Regional News Roundup

Justice Sentenced Gunnison resident and talk show host David Justice has been convicted of destroying a barricade on public land administered by the BLM. He will spend a month in jail and pay $4,000 restitution. He has also been banned from all federal lands for two years. In July 2013, Justice, whose real name is […]

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Historic Forts in South and Central Colorado

by Kenneth Jessen In its younger days, Colorado had two types of forts. The earliest ones were developed during the fur trade era up until the mid-1800s. Both Native Americans and fur trappers would bring in pelts to trade for any number of items. As settlers arrived and stage routes were established, regional Indian tribes […]

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A Singletrack Mind

by Hayden Mellsop It is 4:30 a.m., July 4. Like moths to a flame, mountain bikers converge in the predawn darkness in a home on a quiet backstreet of downtown Salida. Ahead lies a journey that will take them from Salida to the top of Monarch Pass, south across the Continental Divide to Silver Creek, […]

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About the Cover Artist – Hal Walter

Colorado Central readers best know Hal Walter as an essayist and columnist, but he actually began his career in journalism as a photographer. Over the years his photos have appeared in several national and regional publications, including a recent cover for the inaugural issue of Local Food Shift, and of course, Colorado Central Magazine. On […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Retires

By John Orr Greg Hobbs is calling it quits after 19 years as the Colorado Supreme Court’s “water expert.” Early in his career he clerked for the 10th Circuit, worked with David Robbins at the EPA, and worked at the Colorado Attorney General’s office. AG duties included the natural resources area – water quality, water […]

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It’s Like Riding a Bicycle

By Hal Walter I remember quite well that I was slow to learn to ride a bicycle. This may have been partially because I had not been introduced to bikes early in childhood, but for whatever reason, when I was about seven I realized other kids my age were riding and that I could not. My […]

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