The sky at night, is orange and bright

Column by Hal Walter Prisons – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Those of us foolish enough to think we are regional intellectuals have found it entertaining to snobbishly describe other Colorado locales as “sacrifice zones.” We’ve made up cute names for these places — The Front Strange, I-70 Industrial Tourism Ghetto, Christian Springs.

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The Calumet Branch and Turret, by Dick Dixon

Review by Ed Quillen Local History – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine The D&RG’s Calumet Branch and the Turret Mining Are Trails among the Columbine: A Colorado High-Country Chronicle by Dick Dixon Published in 1996 by Sundance Publications ISBN 091358262X

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The New Code of the West

Article by Montrose County Rural Life – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, Montrose County on the Western Slope began considering a new comprehensive master plan, much as some counties in Central Colorado are now preparing to do.

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Eleanor Harrington remembers Tincup … and a lot more

Article by Martha Quillen Local Historian/Writer – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine When you meet Eleanor Harrington, it’s hard to believe that she arrived in Central Colorado forty-five years ago with a husband and two sons. Only Eleanor’s stories give a clue to her age. Tall and attractive, she looks like she could still […]

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A cry from beyond

Sidebar by Eleanor P. Harrington Ghost story – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine A cry from beyond Can the spirit of a child cry out from her grave long after her death? At a little known cemetery in Chaffee County, we have just such a mystery.

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Tincup: the cemetery of four knolls

Article by Eleanor P. Harrington Local History – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S THE CEMETERY of four knolls. Four distinct knolls, one each for the Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic religions, and a fourth knoll, Boot Hill, for nondenominational burials and violent deaths. It is the Tin Cup, Colorado, Cemetery, and well over a […]

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Skunk remedy works

Letter from Dick Scar Wildlife – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Skunk Remedy Works Dear Martha & Ed: For some reason, when I read your September issue I happened to notice the recipe on page 4 for deskunking a pet.

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How Silt happens

Letter from Bruce A. Collins Growth – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine How Silt Happens (After he read about Salida’s adventures with a proposed comprehensive master plan, Bruce Collins sent this letter about how plans have developed on the Western Slope.)

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First part of Leadville Mineral Belt Trail opens

Brief by Sharon Chickering Recreation – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Cyclists, joggers and in-line skaters in Lake County can now use a paved recreation path without fear of being run down by passing motorists. The first three and one half mile segment of the Mineral Belt Trail was recently blacktopped by county crews […]

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First anniversary of local Internet service

Brief by Central Staff Communication – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine First anniversary Just a year ago, the Internet was an expensive long-distance call from most of Central Colorado. Now there are two local service providers. First on the scene was Rocky Mountain Internet, which opened a Buena Vista node in late October of […]

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The Union Pacific has been here and done that

Brief by Central Staff Transportation History – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine On Sept. 12, the Union Pacific began its takeover of the Southern Pacific, and so the trains that rattle through here (until they manage to abandon the Tennessee Pass line) will be UP trains. The UP has been here before, though. The […]

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Are we ahead of the curve?

Brief by Central Staff American trends – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Ahead of the Curve? The usual observation is that America happens first in California. But maybe Central Colorado is taking over the leadership role.

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