Corridors after abandonment

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Transportation – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine When a railroad line is abandoned, the right-of-way generally passes into other hands. Just whose hands is no simple matter.

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Plans for the corridor

Sidebar by Allen Best & Ed Quillen Transportation – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Although it appears likely that the Southern Pacific’s Royal Gorge-Tennessee Pass corridor will continue to operate about the same way that it has for the past thirty years, there are still plenty of people with plans for the corridor.

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Heavy Metal Water

Article by Jeffrey Keidel Environment – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Several state-run water-quality improvement projects, including one in Central Colorado, have come to a screeching halt because the federal Environmental Protection Agency has changed the rules.

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But what did they do besides flip charts?

Essay by Ellen Miller Growth – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Everybody’s talking about the growth and development problem these days. Most of the talkers haven’t been here long enough to remember when, just a few years ago, mere survival was the issue. Mountain counties wanted growth, every county commissioner agreed, the governor weighed […]

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Soaking at Valley View

Article by Christina Nealson Hot Springs – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine The sun had fallen behind the Cochetopa Hills when the driver of the blue Subaru noticed red flashing lights bearing down on him.

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Things aren’t really that bad, are they?

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern Life – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Soon we will enter the last half of the final decade of the twentieth century. Right now in the United States, overall crime rates are down. Murder rates are down. Accident rates are down. Unemployment is down. :ife expectancy in North America […]

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Nice curmudgeon spin

Letter from Jack Slottag Colorado Central – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine I finally got around to reading the November edition last night, starting at Martha’s terrific non-endorsing political piece at the front end. I read on and on to Ed’s really thorough appraisal of the Southern Pacific RR (the Minturn leg runs two […]

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Where was the environment in the Climax Mine epic?

Letter from Maggie Houston-Smith Mining – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Steve Voynick’s account of the Climax Molybdenum Mine [published in the November and December editions] sifted very lightly over the environmental destruction of molybdenum mining. He mentioned environmental concerns as Queen Victoria did sex — hoping no one would mention its existence. I […]

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Imrie refuses to repent

Letter from Curtis Imrie Politics – January 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine The past 45 years may ultimately be seen as a unique time in history. The world was polarized by superpower confrontations to an age of economic and political order, and it has been my privilege to watch this world unravel — although I’m […]

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