Kinks, frisbee, dog

Kinks: Rock and Roll Frisbee Dog

By Mike Rosso What is it about Border Collies and Frisbees? One is a descendent of droving and gathering breeds from the Welsh-English and Sottish-English border regions whose origins can be pinpointed to a single dog, Old Hemp, who was bred in Northumbria in the late 1800s. The other is a flying plastic disc developed […]

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regional restaurant review

China Village, 60693 U.S. Hwy 285, Bailey, CO, (303) 838-3308 By Patty LaTaille Whenever I mention China Village as my favorite restaurant to visit on trips to and from the Front Range, the inevitable response is: “Chinese food? In Bailey? Where?” Yes, you bet your sweet bippy there is good Chinese food in Bailey! My […]

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Book Review

Island of Grass By Ellen Wohl Published in 2009 by University Press of Colorado ISBN 978-0-87081-963-6 $22.95, paperback; xiv+224 pages Reviewed by Virginia McConnell Simmons At first glance, a book about the grasslands of the eastern third of Colorado might seem to hold little interest for readers in Central Colorado. This volume warrants a less […]

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Squirrel on a Cold Tin Roof

by Frankie Will In this climate we have a phenomenon called black ice. A road or a surface looks completely dry, but is covered with a thin sheet of ice – slippery as a wet ice cube on a warm countertop. It is very dangerous and causes many accidents. This November, we’ve already had quite […]

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A Miracle

A Miracle – by Peggy Godfey Last Spring I began riding two herds of cows who were calving. An icy, muddy, windy seven weeks kept me horseback and checking for difficult births, abandoned and sick babies. Both my dogs went with me, staying back when I needed to ride close to cows with new calves. […]

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Sunny’s Days

by James E. Muse This is not the story I would like to have written about this four-legged family member. No, that story would have had a different ending, or in this case a different beginning. So, starting with the bad news is the only way to deal with not having to tell you in […]

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Werewolves of Westcliffe

By Hal Walter Years ago, when Ed and Martha Quillen were conspiring to start a magazine called Colorado Central, we met for a greasy hamburger at a saloon called Susie’s in Westcliffe. As I recall it was a slightly chilly day, and afterward we were standing outside in the street with Ed gesturing his speech […]

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Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

In the Tabor correspondence, no one uses the name Baby Doe. Her family calls her Lizzie, and Horace, after opening his letters with “My Darling Wife,” calls her Babe. In the Tabor collection at the Historical Society, she appears, for brevity’s sake, as EBT, for Elizabeth Bonduel Tabor, which will come in handy for her […]

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Finding Christmas Greens in the Grove

by Walter Perch In a little gully at the base of the red rocks, a grove of spruce, fir and pine trees grow. A secret creek runs down from above – flash fed from storms and nurtured with multi-day drizzle. Hundreds, if not thousands of years old, the grove has seen a variety of animal […]

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Questions and Answers About Swine Flu

by Jennifer Dempsey When Moffat High School offered a swine flu shot clinic this fall, Jerry Bergstrom decided not to have her two children get the vaccination. Bergstrom said she isn’t entirely against the vaccine, but that she’s “been told positive and negative things about it. I feel that the shot hasn’t been tested enough,” […]

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Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series. Part 2 – A Circled Kiss

by Francisco A. Rios (Editor’s note: Dr. Rios, a retired professor from the University of Colorado at Denver, spent 805 volunteer hours over a span of one year and seven months cataloging hundreds of letters from the Tabor Collection at the Colorado Historical Society (CHS) onto a computer database. We are reproducing some of these […]

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USFS CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING INFO

(LOCAL EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY TO THE INFORMATION BELOW) CORE CUTTING DATES/GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: Core Cutting Dates: December 5-13, 2009 Permits: $10 each. One tree per permit. Limit 5 permits per person. All sales are final. Area Entry Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – For your safety, no entry is allowed before or after these […]

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Quillen’s Corner

By Ed Quillen Before the sun came up on the morning of Oct. 1, I got into my pickup to drive to the Salida Café & Roastery (the establishment formerly known as Bongo Billy’s Salida Café) for breakfast followed by the monthly business meeting of the Salida Business Alliance (formerly known as the Salida Merchants […]

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Down on the Ground with Personal Responsibility and Health Care

by George Sibley I have a friend here in the Upper Gunnison with whom I argue politics a lot, mostly electronically. We are always sending each other e-mails with editorials, news stories, and essays attached, mostly focused on aspects of the political economy – which should be distinguished from the real economy, the miraculous helter-skelter […]

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