A D&RGW timeline

Sidebar by Central Staff Transportation – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine 1880: The Denver & Rio Grande wins the Royal Gorge War with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé, and builds a narrow-gauge line west from Ca$on City up the Arkansas as far as Crane Park, near the summit of Tennessee Pass.

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When in doubt, vote no

Essay by Ellen Miller Politics – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Early voting started too early — on Oct. 13 — and it guarantees one thing. More political ads for a longer period of time. It’s too bad, because candidates used to marshal their money for a last-minute blitz that went on for maybe […]

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Focus on Colorado

Review by Hal Walter New magazine – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Focus on Colorado Bi-monthly magazine ORIGINALLY THE EDITOR asked me to review a new magazine available free in Custer County called Focus on Colorado.

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The Rise of Climax Molybdenum

Article by Steve Voynick Mining History – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Author’s note: Fourteen years ago, much of the region covered by Colorado Central stepped to the economic, social, and cultural beat of the Climax Molybdenum Mine. In 1981, the Climax Mine, one of the world’s largest, had 3,100 employees and an $8O […]

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Notes and Commentary for November 1994

Brief by Various Sundry – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Electing water boards DENVER — “No taxation without representation” inspired a revolution in 1776, but that principle seems to have been forgotten when it comes to water in Colorado.

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The Edifice Complex

Article by Christina Nealson Crestone pyramid – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine You remember the polished pink granite pyramid, the “architectural masterpiece” transmitted by the Ascended Masters to aid the enlightened to move from the third dimension to the fifth?

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The Wal-Mart article was cogent

Letter from Susan Alpert Small Towns – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha and Ed, Thanks much for sending the copy of your magazine. I found it most interesting and it aroused more than a little homesickness for Colorado. Salida sounds like a great small town, like so many others in Colorado, and […]

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Rather than fight, why not pave both canyon and pass?

Letter from Eleanor Harrington Cottonwood Pass – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Many thanks for featuring the Cottonwood Pass controversy in your October Issue. The short history was well done and most informative and the contrasting points of view were interesting and entertaining.

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Slavery is traditional, too

Letter from John Walker Hunting – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: Although slavery is one of humanity’s oldest activities, it’s condemned by many modern people. This shocking statement, simplistic in its evocation of ancient tradition to rationalize a practice that is rightfully fading into the evolutionary mists of human history, assumes a high […]

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Everybody counts

Essay by Linda Budd Mountain Life – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Early morning sunlight crashes through wide windows and soaks into the cabin’s crudely cut cedar paneling. I’m out on the deck feeding whiskey jacks and finches when the phone rings.

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