The Crash of 1943

Column by Hal Walter Local history – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine If you ever hike up the North Taylor drainage in the Sangre de Cristo Range, you may find, hidden among the talus and buckbrush on the eastern flank of Rito Alto Peak, the remains of an airplane that collided with Earth back […]

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The state of eternal life

Brief by Ed Quillen Colorado politics – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine And from the editors… Right after he took office in 1975, Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm promised to “drive a silver stake” through a proposed metro-area highway.

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Why blame $6-an-hour people for the woes of the West?

Letter from Lisa Dolby Rural life – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Mr. and Mrs. Quillen, I was particularly infuriated by an article by Mary Chapman that appeared in your March issue of Colorado Central. She and the other soul-suckin’ capitalistic snobs like her are the very reason why federal lands should not […]

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The State of the Police

Article by Ray James Local Law Enforcement – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Start talking these days with people in this region about cops and chances are good you’ll hear a “Used to be…,” such as, “Used to be you never heard sirens here, now ya hear them all the time.” or “Used to […]

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Conrad Nelson: Synthesis in Printmaking

Article by Clint Driscoll Local Artists – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Walking into Conrad Nelson’s Buena Vista studio is like walking into a workshop whose owner has not quite decided what business to go into. Chainfalls, chop saws and mechanic’s tool chests sit next to etching presses, drawing tables, computers, and clotheslines of […]

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River flow data now offered on-line

Brief by Jeff Keidel Water – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Ranchers, farmers, floaters, and anglers can now access accurate and up-to-the-minute water information for the Arkansas and other river basins through two new Internet services.

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Nature Conservancy starts operating in San Luis Valley

Brief by Marcia Darnell Environment – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine If they throw a reception, it’s official. Peter Coors, CEO of guess what company, was host to a buffet and speeches event in Alamosa on April 2 to announce the establishment of a Nature Conservancy program in the San Luis Valley.

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BV town government gets overhaul

Brief by Central Staff Buena Vista politics – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Elsewhere in this edition, we have a long story on regional law enforcement. In it, writer Ray James refers to Buena Vista Police Chief Dennis Upton and Town Clerk Julia Hupper.

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