Colorado Central

  Those who can't get enough of writer Ed Quillen in his Denver Post columns and occasional articles in High Country News (Ed most recently wrote about landfills in the March 7, 1994, HCN) can now subscribe to his Colorado Central, a monthly, very non-slick magazine. The paper's beat is the central Rocky Mountain towns between the Denver Front Range and western Colorado. Ed and his publisher, Martha Quillen, have drawn their map to exclude ski towns such as Aspen and Breckenridge. Their area includes Leadville, Hartsell, Smeltertown, Coaldale, Saguache and the Quillens' hometown of Salida. While Ed is the editor, the publisher is the editorial workhorse, writing the first lead article on a proposal to build a new-age pyramid in the small town of Crestone, and the second lead on wild animals in small towns. In the statement of purpose, the Quillens say: "Aside from making money at home in our spare time, our goal is to publish an interesting, informative magazine that builds a sense of place, a regional community, and a local culture in central Colorado." For a sample copy or subscription ($20/year) write to: Colorado Central Publishing Co., P.O. Box 946, Salida, CO 81201; or call 719/539-5345.