The unforgettable smell of lead carbonates and fish

Column by Hal Walter Environment – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IF THERE’S ANYTHING I learned from my stint in Leadville as editor of the weekly newspaper there in 1989, it’s the smell of lead carbonates and the smell of something fishy. Now I live in Custer County, where public officials have told us […]

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Arson isn’t all that’s wrong on Vail Mountain

Essay by Gretchen Biggs Vail – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Arson Isn’t All That’s Wrong On Vail Mountain by Gretchen Biggs FIRES SET BY ARSONISTS atop Colorado’s Vail Mountain have unleashed a storm of condemnation, a media feeding frenzy, and a no-holds-barred federal investigation. But the powerful public outrage provoked by the arson […]

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My friends all seem to be in denial

Essay by Ed Quillen Vail Arson – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine IT APPEARS that I know many people who have severe attitude problems when it comes to Vail Resorts, a big company along the Interstate 70 Sacrifice Zone which employs many Central Colorado residents at low pay and minimal benefits. Vail is also […]

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Some Personal Favorites

Review by Lynda La Rocca Books – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Some Personal Favorites by Lynda La Rocca “Those were the days, my friend,” you can almost hear Banana Rose sigh as she spoons brown rice and tofu into her mouth. The title character of Natalie Goldberg’s first — and fabulous — novel […]

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Where does the Closed Basin water go?

Letter by Paul Martz Geology – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine – Where does the water go? Editors: After reading both parts of the article on water in the San Luis Valley, one significant question remains unanswered: Does the artesian aquifer (lower one) drain anywhere? The reason that knowing this is significant is because […]

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Reminisces of the old Pioneer Club

Letter by Jim Ludwig Local Lore – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Bats, the old Pioneer Club, and much, much more Ed and Martha: I found your November issue, with the exception of one piece of correspondence, to be the best that I have seen. The choice of subjects, the book reviews and regional […]

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Boomtown Blues is another good book about our changes

Letter by Clint Driscoll Growth – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Boomtown Blues is another good book about our changes Dear Ed, Thanks for the review of Peter Decker’s Old Fences, New Neighbors. The book is a bit pricey, even with First Street’s discount, but worth it for the quotes which can be pulled […]

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The complainers may be the ones who make the rules necessary

Letter by John Walker Zoning – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine Those who complain loudest about all the regulations are often those who make the regulations necessary Editors: That every American has a birthright to express an opinion regardless of the facts was again evidenced in Jan Evans’s October lament over Frémont County zoning. […]

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Gary Boyce isn’t the only greedy one

Letter by Slim Wolfe SLV Water – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine It isn’t only Boyce’s greed that leads to Water Wars Editors: So bully for Quillen smoking Boyce’s cigars. Haven’t I passed the hookah myself with a farmer or two? Farmers and ranchers at least earn our respect for hard work and earthiness. […]

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One use for an expired driver’s license

Letter by Jeanne Englert Identity – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine One use discovered for a long-expired driver’s license Dear Ed and Martha: Your readers may appreciate an update on my identity crisis (November, 1998). After hearing the story of what I went through to get my signature notarized, an old friend’s daughters got […]

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Now Mother Nature gets us in hot water

Article by Paul Martz Geology – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine HOT SPRINGS, as simple as they may seem on the surface, have a wide variety of mechanisms that drive them from the crust of the earth. The most common type of hot spring in Central Colorado, or for that matter worldwide, is caused […]

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Mineral Hot Springs: Warm Water, Cool Spa

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Attractions – December 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine GLEAMING WHITE TILE, hot mineral water and a sweeping view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These are the hallmarks of Mineral Hot Springs Spa, where visitors can soak, sweat, sun, and relax in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Roman bath.

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