Make them buy the schools they keep promoting

Column by Hal Walter Education – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The ’95 election will go down in history as the first time Custer County voters banded together against unchecked real-estate development, by wisely rejecting a proposal for a new $4.3 million elementary school. The new school flunked by a margin as tall as […]

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Silverton’s great if you can make a living

Letter from Matt Hutson Transportation – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed, I just received the latest edition of Colorado Central and enjoyed it very much. I’m also a railroad nut and I liked your Letter From The Editors. I fear there is no hope, however. Many thousands of miles of track have […]

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Find it at the Big Rock Candy Mountain

Letter from Clint Driscoll Idealism – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: Although at first reading it was easy to sympathize with Ken Wright’s complaint in his modest proposal in your January issue, further consideration leads me to believe Mr. Wright has become the victim of one of the West’s many illusions, i.e. an […]

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The Falling Season, by Hal Clifford

Review by Allen Best Mountain Rescue – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The Falling Season: Inside the Life and Death Drama of Aspen’s Mountain Rescue Team by Hal Clifford Published in 1995 by HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-258565-7

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Charlotte Hamity: History in Watercolor

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Artists – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Charlotte Hamity paints what she sees — and what she’d like to see. The result is finely executed, delicately shaded watercolors depicting familiar scenes of Leadville and other Colorado mining towns.

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Mineral Belt Trail recycles old Leadville rail routes

Article by Sharon Chickering Rail trails – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The name Leadville is synonymous with mining, railroads, and mountains. What better way to showcase the area’s fascinating history than to connect various parts with a multi-purpose trail benefiting local residents as well as tourists? Taking advantage of miles of abandoned railroad […]

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Fortunately, we don’t have time for some things

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine As last year waned, I fantasized about all the things I would do to make 1996 a better year. In 1996, I would eat better, exercise more, and get organized. I would keep current on correspondence, and I wouldn’t get behind on housework. […]

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War on Weeds

Brief by Central Staff Agriculture – February 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine If you thought “alien invaders” meant little green creatures stepping out of flying saucers and taking over the world, then you need to indulge in a second thought.

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