Hunting for something else

Column by Hal Walter Outdoor life – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Through the black timber I could see the golden sunlight reflecting off antlers taller and wider than any I’d ever seen. I crouched and blew twice on the call, trying to imitate a cow elk. The big bull bugled from about 30 […]

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It’s time to take local control seriously

Essay by Ellen Miller Government – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine by Ellen Miller It’s hard to worry about too many people being on drugs. What’s worse is that too many people have completely lost any sense of reason or perspective and they aren’t on drugs, so what in the world do they blame […]

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The Whistle Stops Don’t Stop Here Any More

Article by Ed Quillen Local History – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine by Ed Quillen These days, presidential campaigns don’t venture into Central Colorado. Pueblo, where Bill Clinton and Jack Kemp have both spoken this fall, is about as close as they get. Denver is a frequent stop — Bob Dole spoke there right […]

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Revisiting the Election of 1896

Article by George Sibley Colorado History – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine A NATION BROUGHT TO THE VERGE Revisiting the Election of 1896 The election campaign of 1996 should have been more interesting than it has been so far — and it also should have been more about the way the economy is undermining […]

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Are Car Alarms the Best We Have to Offer?

Essay by Martha Quillen Culture & Politics – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine When it comes to candidates, it’s hard to tell whether they’re outright lying to us, or merely spouting banal rubbish without thinking twice about it. Then again, maybe they’re really deluded. The Republicans, for example, actually seem to believe that they […]

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Do liberal and conservative mean anything today?

Letter from Alvin Edlund Jr. Politics – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Do `liberal’ and `conservative’ really mean anything today? Editors: Since it is a presidential election year, I thought you might find it interesting to know that both Bob Dole and Bill Clinton attend the Methodist Church. Bill Clinton is actually a Baptist, […]

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Blame it on the phone company

Letter from Lisa Dolby Communications – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Blame it on the Phone Company Editors: I can tell right now, this whole thing involving U.S. West [its less-than-stellar service in the hinterlands] is just another right-wing corporate scheme. First, U.S. West is succeeding in undermining rural telecommunications competition by holding out […]

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It all comes out of the ground

Letter from Paul Martz Mining – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine It all comes out of the ground Editor: It’s been a few issues since Lisa Dolby’s letter on growth, mining, and what her version of what the economy of the West (outside of California that is) should be, was printed in #27. I […]

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Parents should do their homework first

Letter from Miriam Westbrook Home-schooling – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Some Home-School Pointers from an Experienced Parent-Teacher Dear Editor, I enjoyed the back-to-school articles in the September issue. And since we are in our eleventh year of home educating our three children, the home-schooling article especially caught my eye. I thought the article […]

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Localizing the Code of the West

Letter from Mark Emmer Code of the West – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Localizing the Code of the West Editors: Some suggested local additions to the Code of the West: The climate varies considerably throughout Central Colorado, from heavy snowfall and long winters in Leadville to Salida’s semi-desert. Reduce your expectations if you’re […]

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You Hang Him, by Les Messamer

Review by Ed Quillen Local Lore – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine You Hang Him And Other Stories from the Base of the Collegiate Peaks compiled by Les Messamer published in 1996 by the author

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Incumbents look safe in Saguache County

Article by Ed Quillen 1996 election – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine Incumbents look safe in Saguache County by Ed Quillen For Saguache County, the ’96 election sounds about as exciting as watching grass grow. The only local race is for two county commission seats. “We’ve got two incumbents, one from each party, and […]

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It’s a 3-way contest for Custer County commissioner

Article by Jim Little 1996 election – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine 3-way race for a parking place at the Custer County Courthouse by Jim Little In spite of the problems our quiet Valley is having with National Guard zoomies in our skies, a soft cattle market on our ranches, and a whole slew […]

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School bond is the hot issue in Lake County

Article by Ed Quillen 1996 election – November 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine In Leadville and Lake County, it’s the school bond that matters by Ed Quillen In Lake County, the hot item on the ballot is an $8.9 million school bond issue. Letters pro and con have covered acres of the Leadville Herald Democrat […]

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