Places: Community Gardens

By Ericka Kastner During this time of uncertainty in our country, it can be helpful to focus on the good things that are still alive and well and happening in towns and cities across the nation; community gardens are one such place. Recently I did a little research and I learned that there are at […]

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Eye on the Fifth

By Daniel Smith Until the recent horrific tragedy in Charlottsville, Virginia, brought renewed attention to issues of race, diversity and white supremacist groups’ self-empowerment to demonstrate their hateful, devisive agenda, Salida had been in the national news over a shocking immigration incident. At the end of July, eight German exchange students headed for residents’ homes […]

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Real Deal Music Review: Smacky

Reviewed by Brian Rill Smacky, an independent band from Cleveland, Ohio, is a rare gem I have known and loved for many years. This month I’m pulling something out of my personal favorites and reviewing a really great band that put out a really great single album. The self-titled 2006 CD, Smacky, is like a […]

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Dispatch from the Edge

By Peter Anderson Summerland siesta time. Afternoon clouds are rolling in and the skeeters are whining on the other side of the window screen. Now a light rain is falling and even the jays have gone quiet. The mountain says yes to the moisture and I say yes to some dreamy shuteye, and soon.

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Book Review – Heading Home Field Notes

By Peter Anderson Conundrum Press, 2017 978-1-9422-8021-7; 84 pp.; $14.99 Reviewed by Lynda La Rocca Short, but sweet – and wistful, sad, thoughtful, funny, poignant, or filled with longing. That’s how I’d describe the essays that make up Crestone-based writer, teacher and poet Peter Anderson’s latest book, Heading Home: Field Notes. These lyrical musings, which […]

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The Natural World

By Tina Mitchell As we hiked above treeline, the path took a right turn and our ears filled with high-pitched, squeezed-dog-toy squeaks. The dogs snapped to attention, so we made sure we had them on short leashes. We had entered the realm of American Pikas. Small mammals related to rabbits and other lagomorphs (even though […]

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Eye on the Fifth

By Daniel Smith Pretty soon you may need that proverbial program to keep the candidates straight in Colorado’s Fifth Congressional District. When Colorado Central editor asked me to write this column, I wondered if there would be enough activity in the district race to keep thing interesting – obviously, he was prescient.

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Colorado Then & Now: Chapter VI. Leadville & Vicinity

Note: The following is an excerpt from the book, Colorado Then & Now by Grant Collier and his grandfather Joseph Collier. “This mountain was named after the miners, after D. C. Collier, one of the editors and proprietors of the Register, in consideration of his eminent success as a prospector. The view is from the […]

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