONALD REAGAN had one thing right when he was elected in 1980: it was “morning in America.”

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Another possible site for the death of Vivian Espinosa

Letter from Nelson Walker History – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I enjoyed the articles by Charles Price in the October and November issues of Colorado Central Magazine about the Espinosa brothers. Recently, I wrote Mr. Price to provide him with additional information about the location of the site near Cañon City where […]

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Grabbing the headlines

Letter from Slim Wolfe Capitalism – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Remember when foreign money started moving into Colorado? Back in the late ’70s, when I first arrived, it was common to hear locals say “Don’t Californicate Colorado,” or “If God had intended Texans to ski, he would have made bullpoop white.” So […]

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Questions about D.R.C. Brown

Letter from Roger Williams History – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: DRC Brown, CEO of Aspen Skiing Co., pages 14-15 in the November edition: “Darcy, the junior Brown … attended high school at a boarding school in New Hampshire….”

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Do we manage money or does it manage us?

Essay by Martha Quillen Economy – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Although they are clearly human creations, something that we invented and that we presumably control, I tend toward the idea that no one really manages them, or even truly understands them. Human inventions or not, global monetary systems have grown and evolved beyond […]

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The velocity of money

Letter from Simon Halburian Economy – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: In his “presidential platform” letter in the December issue, Slim Wolfe says “No more war, no more NATO, overseas bases, aggression, or aid, no Pentagon, no space program, no paranoid bullying. I ain’t afraid.”

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Some personal favorites

Review by Lynda La Rocca Books – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine I HAVE TO ADMIT that I had a little trouble selecting some “favorites” for this column because, frankly, I didn’t read a lot of books in 2008 that were “new” to me in the sense of never having read them before. Instead, […]

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