Uncle Mose devastated by jail election outcome

Essay by Jerry Mosier Prison politics – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Uncle Mose devastated by jail election outcome by J. T. Mosier CHICO FLATS, SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO — Uncle Mose has been shaking his head and mumbling into his coffee since the 32 drubbing on election day of a proposed 100-bed jail […]

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Getting the shaft

Essay by Martha & Ed Quillen The golden obelisk – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine THIS IS THE SEASON of peace on earth, but it doesn’t appear that detente, perestroika, or nuclear test ban treaties are going to establish that peace any time soon. An outfit in Crestone, however, has a new idea for […]

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Fleeing to the desert

Letter by Doug & Lindy Barnes Colorado Central – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Fleeing to the desert, away from Salida’s woes Editors: Good morning from the Sonoran Desert. It’s not often that I take the time to write to a magazine and its parents regardless of how it moves me (either very good […]

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Mensa need not recruit in Salida

Letter by John Walker November 1997 edition – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Mensa needn’t recruit anywhere near Salida Editor: “How deep is the Arkansas River?” is now a stupid question? (“Stupid-Question Season,” November 1997)

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Colorado needs transportation, not monuments

Letter by Donald Leach Transportation – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Colorado needs decent transportation, not monuments to egos Editors: Recent articles in The Denver Post concerning rail transportation in Summit County and neighboring counties make it evident that a campaign for the public’s mind is in progress. The emphasis on megabuck, megaprojects of […]

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This Chosen Place, by Max Brand

Review by Ed Quillen 4UR Ranch – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine This Chosen Place – Finding Shangri-La on the 4UR by Max Evans Published in 1997 by University Press of Colorado ISBN 0-87081-437-0

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Beyond the Hay Days, by Rex Ewing

Review by Margo Perschbacher Horse Nutrition – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Beyond the Hay Days – A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Effective Horse Nutrition by Rex A. Ewing Published in 1997 by PixyJack Press, LLC ISBN 0-9658098-0-3

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The Oft-Neglected Symptoms of Rural Road Rage

Essay by Ed Quillen Rural Life – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine RECENTLY THE MEDIA, from national network specials down to the local weekly interviewing a convenient state trooper, have been bombarding us with messages about the horrors of Road Rage. Since four out of five Americans live in Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas and […]

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Hard Rock from Turret

Article by Dick Dixon Mining – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine FEW MINERS in the Turret Mountain Mining District in 1897 realized the immortality they sought for their tiny towns would come in pink granite piled on the Capitol grounds in Salt Lake City, Utah, rather than gold deposits in bank ledgers and history […]

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How to make charcoal, a few tons at a time

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca Charcoal – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine How to Make Charcoal, A Few Tons at a Time The hearth method of charcoal-making required a hearth about 40 feet in diameter, slightly raised in the middle for drainage, and surrounded by a ring of clean soil free from stones and […]

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Charcoal, the black gold of early Leadville

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local history – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine THE REMNANTS of Leadville’s wild and woolly frontier mining boom days are evident throughout the “Cloud City,” from the weathered headframes and tailings piles of its historic mining district to the 1879 Silver Dollar Saloon on downtown Harrison Avenue.

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Magic Here and Now

Brief by Central Staff Real Estate – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Magic here and now… On the other hand, maybe we won’t need to wait a full thirty years for Vail to arrive, judging by the July 18 edition of The Vail Trail’s Real Estate Section, which contained a full-page advertisement, part of […]

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A Glimpse into our ‘Magic’ future?

Brief by Central Staff Real Estate – December 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine A Glimpse into our `Magic’ Future? In this advertisement from the September 29 Denver Post, the Game Trail development outside Buena Vista asks “Want to see what Vail and Aspen were like 30 years ago?” Well, as we recall, Aspen in 1967 […]

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