Roadkill: We joke about it, but it’s no joke

Essay by Mark Matthews Wildlife – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BIG BUCK suddenly appears in my headlights like a statue standing in the middle of the two-lane highway. I brake, swerve to the right trying not to go off the road. I think I’m past the deer, then it lowers its head […]

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Blood on my Hands

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IT HAD BEEN SEVERAL YEARS since I’d killed a deer. Now the little buck lay dead at my feet, his eyes glassing over and blood running from his neck. It was a golden autumn evening and I’d been hunting deer and elk in […]

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Creede’s Under Ground Mining Musem

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Mining – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Mining a New Life Chuck Fairchild is a fourth-generation Creede miner. His greatgrandfather, Charles Fairchild, came to Creede when the boom began, in 1892 and stayed eight years. The next three generations of Fairchild men lived and mined in Creede until Chuck’s last […]

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Creede’s Underground Mining Museum

Article by Marcia Darnell Mining – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IT’S FINE TO DO SOMETHING that requires bringing a coat, unless, of course, you forget one. The Creede Underground Mining Museum thoughtfully provides a rack of cold-weather gear for its visitors who didn’t think they’d need a parka. Open year-round, the museum really […]

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It was enough to drive a man to drink

Letter from Clay Warren October edition – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine October edition was enough to drive a man to drink Editors: Man! If ever there was an issue to drive a man to drink! O’course we’re talking ’bout a real lo-cal liquid that is best used for pouring over flag burners and […]

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Time for Ben Campbell to switch parties again?

Letter by Ken Wright Politics – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Time for Sen. Campbell to switch parties again? To the editor: It seems Sen. Ben “Nighthorse” Campbell is offering the American people a Trojan horse. Last month a Senate committee approved a bill to authorize a water project in Montana — a bill […]

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Use it, don’t lose it

Letter by Jim Ludwig water – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Water: Use it, don’t lose it, but use it thoughtfully To the Editors: I find your October Colorado Central, devoted to Colorado water, most interesting. Particularly the letter from the Editors, which is an open attempt to really discuss the issues, not a […]

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Old Grouches can follow in moving to Nowhere

Letter by Slim Wolfe Local changes – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Old Grouches can follow him in moving to nowhere Editors of Colorado Central: Now, Martha Quillen, ain’t no need to be chastened by the State of Rural Missouri. That cranky woman was probably just jealous ’cause here in 20th century Salida we’ve […]

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Good fences make one a good neighbor

Letter by Stanley J. Schmidt Wildlife – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Good fences make one a good neighor to wildlife Editors: The column by Hal Walter in the August issue on Deadly Fences was very informative. I intend to install the Wildlife Friendly Fence that Hal describes when it comes time to install […]

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More geographic confusion

Letter by Roger Williams Geography – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine More geographic confusion Editors: Regarding geography in your September edition, Flora Satt (p. 6) seems to be a little confused as Henry Thomas “left the Central City gold camp in 1867, and crossed the Divide to investigate the Upper Arkansas Valley…”. Since both […]

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Do we really need moral instruction from politicians?

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine I SPENT THE LAST TWO WEEKS of September rescuing spiders. As soon as it got cold, they started moving in, and I diligently started fishing them out of the kitchen sink and the bathtub. But at the same time, Ed and I were […]

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Leadville’s Last Whorehouse will re-open as a restaurant

Article by Lynda La Rocca Local History – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine “. . . no one who has ever entered the Pioneer … has ever forgotten its bewildering interior…. It is in fact a cosmopolitan establishment in the heart of an infant metropolis, and in point of equipment has no superior.” Leadville […]

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Goliath vs. Goliath

Essay by Tom Wolf San Luis Valley Water – November 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean: And ‘mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices […]

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