Terminal Gentrification, or a return to tradition?

Article by Ed Quillen Local Brewing History – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine As a member in good standing of the Western Rural Curmudgeon Association (dues $5 a year to General Delivery, Backwater, Wyo.), I can find much to bemoan in the current transformations of our communities.

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The Race Across the Sky

Article by Lynda la Rocca Events – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s approaching 4 a.m. in downtown Leadville, a city not exactly famous for its nightlife. Yet tonight — or is it this morning? — the joint is jumping.

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The burning threat to the Sangres

Article by Tom Wolf Fire – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Wildfire is burning in the Wet Mountain Valley. I smell the smoke before I see it. If I were alone here, I might be glad for a stirring burn; we’re a century or so overdue.

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Trout Creek Pass or Ute Trail

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Anza’s Route – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine After crossing the San Luis Valley (they moved at night so Comanche scouts wouldn’t see their dust cloud), Anza’s 800 men and 2,400 horses camped near the summit of Poncha Pass on Thursday, Aug. 26, 1779. Journal entries for the next two […]

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On the trail of Juan Bautista de Anza

Article by Phil Carson Local history – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine It is a fine summer day as Ron Kessler and I drive up Ute Creek just northeast of Salida, examining a possible route of the 18th-century Spaniard, Juan Bautista de Anza. Ahead of us in another vehicle, kicking up dust (it’s his […]

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Real Heroes for the West

Essay by Ellen Miller American Life – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine The nation is agog at the O.J. Simpson saga. All the news shows, the sports shows, the tabloids, and the trash TV “productions” are full of it. Whether he killed his ex-wife and her buddy remains an issue for the court. If […]

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Central Colorado briefs for August 1944

Brief by Central Staff Around Central Colorado – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Mountain Bob emerges to bad news BUCKSKIN JOE — Mountain Bob Leasure emerged on June 15 from the shallow San Isabella Mine at Buckskin Joe at the Royal Gorge.

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Colorful Colorado Magazine

Review by Ed Quillen Publications – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorful Colorado Magazine Summer 1994 edition Published by Colorado Magazine, LLC P.O. Box 281246, Denver CO 80228-1246

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Quilting: A modern tradition

Article by Diane Alexander Quilts – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Quilting is no longer a half-forgotten skill relegated to old-fashioned grandmothers and dusty attics. At a recent organizational meeting for the eighth annual Chaffee County Quilt and Textile Show (June 25-July 4), the women were feisty and the talk was animated.

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The year everything went wrong

Letter from Paul Martz Government – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Just a short note to tell you that I enjoyed and agreed with Martha’s editorial in the July Colorado Central. My personal vote for the year things started going bad is 1965 too, and I’ll tell you why. It was the first time […]

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As written in the Wall Street Journal

Essay by Ed Quillen Colorado Central – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Being a rather vain fellow, I must confess that I enjoyed the few minutes of national notoriety after I was quoted in the June 20 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

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The Ultimate Horror: Car Camping

Essay by Jane Koerner Outdoors – August 1994 – Colorado Central Magazin I’ve been in a flood and three tornadoes. I nearly drowned in a lake when I was six, and I crashed my Dad’s car onto the front page of the Kansas City Star in college. Since moving to Colorado so I could be […]

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