The Final Gift

By Hal Walter It’s never easy to say goodbye to a close friend but when Curtis Imrie headed over the pass last month, I found myself scrambling for words and trying to regain my own sense of balance and direction. My first reaction was, Curtis can’t die. For here was a man who lived life […]

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Remembering Curtis Imrie

“Curtis was a gift to all who knew him. Populist to the core, a brilliant, principled person who did everything with a true gusto for life.” – Linda Brandon Powers, Former Colorado State Senator, former Crested Butte Mayor and City Councillor “After his flaming near-death wreck on the Interstate a dozen or so years ago, it […]

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Curtis Imrie: “When in Doubt, Print the Legend”

By Hal Walter “The following may or may not be true. And if it ain’t then it ought to be.” That is an opening quote from one of Curtis Imrie’s films, The Lost Frontier. Curtis collapsed and died while preparing to show one of his donkeys at the National Western Stock Show back in January. […]

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About the Cover Photographer: Linda Gibas

I grew up in Denver, but always had the mountains in my blood. As a young girl, I would often ask my parents if we could move to the mountains and get a horse. I attended Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs where my interest in photography was sparked. I took numerous photography classes during […]

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From the Editor– Back to Normal

by Mike Rosso As another election season comes to an end, many Coloradans are likely breathing a sigh of relief. I’m a registered Independent and non-TV watcher, so have been spared the nonstop robocalls and the wall-to-wall commercials that have dominated the airwaves in our “swing state.” As a media entity, we’ve also been mostly […]

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Imrie refuses to repent

Letter from Curtis Imrie Politics – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine The past 45 years may ultimately be seen as a unique time in history. The world was polarized by superpower confrontations to an age of economic and political order, and it has been my privilege to watch this world unravel — although I’m […]

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