No more free entry into the Great Sand Dunes

Brief by Central Staff Outdoor recreation – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine On clement days in the off-season, Great Sand Dunes National Monument was a great deal: Free. But those days are past. On Jan. 1, it became one of 50 National Park Service areas in a “demonstration fee project.” This means that the […]

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The other mysterious valley

Column by Hal Walter UFOs – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Some years ago, when my wife and I were looking for a new home after selling our old house in Wetmore, we had our eyes on a smallish A-frame log house near Rosita. Among the palatial amenities was a fairly expansive view of […]

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A Quilt of Words, by Haron Niederman

Review by Martha Quillen Western History – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine A Quilt of Words: Women’s Diaries, Letters & Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest, 1860-1960 by Sharon Niederman Johnson Books ISBN 1-55566-047-9

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One Tough Road

Article by Sharon Chickering Leadville Transition – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine During winter months, the sun hasn’t begun to lighten the sky over the Mosquito Range when parents begin dropping off children at The Center day care facility in Leadville. Buses, either from Avon-Beaver Creek Transit, or from individual hotels and resorts, pass […]

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What’s the difference between the oil and ski industries?

Essay by Ellen Miller Recreation Industry – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Growth problems brought about by ski area expansion have been making the news again and the U.S. Forest Service keeps looking only at the small part of land that will have skiers on it, instead of trying to analyze what it all […]

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Interstate 70’s swath continues to expand

Essay by Ed Quillen Tourism industry – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine One of the inspirations for starting this magazine occurred several years ago on a snowy afternoon while I was sitting in a saloon in Buena Vista, enjoying the view out its big window until a Copper Mountain bus pulled up and disgorged […]

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Review was too kind to The Mysterious Valley

Letter from Judy Lewallen UFO book – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha Quillen: You were much too kind to Chris O’Brien in your review of his book, The Mysterious Valley. Not to say that we shouldn’t take these allegations of strange occurrences lightly. I do believe that mind-boggling events do happen in […]

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Some churches are getting the job done

Letter from Ide Trotter January 1997 edition – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha, Loved your Letter from the Editor in the January Central. You had me eating out of your hand right down to the last sentence of the next to last paragraph. Had I tumbled to a failure in logic on […]

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Author should try science, not propaganda

Letter from Paul Martz Rural Economics – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor, Well, I’ve tried to read all the way through Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies before pronouncing judgment on it. However, after the first half, I’m still stuck with the same view I had after reading the preface.

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Saguache bull skeeter population jeopardized by hunt

Letter from Riff Fenton Mosquito hunt – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editor: I was disappointed to see Surf Central give any credibility at all to the recent debacle reported on by the American Sportsman Channel. At least you showed some sense by printing that night’s TV programming on the back page. We […]

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US 285 traffic grows, and grows, and …

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine 285 Traffic Grows, and Grows, and … If it seems to you that traffic is getting thicker on U.S. 285 as you get closer to civilization, you can take consolation in one fact — the Colorado Department of Transportation agrees.

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