The summers can be rather short

Essay by Sharon Chickering Mountain Humor – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Noel and Crystal: It was great hearing from you! We’re excited you’re moving to the Colorado Rockies. We know you’ll love it — we do.

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Learning to adjust to life in paradise

Essay by Diane Alexander Mountain Humor – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine by DIANE ALEXANDER Moving from a metropolitan area to a town of 1,700 souls is a bigger change than this life-long city dweller anticipated. Since other city folks are moving to this area, I’ve got some advice to ease the transition.

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How hot type works

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Printing – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Thirty years ago, almost every newspaper in America was printed with the same “hot-lead” technology that remains in daily use at The Saguache Crescent.

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The Church Camps near Buena Vista

Article by John K. Andrews, Jr. Local History – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine We who live here on the roof of the continent have gotten used to the smug assumption of our coastal compatriots, especially those on the Atlantic end, that they are at the center of things and we’re at the outer […]

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Among the Eternal Snows, by Phil Carson

Review by Ed Quillen Local History – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Among the Eternal Snows – The First Recorded Ascent of Pike’s Peak: July 13-15, 1820 by Phil Carson Published in 1995 by First Ascent Press 2012 W. Kiowa, Colorado Springs CO 80904 No ISBN

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Stuart Andrews of Buena Vista: Reality & Surreality

Article by Ed Quillen Local Artists – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Reality takes some odd turns when you glance at one of Stuart Andrews’s paintings. All the components look realistic, and you’re tempted to nod and think, “Hmm, another landscape,” or “interesting still life,” when something out of place catches your eye. Then […]

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How much progress can we handle?

Essay by Martha Quillen Modern life – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Remember Eli Whitney and his cotton gin? Children had to learn about that invention because it changed history. Before Whitney’s gin was patented in 1794, only coastal cotton was commercially viable. But Whitney’s invention could get the sticky green seeds out of […]

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Salida gets a sighting

Brief by Central Staff UFOs – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Tim Edwards, a 42-year-old Salidan, was outdoors working on some house gutters on the morning of Aug. 27 when his six-year-old daughter asked “Daddy, what’s that up in the sky?”

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Santa Fé Blues

Brief by Central Staff Tourism – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Is the crash coming? Pinched tourist flows and declining real-estate prices? What goes up must go down, and a recent New York Times story about Santa Fé indicates that the city may have already hit the top of this cycle, with a downward […]

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