Los Penitentes del Valle

Understanding the Penitente Church in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico by Ruben E. Archuleta Slowly and methodically the candles on the candelabrum are extinguished one by one as the Hermanos (Brothers) recite their prayers and sing the mournful alabados (Penitente hymns) until the last of the thirteen candles is out leaving the morada (meeting […]

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NASCAR nation?

Column by George Sibley Culture – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine I’M SITTING HERE writing this early in December, hopeful that by the time you are reading it somewhere between late December and early January, the usual miracle will have occurred and all will be somewhat the same with this rolling ball of rock […]

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Time for a truce?

Column by George Sibley Culture – November 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine YOU’RE RECEIVING this magazine a week or two before the election, so you may have already voted if you’re going to, and it’s probably too late to change your mind if you haven’t, so I won’t try.

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Perhaps we’ll find a cure for our pridefulness

Letter from Slim Wolfe Culture – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Here’s a local example of how easy it is to be smug in one’s ignorance and misjudge an alien situation: During Salida Artwalk I sidle up to a mud-show dancer of indeterminate sex and exclaim, “nice legs, lady.” This is a moment […]

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Are Car Alarms the Best We Have to Offer?

Essay by Martha Quillen Culture & Politics – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine When it comes to candidates, it’s hard to tell whether they’re outright lying to us, or merely spouting banal rubbish without thinking twice about it. Then again, maybe they’re really deluded. The Republicans, for example, actually seem to believe that they […]

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