Mountain Counties march to a different drummer

Article by Sue Conroe Growth – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine In response to a growing sense of alarm at the consequences of rampant growth in Colorado, Governor Romer has initiated a series of growth summits. And as the Director of the Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce, I attended one of those […]

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They weren’t exactly welcome …

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Slaughterhouse commune – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Slaughterhouse Creek wasn’t the only commune in Saguache County 25 years ago, and long-time county rancher Virginia Sutherland says she has no special recollections of Slaughterhouse Creek.

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When landlords are popular, something’s wrong

Essay by Ed Quillen Affordable housing – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine For a few days in late March, we must have endured the busiest telephones in town. Alas, the constant ringing was not caused by people asking for advertising or subscriptions. We were popular because we had a house to rent: two bedrooms, […]

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Exactly what is a 14er, anyway?

Sidebar by Ed Quillen 14ers – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine What’s a Fourteener? In Colorado parlance, it’s a summit more than 14,000 feet above sea level. That sounds straightforward, but it’s a little more complicated.

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Everybody loves our 14,000-foot peaks

Sidebar by Ed Quillen 14ers – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Few things in this life give an overweight chain-smoker as much of a feeling of accomplishment as somehow scrambling to the summit of one of the 50-odd Fourteeners in Colorado. There you stand, light-headed and giddy, aching and exhausted, with a vast panorama […]

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Consolidated, but where?

Brief by Central Staff Forest Service – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine BUENA VISTA — This could be the site for a new regional ranger station in the wake of consolidations in the U.S. Forest Service. Or it could be in Leadville, Salida, or Poncha Springs.

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An unfunded mandate?

Brief by Central Staff Rural Life – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine CARBON COUNTY, Utah — We hear a lot about unfunded mandates these days. In essence, an unfunded mandate occurs when the federal government requires the states to do something, like “motor voter registration,” and then doesn’t provide the money — financing is […]

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Whose views are important, anyway?

Brief by Central Staff Local politics – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine SALIDA — Spring cleaning is a worthwhile annual tradition, and it extends beyond households to towns and even river corridors.

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Pass Pavement Controversies

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine PARK COUNTY — Cottonwood Pass between Buena Vista and Taylor Park isn’t the only crossing whose proposed paving generates controversy.

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New area code

Brief by Central Staff Communications – May 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine GUNNISON — Parts of Central Colorado got a new area code as of April 2 as the phone companies adjust to increasing demand for phone lines.

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