Trout Fishing in the Arkansas

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CAST LANDED SOMEWHERE in the vicinity of where I wanted it to, and when the fly drifted into the riffle it stopped dead. I lifted the rod’s tip, probably too quickly. There was a big splash and a yellowish flash. The big […]

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Utah is welcome to the winter olympic games

Essay by Ed Quillen Politics – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine FOR THOSE OF US who remembered a similar scene 26 years earlier, there was something eerie about the finale of the 1998 Winter Games. The 1972 Winter Olympics were also held in Japan, and the closing ceremonies at both Nagano and Sapporo symbolized […]

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Priced out of Colorado, they’re headed for Oklahoma

Sidebar by Terence Corrigan Restoring old cars – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Headed for Oklahoma Dennis Francis grew up with old cars, helping his uncle Stan around the shop in Howard. Although he tried truck driving for 13 years, he eventually decided to return full-time to the antique car and truck body restoration […]

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Stan Frances of Howard is trying to retire (again)

Article by Terence Corrigan Restoring Old Cars – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER 41 YEARS OF RESTORING and building antique truck and car bodies, Stan and Mary Francis of Howard are retiring. “This is the second time we’ve decided to retire,” Stan said, as he serviced the antique sewing machine he uses to […]

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‘Rocky Mountain High’ should be our state song

Letter by Ken Davies Colorado – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine `Rocky Mountain High’ should be our state song With little more, in 1972, than a guitar, his voice, and a remarkably clear artistic insight, John Denver placed an image into the world of Colorado’s most known and admired identity attribute. Since then, “Rocky […]

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Reducing government would control ‘right wing extremists’

Letter by Lindell Cline Politics – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Reducing size of government is best way to control `Right-Wing Extremists’ To the Editor: Regarding Riff Fenton’s review of the book Harvest of Rage: It would seem that in reviewing books, book reviewers should confine themselves to reviewing book books, rather than promoting […]

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Water meter woes have just started

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Salida politics – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Last summer, Salida started putting in water meters. But now, with half of the city’s meters already in, there still seem to be a lot of questions and concerns regarding Salida’s metering project, including: First, since the water meters were designed for […]

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Is this any way to run a business?

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine RECENTLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE have been clamoring for state’s rights, for dismantling the Federal government’s stranglehold on our concerns, for returning power to the people. Those in favor of “less government” talk of New England town meetings, of participatory democracy, and about […]

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How rain and rocks can produce pollution

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Pollution – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IF MINE DUMPS consist of unprocessed rocks that were already present, albeit underground, how can they contribute to water pollution? Most mineral deposits hereabouts are either sulfides or sit with sulfides, which are compounds of metals with sulfur. Molybdenite, the stuff that made […]

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Leadville’s Mine Dumps: Monument or Menance?

Article by Sharon Chickering Mining – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine An oversized golf course. A tiered wedding cake. Just plain overkill. Those are some assessments of the reconstructed mine waste piles in Leadville’s Stray Horse Gulch. AFTER MORE THAN FOURTEEN YEARS of study, investigation, and analysis by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, huge […]

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Art in High, Dry Places

Brief by Central Staff Local art scene – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Art in High, Dry Places The San Luis Valley sits just upriver from Taos and Santa F√©, and the connection appears to be growing. The Denver Post featured Valley art in a March 15 article, which observed that “The arid, mountainous […]

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Quotable Quotations from Around the West

Brief by Betsy Marston Miscellany – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Mysteriously emerging from the Internet recently came this note from “the trees”: “StoP tHE LoGGing or wE WiLl coNtInUE to Kill oNe CeleBriTY Each WEek. TheRe ARe nO SkIing accIdenTs.” In Montana recently, a couple of dozen hunters dined on cougar roasts at […]

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Briefs from the San Luis Valley

Brief by Marcia Darnell San Luis Valley – April 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine There Goes da Judge James Mrzlak, 49, resigned as Saguache County Court judge after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in February. It was His Honor’s second such offense. Mrzlak pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired. He was granted a […]

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