Making Hay while the sun sets

Column by Hal Walter Agriculture – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine During haying season, if you drive out Hermit Road, due west out of Westcliffe, you might notice a huge monument to a way of life that is disappearing at an alarming rate as our region changes from a rural, mostly agricultural, economy to […]

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Prisoner wants help with ancient rites

Letter from John Rothermel Religion – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Prisoner wants outside help for ancient rites Dear Mr. Quillen: I hope this finds you well. I am John Rothermel, a Godi — that is, a “priest” of Asatru — here at Buena Vista Correction Facility. Several months ago, I was told by […]

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Chico residents thrilled by benefits of new jail

Letter from J.T. Mosier Prisons – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Chico residents thrilled by benefits of new jail Editors: Congratulations, dear friends and neighbors in Chaffee County, on being selected to receive a state-of-the-art jail tailored to cash in on the boom in bed-and-breakfast facilities for convicts in transit.

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There’s a lot more to it than just staking a claim

Letter from Paul Martz Mining – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine There’s a lot more to it than just staking a claim Editors: I’m still trying to understand some of the points that Ken Wright was trying to make in the September edition of Colorado Central. I agree with, and certainly sympathize with, some […]

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Donlan letter had it right

Letter from Laurence Budd Development – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Jeff Donlan had it right Dear Mrs. Quillen, I have just read the September 1997 copy of Colorado Central, and did not miss the point that Salida is having growing pains. We live near a small town in central New Mexico, and we […]

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RIP for SLV Magazine

Article by Marcia Darnell Publishing – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine I was shoved into the brutal world of magazine publishing by a devious manipulator known as Ed Quillen, for whom I blame for all my ensuing woes. In the winter of 1995 I suggested to Ed that he and Martha should expand Colorado […]

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The constitution comes to Salida

Essay by Ed Quillen Salida legal system – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Seldom does one see constitutional issues argued in Salida Municipal Court, which generally functions as a Robin-Hood-in-reverse economic machine. Most defendants are young and many are poor. They plead guilty and are fined and assessed court costs. Their money goes into […]

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Over the years at the Yellow House

Sidebar by Erik Moore Local History – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The Yellow House, along with the partially restored Maysville schoolhouse, is one of the last standing reminders of the flash-in-the-pan existence which many before-the-turn-of-the-century mining camps experienced in Central Colorado. The name Maysville was in honor of the hometown in Kentucky whence […]

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Restoring the Yellow House at Maysville

Article by Erik Moore Local History – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Wouldn’t it be neat to move to the mountains, buy some splendid but decrepit old Victorian house, fix it up, open up a bed and breakfast, then live happily ever after? We did that, but we had to get to the ever-after […]

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A Hike up Headwaters Hill

Brief by Central Staff Geography – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Back in our December, 1995, edition, George Sibley of Gunnison wrote about his geographic discovery: Headwaters Hump, a rather ordinary 11,862-foot protuberance south of Marshall Pass between Windy Peak and Antora Peak. Despite its middling elevation, Headwaters Hump (our name; the USGS has […]

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confusion@local.internet.services

Brief by Central Staff Internet – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Internet service in Central Colorado has been in a flux lately. The first provider to offer local service, Rocky Mountain Internet, has withdrawn from the area. RMI, based in Colorado Springs and a strong presence along the Front Range, arrived about two years […]

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Patty Limerick offers 13 ways to destroy your career

Brief by Central Staff Anza Day – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine If you missed Anza Day on Aug. 22 in Poncha Springs, you missed some fine presentations, although you probably stayed drier than the 120 or so people who came. Anza Day celebrates the first recorded visit to Central Colorado. It was a […]

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Your magazine is in the mail — really

Brief by Central Staff Colorado Central – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Your magazine is in the mail…really. Some of our subscribers mentioned that their August editions arrived much later than usual. So late, indeed, that many despaired of ever getting it at all, although, as best we know, they all eventually arrived.

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