Ranching the Scenery: how the new settlers rule

Column by Hal Walter New West – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The battle is basically over, and by all accounts we’ve lost both it and the war. But even as we stand in the rubble of development gone awry, there’s still time for us to define our sense of place, still the necessity […]

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The Information Dirt Road, by Club 20

Review by Ed Quillen Rural communications – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The Information Dirt Road Special Report on the Impact of Telecommunication Deregulation in Rural Colorado Published in 1997 by Club 20 Available free from Club 20, P.O. Box 550, Grand Junction CO 81502

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And when elk get real high, do they become mountain goats?

Letter from Clay Warren May 1997 edition – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine And when they get real high, elk turn into mountain goats? Editors: Ah sincerely appreciate Roger Williams’s remarks in Issue #39 regarding Colorado wildlife. However hit appear’s that ah left a few details unmentioned in my previous letter, for the sake […]

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The Last Ranch: a great title, not a great book

Letter from Gary Boyce May 1997 edition – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: The 7½-page preface to Sam Bingham’s new book, The Last Ranch, is one of the most intriguing and promising introductions I have had the pleasure to read. By contrast, the epilogue underscores a miserable failure of 342 intervening pages.

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Do we need all this advice?

Essay by Martha Quillen Changing West – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine If you’re looking for solutions to problems caused by growth, migration and tourism, I’d suggest you don’t go near a college campus. But if you need to confirm your growing sense that the issues involved are not only irresolvable, but are in […]

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A beginner’s guide to geologic hazards

Article by Paul Martz Geology – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The subject of geologic hazards gets a lot of media attention every time there is an earthquake in California, (or a minuscule, on the scale of things, volcanic eruption like Mt. Saint Helens), but not a lot of discussion most of the time.

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Hear that lonesome whistle

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazin Steam may make its last visit to Brown’s Canyon and Tennessee Pass this month, when the Royal Gorge Steam Special, powered by Union Pacific Locomotive 844, chugs through. The passenger excursion will leave Denver June 21, and stop that night in Cañon City. […]

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What people say about those trails in the woods

Brief by Central Staff Outdoor Recreation – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Ever wonder what people write in those registers you see at trailheads in the National Forests? We asked, and Barbara Timock, public affairs officer for Pike and San Isabel National Forests, sent us a list of comments received in 1996 from the […]

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The eyes of Texas could be upon us

Brief by Central Staff American History – June 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine This isn’t the place to discuss the recent group of terrorists and forgers who called themselves “the Republic of Texas,” but it is a good place to point out that a fair portion of Central Colorado is inside the boundaries of the […]

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Cleora once proposed for Lake County seat

Letter from Donna Nevens Local history – July 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Cleora was once Proposed For the Lake County Seat Editors: I am writing with reference to your comments about Cleora in the June, 1997, edition of Colorado Central. Residents of the platted townsite voted to incorporate the town at an election held […]

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