Will the well run dry?

Column by Hal Walter Coffee – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine One thing I’ve noticed is that it takes water to make coffee. Now this surely is a less-than-astute observation. But it’s one that takes on a certain irony here in Central Colorado, right in the heart of what early explorers like Major Stephen […]

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Boom Days celebrates a mining heritage

Article by Lynda La Rocca Leadville – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Leadville continues to cling defiantly to its image as a miner’s mining town. Despite some polishing around the edges from a few trendy cafes and fern bars, it pretty much remains a rugged, blue-collar community where a handful of men and women […]

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Rural residents fight trapping, too

Letter from John Walker Trapping – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Trappers don’t perturb only urbanites Colorado Central: Re: “Require geographic diversity…” by Ellen Miller in the July, 1996, edition. Ellen Miller’s condemnation of anti-trapping initiatives sounds like the work of an urban-dweller (Grand Junction) trying to ingratiate herself to people who work the […]

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Local control fares ill at the Statehouse

Letter from Sam Mamet Politics – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Local control fares ill at Statehouse Dear Ed: I continue to enjoy the magazine greatly. Lots of great stuff, and always well written. I’ve enjoyed the past few articles on the problems facing small community law enforcement agencies, especially the one recently written […]

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Climbing for Crystals

Article by Steve Voynick Mountains – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Most of us climb 14ers for reasons that are, at best, abstract. All we bring back are memories, feelings of accomplishment and, for those of us approaching middle age, the comforting reassurance that we can still do it.

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A Turret Tragedy

Article by Dick Dixon Local History – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The Jasper mine, near the hopeful gold camp of Turret, was about five years old and headed for its heyday when tragedy struck shortly after the turn of the century. Miner Frank Carpenter frantically tried to climb the greasy cable of a […]

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Del Paulson of Westcliffe: A Creator in Glass

Article by Lea Lahtinen Local artists – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Legend has it that glass was first discovered on an otherwise unlucky Mediterranean voyage of antiquity. The ship wrecked and the travelers swam to shore amid the flotsam. They built a fire on the beach, and some of the fuel included crates […]

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Trains continue to run after merger

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The train keeps a-rollin’ for a while, anyway Despite opposition from the Anti-Trust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the merger between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads was approved July 3 by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. On Aug. 12, […]

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Recent Media Developments

Brief by Central Staff Media – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine New Paper Lake George now boasts a new weekly free-distribution newspaper, The Mountain Independence, which started May 1.

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Get to the accident faster

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Get to the pile-up faster The Colorado Department of Transportation has proposed raising the speed limit from 55 mph to 65 on U.S. 24 and U.S. 285 between Buena Vista and the Colo. 291 junction.

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Back to the planner’s board

Brief by Central Staff Salida politics – August 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Back to the planning board Salida’s proposed comprehensive master plan (the one reviewed in the July Colorado Central) was turned down by the planning commission at a July 8 hearing.

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