Top 10 homesteading sites

Brief by Central Staff Media coverage – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Another Top 10 List Planning to homestead somewhere? Some parts of Colorado, even Central Colorado, made it onto the “10 Best Places to Live the Good Life” in the August/September edition of Mother Earth News.

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What the Uniform Building Code really means

Column by Hal Walter Rural construction – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Rising above the din of circular saws and pneumatic hammers in Custer County this summer has been the yammering of local contractors and do-gooders about the lack of a uniform building code outside the Silver Cliff-Westcliffe metropolitan clusterplex.

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Monte Vista’s on-line high school

Article by Jan Badgley Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Thanks to the Internet, you can attend an accredited public high school without leaving your house. My 16-year-old daughter, Kelsey, did it for a semester last year.

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Home School: Considerations before the first class

Article by Karen Young Rokosz Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine September has arrived and with it students everywhere begin once again that love/hate relationship with SCHOOL. For some, summer vacation has been a respite from the daily grind in school. It may have been filled with exciting vacation trips, swimming lessons, work, […]

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BV Christian Academy starts 15th year

Article by Clint Driscoll Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The Darren Patterson Christian Academy has been part of Buena Vista’s education scene since 1982. The beginning of the fifteenth school-year this September is a landmark for the academy since classes will be held in a new schoolhouse. Built almost entirely with volunteer […]

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Back to School — all kinds of schools

Essay by Ed Quillen Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Every fall, we think about devoting the September edition to “back to school,” with a detailed examination of education in Central Colorado, from pre-schools to Colorado Mountain College and Western State College, along with private endeavors in everything from horse-shoeing and dance to […]

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Conflicting interests and tough questions

Essay by Ed Quillen Drug laws – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Not a day has passed recently without someone asking me “What do you think about Ray James?” Well, I think Ray’s a talented writer, but not always great about deadlines.

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It was hard to navigate the ’95 Saguache home-made tour

Essay by Marcia Darnell Local arts – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine I learned two things at the second annual Saguache County Handmade Tour last year: 1. There is an abundance of creative talent in Saguache County, particularly in the visual arts. 2. There is a dearth of organizational talent in Saguache County, particularly […]

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Escuela: All shook up in Villa Grove

Article by Marcia Darnell Local artists – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Eight llamas, seven sheep, a dog, a couple of cats, two kids, assorted rabbits, and a home that can, and often does, sleep 20. The household of Jeff and Amber Shook is in constant turmoil and they thrive on it: “We just […]

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Barb Dolan wins BV Triple Crown race

Brief by Hal Walter Burro racing – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Dolan wins pack-burro Triple Crown Race Twin Lakes resident Barbara Dolan and her burro Sailor hitched down Pack-Burro Racing’s Triple Crown this summer as the top female competitor at races in Fairplay and Leadville, and the overall winner in the final leg […]

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Disappearing railroad blues

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine You want the big story on the UP-SP merger and its effect on the Mountain West? Don’t look for it in Colorado Central, even though we have close connections with the guy who wrote it, Ed Quillen.

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