How to help restore the tunnel approach

Sidebar by Kym O’Connell-Todd Transportation History – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazines. Anyone who is interested in the restoration of the Alpine Tunnel and can offer the following help should call Ray Rossman at the Gunnison Forest Service office at 303-641-0471:

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Tunnel delays made DSP&P lose the race to Gunnison

Sidebar by Kym O’Connell-Todd Transportation History – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Enthusiasm was high — the tension even greater — during the rail race of 1879. Two narrow-gauge railroad companies, the Denver and Rio Grande (D&RG) Railroad and the Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad (DSP&P), fought neck to neck to reach the […]

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West Portal of Alpine Tunnel getting a facelift

Article by Kym O’Connell-Todd Transportation History – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine At a little more than 11,500 feet above the tides, a small wooden building leans into whistling tundra wind. Abandoned for many years and left as a makeshift home to marmots and other mountaintop squatters, the little depot still shares the snow-patched […]

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Central Colorado’s only indigenous sport

Article by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Rain, sleet, and snow fell in sheets. Thunder rocked the talus roadbed of Mosquito Pass. Lightning blazed like God’s own black light. The fog-shrouded bolts painted the intensely gray scene with purple snowflakes against a sky darker than death itself. Darker than […]

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Chili Pepper Fever, by Susan Hazen-Hammond

Review by Ed Quillen Food – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Chili Pepper Fever: Mine’s Hotter than Yours Text by Susan Hazen-Hammond Photos by Eduardo Fuss Published in 1993 by Voyageur Press, P.O. Box 338, Stillwater MN 55082 ISBN: 0-89658-195-0

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A Poet Talks Politics

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artist – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine There are no trees around Peggy Godfrey’s ranch house. No shrubs or flower beds adorn the wood-and-glass home. But what it lacks in foliage it makes up in fauna. Ewes and their lambs crowd the fence nearest the house, hoping for a […]

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Notes & Commentary for July 1994

Brief by Central Staff Various – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Money laundering SALIDA — The next time a student says that a dog ate his homework, elementary teacher Judy Boshinski should be sympathetic. Last April she cashed her paycheck, put the money in an envelope, and left it on a dresser in her […]

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An Adventure on the Arkansas

Essay by T.L. Livermore Recreation – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine My first foray into rafting took place on the Arkansas, in Brown’s Canyon, in an Achilles owned by a friend who insisted it would be fun. He promised to show me holes, places where the river turns back on itself.

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