Besides allowing me to keep up-to-date on what's what and who's who in the Central Colorado region (which includes Leadville, Salida, and a whole lot more), Colorado Central is one of those lovely publications where one is rewarded for reading the small print. For instance, in the Credits section of the December 2008 issue, "Other" reads:
Proofreading by Matt Gonzales and Sally Gonzales. Everything else is the fault of Martha and Ed Quillen, though mostly Ed because he was on the road a lot, and suffered much distraction from various political campaigns.
The masthead on the cover also features different tag lines for every issue that bear careful scrutiny:
(For December 2008) The Monthly Magazine for People who wish the days were a bit longer.
(For August 2008) The Monthly Magazine for People who wonder how summer could pass so quickly.
In the table of contents, the one-sentence descriptions of the articles and regular departments often display the same sense of . . . dare I say, playfulness? For example, from the December 2008 issue:
- The non-lure of the wild
It's hard to understand how modern kids could resist playing outdoors, but they do.
- Keeping Track
An election prediction gone awry, mining and renewable energy, windmills and zoning, cartoons, and news and comment from all around.
We wonder if anyone reads this line. [! I do! I do!]
- After all these years
The redemptive power of higher forms of craziness.
- Water Update
Keeping up with what's wet.