Mama, let your sons grow up to be elkboys

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine While most cattle ranchers this spring are sweating out 69 cents a pound for their cows, Marty and Karen Stallings could command upwards of $5 per pound or more for critters grown on their Wet Mountain spread.

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One definite non-candidate

Letter from Joe Sands Politics – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor’s note: There had been some talk in the Third Congressional District that Joe Sands, a Summit County commissioner, might run against incumbent Scott McInnis for congress this year. We were among those inquiring, and Sands sent this reply.

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Patriot sick of Hal Walter’s whining

Letter from Allen Jones May, 1996, edition – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: You should consider renaming your magazine The Whiners’ Almanac, because it seems to me as if that’s all it is–a forum for anyone who likes to whine. After reading your May 1996 issue, No. 27, I was glad I didn’t […]

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An Unsettled Country, by Donald Worster

Review by Ed Quillen Western History – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine An Unsettled Country – Changing Landscapes of the American West by Donald Worster Published in 1994 by University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0-8263-1482-1

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Chris Byars: From shopping malls to junk art

Article by Ed Quillen Local Artists – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine In ways, the June downtown Artwalk represents a dream come true for Salida sculptor Chris Byars. “Twenty-five years ago, I never would have believed that someday there would be two dozen artists and galleries here. I sometimes wished for something like that, […]

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A Valhalla unwilling to face the future?

Article by Joel Kotkin Rural West – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine After nearly a century of ever-intensifying metropolitan growth, American society has begun a march back toward its hinterlands. Reacting to the cacophony of urban life, millions of Americans seemed to be succumbing to what may be called the Valhalla syndrome — a […]

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Not even on the map

Brief by Central Staff Media – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine – On May 12, The Denver Post published its annual Best of Summer Colorado Activity & Vacation Guide.

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A politician’s lot is not an easy one

Brief by Central Staff Politics – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Ken Chlouber, a Leadville Republican who represents much of Central Colorado in the Colorado General Assembly, was honored on April 21 by Colorado Libertarians because, “on two seemingly very different issues, he took the consistently pro-freedom approach that is the essence of the […]

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Nebraska: Paradise on the Platte

Brief by Central Staff Colorado economy – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine By all the normal indicators, Colorado’s economy is “booming.” One such indicator is the state’s unemployment rate, which is at 3.7%, about two percentage points under the national average.

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Salida has a plan for you

Brief by Central Staff Salida politics – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Did you know there was an interstate highway running through Salida? We didn’t, either, until we perused the “Comprehensive Plan and Implementing Strategy” prepared for the Salida City Council by the Leland Consulting Group of Denver.

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