Not exactly the sport of kings

Column by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Some jackasses never go away. Just ask the folks in Buena Vista, where the third leg of the Triple Crown of pack-burro racing is about to resume after a three-year hiatus.

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Policies and Actions

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Salida Plan – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The revised plan has policies, but no actions; the city plans to store the actions in a drawer for future use. However, the policies are hard to interpret without the actions, as with this example: POLICY: Improve the quality of industrial development […]

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How much water does Salida need?

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Salida Master Plan – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The wordy water depletion analysis and other water information included in the Salida Comprehensive Plan may make sense to an engineer, but it doesn’t make decisions easy for citizens and civil servants.

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City Comprehensive Plan by Leland Consulting Group

Review by Martha Quillen Salida – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine City of Salida Comprehensive Plan Prepared for: Salida City Council Salida Planning & Zoning Board Volunteers Planning Committee Citizens of Salida, Colorado prepared by: Leland Consulting Group HOH Associates, Inc. & Gorsuch Kirgis

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Up at Altitude, by M. John Fayhee

Review by Ed Quillen Mountain Life – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Up at Altitude – A Celebration of Life in the High Country by M. John Fayhee Published in 1994 by Johnson Books ISBN 1-55566-134-3

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Artist and Pilot: Ursula Gilgulin

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local Artist – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine When Ursula Gilgulin is piloting an airplane past the highest peaks of the Upper Arkansas Valley, she often studies the vales below and envisions–her next painting.

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Yellowstone: A future for our forests

Sidebar by Christina Nealson Forests – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Smoke pours over the Sangre de Cristos, following the route I rode on my horse six weeks ago…winding up Cotton Creek Canyon on the west, into Horse Thief Basin, traversing to the top of Three Step Pass, up and over into south Brush […]

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Confessions of a Hotshot

Article by George Sibley Forests – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine In July of 1994, fourteen firefighters burned to death while fighting a wildfire in scrub oak, pi├▒on pine, and juniper on U.S. Bureau of Land Management terrain along Interstate 70, seven miles west of Glenwood Springs. Within hours of that terrible event, an […]

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Require geographic diversity for state-wide initiatives

Essay by Ellen Miller Colorado politics – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine A lot of us would like to believe that the Rocky Mountain West is mostly rural, with people living in little towns or at most small cities. People would spend enough time in the sparsely populated regions so everybody would understand to […]

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They didn’t like lawyers then, either

Sidebar by Central Staff Salt Works – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The reputation of Lawyers in the Good Old Days …the first and only salt works in Colorado. When these works were erected, in 1864, all the salt used in this whole western country had to be freighted in wagons from the Missouri […]

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How the salt got there

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Salt Works – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Geologists say the salt of South Park has been there for a long time — since the Pennsylvanian Period of the Paleozoic Era about 300 million years ago. Like today, Colorado then boasted two parallel north-south mountain ranges: Uncompahgria and Frontrangia. Unlike […]

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Tales from the South Park Salt Works

Article by Dan Jennings Pioneer industry – July 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Just north of the junction of Highways 285 and 24 at the base of Trout Creek Pass is a treasure trove of Central Colorado history, the Salt Works Ranch, owned by one family since it was founded in the early 1860s.

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