Behind the Strawberry Door

Article by Ed Quillen Social services – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine A dozen years ago, our younger daughter, Abby, attended Strawberry Door Pre-School in Salida. One evening at dinner, we asked about her day, expecting to hear that some Brittany or Geoffrey had learned to tie shoelaces or count past ten.

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We’re getting left out of health-care reform

Essay by Ellen Miller Rural health – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine The old Scout handbook included all kinds of instructions about surviving in rattlesnake country. It had instructions about carrying something for a tourniquet, a razor blade or sharp pocket knife for cutting, and a suction cup for getting the poison out. The […]

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Backing up the Rockies on the LC&S RR

Article by Sharon Chickering Transportation – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine “All Abooooard!” conductor Carl Benz shouts as the whistle wails. With a jerk, the maroon, green, and white diesel engine of the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad begins backing up the track — red caboose in the lead. The rear brakeman keeps an […]

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Oro City plans to rise again in 1995

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local festival – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Since 1984, Leadville has resurrected its boisterous boomtown predecessor, Oro City, for an annual festival. But it’s not going to happen this year. Like the mythical phoenix, however, and, come to think of it, like numerous Colorado mining towns, including Leadville […]

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Confessions of a talk-radio host

Article by Patrick Lee Talk Radio – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Patrick: “KVRH Talk Show, thanks for calling.” Caller: “Pahtraik, ah don’t thaink it’s raht, no, them Rebublicans sayin’ what they said.” Patrick: “What’d they say?”

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Notes and Commentary for June 1994

Brief by Central Staff Various – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Hitting the Big Time CITY DESKS EVERYWHERE — Central Colorado is attracting some national attention. The Bishop Castle, down by Rye on the edge of the Wet Mountain Valley, was featured on both National Public Radio and on the ABC Day One program. […]

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Reactions from forum participants

Sidebar by Sue Conroe Water forum – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Reactions to the Upper Arkansas Watershed Forum from other participants varied considerably, based on the evaluation forms that were turned in. ON THE UPBEAT SIDE: “Water is a public resource largely in private hands. The forum provided the interface for the two […]

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Overprotecting our back yard

Essay by Steve Voynick Public Land – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine The perception of our national forests largely depends on who’s perceiving. If you live in New York City, L.A., or even Denver, the national forests are some distant, out-of-sight, out-of-mind tracts of federally owned land, conveniently managed by the government. But if […]

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Trying to produce a regional voice

Essay by Ed Quillen Journalism – June 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Early in May, we ventured to Gunnison for the annual conference on rural journalism that George Sibley puts together at Western State College.

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