A Bit of Explanation

Sidebar by Jeanne Englert

Ute Language – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine


You may have seen some Ute words in print (they pop up in romances, histories, and Westerns), and the Ute words published here look rather exotic by comparison. That may be because the words you saw were from Northern Ute, which doesn’t use the same orthography (spelling and alphabet) as the Southern Ute discussed here.

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You can’t run and you can’t hide

Essay by Ed Quillen

Tourism – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

This past June was pretty dismal — literally so, because sunshine was a rare novelty, rather than a customary blessing. Looming dark clouds dropped moisture constantly in every known form: rain, sleet, hail, snow. Some streams jumped their banks, and if hot weather had arrived to dissolve the record snowpacks, we could have suffered some devastating floods.

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Big Diversion?

Brief by Central Staff

Water – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Until quite recently, we were under the impression that the Arkansas River was a tributary of the Mississippi, and that it thus generally flowed toward the rising sun, thereby placing it on the Eastern Slope of Colorado.

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Around Central Colorado

Brief by Central Staff

Regional Briefs – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

It Will Look Much Better Once The Drapes Are In

World-reknowned artist Christo has announced his plans to suspend nylon fabric over several miles of the Arkansas River between Cañon City and Salida.

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Explaining where you live

Essay by Lynda La Rocca

Mountain life – August 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

“Your roots are here,” my father always insisted, referring to the greater New York metropolitan area where I was born and raised. So when I yanked those roots out by the, uh, roots, and transplanted them to the distant dirt of Central Colorado, I disturbed the natural order of things.

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