The Howard Chili Cook-off June 3&4

Article by Elaine Foster Local Events – June 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine WE HAVE IN OUR MIDST an annual spring event that occurs every year on the first weekend in June and draws hundreds of regulars from as far away as Denver. It’s the Howard Chili Cook-off, which happens this year on June 3rd […]

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The route of America’s yard sale

Brief by Central Staff Local Events – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine If you see people driving slowly along U.S. 50 on the penultimate weekend of May, they may not be lost. They could be looking for participants in the sixth annual Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale, which extends coast-to-coast May 21-23.

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New Mexico boycotts lead to 2 local biker rallies

Brief by Central Staff Local Events – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Expect to see a lot of motorcycles around Salida this summer. The Rocky Mountain Iron rally is scheduled for July 1-5 at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, and this month will bring us the Fallen Bikers Memorial Day Rally, May 27-30, also at […]

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Regional Roundup

Brief by Ed Quillen Local events – September 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine Ursine Perambulations Quite a few bear visits or sightings have been reported in and near Crestone this summer. Most of the bruins stayed outside, though they sniffed around gardens or beehives, but one invaded a house and emptied the pantry and freezer. […]

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Around the region

Brief by Central Staff Local events – May 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine The Arkansas missed this list Four major rivers originate in our part of the world (which explains why George Sibley calls this the Headwaters Region), and three of them made the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2003, which has “Ten […]

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No ‘Taste of Salida’ this September

Brief by Central Staff Local events – September 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine For the first time in years, Salida will be tasteless this month. No, this isn’t an issue of aesthetics. It’s an issue of participation, according to Laurie Young at the Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce, which has organized the “Taste […]

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Olympic torch relay will come through

Brief by Central Staff Local Events – February 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine The Olympic Torch will come through Central Colorado on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Games. The torch began its trip on Dec. 4 in Atlanta, site of the 1996 Summer Games, and it wanders through 46 of […]

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