Living with Mice

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine I HAD SHOT PLENTY OF MICE in the house before. But this one was different. From my office I heard the snap of the trap in the utility room, and then some struggling. You never want to go look immediately. Even when the […]

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Going out West to Work in a Mine

Essay by Jim Ludwig Mining Memories – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WAS A TYPICAL Wisconsin damp spring day in 1950 when John and I arrived at my folks home in Stetsonville. We were on our way to pick up Pa and take him with us to Mercer for some spring walleye fishing. […]

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Can we avoid putting up gates?

Essay by Ed Quillen Small-town life – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine AT A MEETING in Denver nearly four years ago, I joked that development hereabouts was turning us into the easternmost gated suburb of Los Angeles — a protected enclave for people of means who prefer to live only among people like themselves. […]

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Harvest of Rage by Joel Dyer

Review by Riff Fenton Rural Culture – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazin Harvest of Rage – Why Oklahoma City is Only the Beginning by Joel Dyer published in 1997 by Harper Collins / Westview Press ISBN 0-8133-3292-3

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Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas

Review by Ed Quillen Western History – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Big Trouble – A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas Published in 1997 by Simon & Schuster ISBN 0684846179

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Don’t let our artists grow up to be freeloaders

Essay by Mark Matthews The Art Scene – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine BEFORE I BECAME A JOURNALIST, I was a sculptor. While living in Maine, my work dominated the floor space of many galleries from Kennebunkport to Portland to Blue Hill. After moving to Montana, I had shows scattered across the West, in […]

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Wearable Art from Becky Kagan of Westcliffe

Article by Rayna Bailey Local Artists – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine INSPIRED BY IMAGES taken from nature, and working with silver, animal fetishes, natural stones, imported glass beads, and satin cording, Beckie Kagan designs jewelry that she calls wearable art. “I grew up in the country,” says Kagan, a Leadville native.

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A Media Fight for Leadville

Article by Allen Best Journalism – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine LEADVILLE, once a parent to Summit County in the news business, has become its child. The Summit Daily News is issuing a Leadville edition on Fridays, turning the tables from 30 years ago. The flip-flop illustrates the gravitational shift of money and influence […]

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Sensitive, New-Age Texas Wimps in the Saddle

Essay by Ed Quillen Livestock – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine CATTLEMEN ARE SUPPOSED to be brave enough to go grizzly hunting with a willow switch, mean enough to tackle a buzz saw bare-handed, and tougher than boot leather. And that goes double if they’re from Texas. But it turns out that Lone Star […]

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Examining 400 years of unsettlement

Essay by George Sibley Western Culture – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Think of two world views coming together with completely different views of the universe, and of nature. A lot of times when we speak of the meaning of cultures, we forget that beyond the initial clash emerges a new view of the […]

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Charging for the atmosphere

Brief by Central Staff Local Life – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine At one point last summer, we were speculating that the Salida city government would find a way to charge residents for each breath of air. Then we saw a story in the Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot about a new tavern in […]

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Is our state government secretly working to end the boom?

Brief by Central Staff Growth – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Is the state government secretly working to end this boom? The most important reasons for businesses to locate in Colorado are quality of life and quality of workforce. That’s the conclusion of a poll conducted recently by the Colorado Association of Commerce and […]

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Feds may take another look at rail merger

Brief by Central Staff Transportation – March 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Feds may take another look at rail merger As we went to press, it appeared that the federal Surface Transportation Board will take another look at the merger between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads which it approved in 1996. The merger […]

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