New warning signs

Letter from Margo Perschbacher Salida politics – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine New warning sign Editor: Everywhere I go in Salida, I hear people complaining about new city ordinances, and I think they should. After going to a few city meetings, I don’t know which laws I might be breaking. It seems that every […]

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Who gets Rio Grande National Forest?

Letter from Roz Mcclellan Forestry – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The future of the Rio Grande National Forest is now up for public review following the August release of its draft management plan. At stake are 1.8 million acres of highly diverse ecosystems in the eastern part of the San Juan Mountains. […]

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Punche was tobacco in 1846 Santa Fé

Letter from Virgina Simmons Nomenclature – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed: I enjoyed your article about the word poncha. Here are a couple of additional bits of information. Poncha Pass was called Punche Pass sometimes in early days. There also is a Punche Valley several miles east of Antonito. It bears no […]

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Take advantage of what’s around us

Letter from Rob Mcphee Child-raising – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors Ed and Martha: Martha’s earlier essay [April, 1995, edition] on community plans and activities for children and youth — about not being continually negative with them — really struck a chord with me. Somehow the capability of remedying the situation seems […]

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How to trespass on your own property

Letter from Carolyn Jackson Hunting – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: We are third-generation Coloradans, but we have no first-hand experience living in a small community. We hope to be able to move from the Denver area back into the mountains (what a unique concept, right?).

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A Packer Chronology

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Colorado History – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Nov. 21, 1842: Alferd G. Packer born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He works as a printer’s devil, then learns to work leather.

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Alferd Packer, the Colorado Cannibal

Article by Ed Quillen Colorado History – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Despite two sensational trials during his lifetime and frequent inquiries ever since, Alferd Packer will again face a judge and jury from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville.

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Me and the Law, by Lindell Cline

Review by Ed Quillen Legal system – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Me and the Law: The Philosophy of a Common Man by Lindell Cline Published in 1995 by Voice of the Common People, P.O. Box 200, Buena Vista CO 81211 ISBN 0-94644042-0-6

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Gene Rush’s Recommended Reading List

Sidebar by Margaret Rush Construction – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Gene’s Recommended Reading List How to Design & Build Your Own Home, by Lupe DiDonno and Phyllis Sperling; Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y., 1986, 365 pages. Especially good in heat-budget analysis.

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Chaffee officials sued

Brief by Central Staff Justice system – September 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Four young men, now in their 20s and 30s, have filed suit in federal court charging that Salida and Chaffee County officials violated their civil rights.

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