Angels in the geraniums

Fiction by Kathleen Thomas Angels – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine The old saw has it that seeing is believing, and I believe that’s true. I myself have seen more than a few things that could go unexplained, unrelieved, except that, well, I saw them. But my stories, until today, have paled in comparison […]

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A mountain of meaning in a relative molehill

Article by George Sibley Geography – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Last spring, Colorado Central issued what sounded like a challenge: to find some meaningful “mountain conquests” that involved something more than trudging up big mountains just because they are “Fourteeners.” So here is a candidate for the category of “mountain adventures that require […]

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Darkness on the Royal Gorge Route

Article by Allen Best Transportation – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Standing on the Southern Pacific tracks at the entrance to the 2,000-foot Tennessee Pass tunnel, the highest point of main-line rail in the country, you can see a small but distinct light at the far end.

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Westcliffe’s Sarah Woods saves wildlife

Article by Leah Lahtinen Local Artists – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Being an artist is not a very practical way to earn one’s living. It may be fine for those who don’t have to live in the real world, who can exist on whimsy, and who only need to eat when inspiration strikes […]

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Some personal favorites

Review by Martha Quillen Books – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Bear Attacks by Stephen Herrero. Better than watching videos of Klondike and Snow, and you get a real understand of how bruins view us.

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Some personal favorites

Review by Michael Dzubinski Books – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine 1. Trails Among the Columbine: Salida, D&RG Railroad Town. The most comprehensive book on the history of Salida. 320 pages, 250 historic photographs.

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Some personal favorites

Review by Lynda La Rocca Books – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine My taste in books is all over the map. Often, that map is not in any atlas. I love books about mystical, magical beings from other times or worlds.

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It’s fun to be wired, but where does it lead?

Essay by Ed Quillen Communications – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine For the past year or so, I felt as though I lived on Saturn every time I picked up a newspaper or magazine. There was all this breathless prose about the wonders of the Internet (Hypertext! World Wide Web! Net Surfing! Lurid Pictures […]

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The milkman, F.W. Woolworth and my corner drugstore

Article by Richard Harris Business – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s about staples. When I first saw Waggener’s Pharmacy in 1978, it was a tiny, dim place with fading paint and worn carpet. It had too much inventory sitting in neat rows like little soldiers at parade rest, long past any hope of […]

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The rise and fall of the Colorado ski bum

Article by Steve Voynick Recreation – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Nick Stenick was a dean’s list junior at Rutgers University (that’s in New Jersey) when he surprised his fraternity brothers by announcing that he wouldn’t be back in September to begin his senior year.

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Exporting disease

Brief by Central Staff Wildlife – December 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine Major export? First it was whirling disease, which now infects trout throughout Colorado.

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