Heirloom Music Coming to Central Colorado

Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s musical career does not read like a fairy tale, it’s more a story of fits, starts, patience, persistence and lucky breaks. Gilmore spoke to Colorado Central Magazine from his home in Spicewood, Texas, outside of Austin, in advance of his upcoming U.S. tour. He is getting ready to set out a with […]

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Customer Service in the 21st Century

By Mike Rosso “Hello and welcome to MegaCorp. Para el Español presione por favor cinco. Please enter your ten-digit phone number, followed by the pound sign.” Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep. “Thank you, the next available representative will be with you shortly.” Five minutes of scratchy, cheery music at high […]

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Pesto from the Almost-Summer Garden

By Susan Tweit Summer’s almost here, and our kitchen garden is loving the heat after a truly weird winter and spring, including more wind and less precipitation between October and May than any time in the century-plus that weather records have been kept in this valley. May brought a detour back to the weather we […]

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The Last Month

 By Martha Quillen May is a pleasant enough month – the mother of spring, and welcome end of a long, dreary, wind-blighted Rocky Mountain shoulder season. Yet I associate it with death, and have ever since my brother-in-law died on May 1, 1974. Ed and I had just moved to Kremmling to work for the […]

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Images of words and pictures

By Hal Walter If a picture can paint a thousands words, then I should keep this short. My columns are usually 800-1,000 words, and this one is accompanied by a few photos. It may baffle and surprise some readers to learn that I often picture a written essay as an image. It forms in my […]

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Food: Local or Fast?

by Allen Best Being a male of a certain age, I’m sometimes distressed to catch sight of an individual in surveillance cameras and mirrors that looks familiar but strange. It’s me, and I must pay closer attention to my diet. I’m not alone. While people living in the West tend to be leaner those than […]

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Down on the Ground with Capitalism again

By George Sibley A couple months ago I broached the idea in this column that one of the problems with “capitalism” in America is the American bias that equates it with “private-sector capitalism.” Meaning, a system for investment during the production and distribution of goods and services controlled by individuals and organizations who have money […]

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green cat gallery crab dip

 by Steph Brady I’ve been making this crab dip for 16 of the 19 years of Salida Art Walk. I used to offer other appetizers but once I started offering this particular dip the patrons wouldn’t hear of me serving anything else. I serve this on Friday night and often, shrimp ceveché on Saturday. Many […]

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Art and Healing

Regional Artists Display their Work at the Hospital in Salida By Jennifer Dempsey More than 50 regional artists are showcased in the hallways and waiting areas of the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) in Salida in a permanent collection and rotating exhibition. The artwork is selected through a juried process by the […]

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William Jackson Palmer – 1836-1909

By Doug Schmidt There are many differences between the culture of today and the culture that existed in the early days of the Colorado pioneers. One of the most glaring is that anyone attempting a new venture in the 21st century is given a list of reasons outlining why the project cannot be completed as […]

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A Farmer Far Afield – Rosen vs Quillen

By John Mattingly On May 5, 2011, I happened to be driving back from Denver, listening to “The Mike Rosen Show” on 850 KOA. I have an inclination (perhaps flawed) to periodically hear what the likes of Rosen and Limbaugh have to say about Goodman, Flanders, and in this case, Quillen. I was surprised when […]

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Water Update

by John Orr La Niña, snowpack and runoff The picture can change quickly when you’re watching the Colorado snowpack. On March 26 snowpack as a percent of average was declining in the Arkansas basin and San Luis Valley but by the end April things had improved considerably. The winter was dominated by La Niña. Cool […]

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