Complications of coping with killer coyotes

Column by Hal Walter Wildlife – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THE SPANIEL DOG is old now and growing deaf, and her jaw hangs slightly askew, neurological damage from a coyote attack years ago. Sometimes when Spats barks with her nose raised into the emptiness I just ignore it. Then sometimes I take her […]

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Picking it apart

Letter by Slim Wolfe July 1999 edition – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Picking it apart Ed: ‘Twas a fine journalistic coup in your July edition, enlisting Ed Abbey as a Conoco promoter. ‘Twas a fine essay you wrote on the right of property subdivision as well, but I would pick it apart here […]

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Academese helps keep secrets secret

Letter by Clay Warren July, 1999, edition – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine Academese would keep secrets secret Editors, Yere inside the front cover piece ’bout how rafting ain’t fun anymore is about as representative as hit can get fer what happens when big government gets in the act. A bunch o’ our local […]

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More about that “more ’bout” locution

Letter by Harvey N. Gardiner Rural Dialect – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine More about that “more ’bout” locution Dear Editors: I just received my July 1999 issue of Colorado Central which I enjoy reading every month. On page 33 is the letter, “More ’bout that issue.” I am not writing in response to […]

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How fireflies might be invading Colorado

Letter by Charlie Green Rural life – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine How fireflies might be invading Colorado Editors: It’s the Curmudgeon of Copper Gulch again. Now, don’t stop reading; I’m not gonna complain about the Fremont County Road 28 paving or the yuppies’ influx. I was actually kind’ve flattered the other day when […]

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The invasion of the Vicarians

Essay by Erik Moore Changing West – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine THE BLACK CLOUD MINE CLOSES. It is hailed as the death of mining in the area. Mining hasn’t died here. It only sleeps until those loveable Merlins of the market, playing spin-the-bottle with the world economy, once again create conditions conducive to […]

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Keeper of our regional history

Article by Marcia Darnell Virginia McConnell Simmons – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine GREAT HISTORIANS are like great teachers: they’re naturally able to convey their passion for the subject to their students. Virginia McConnell Simmons has been passionately teaching history for 45 years, as a researcher, professor, and writer. Her newest creation is The […]

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More about the Pack Burro Association

Sidebar by Central Staff Burro Racing – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine The Western Pack Burro Racing Association picked up some national publicity this year with a July 1 segment on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” The Fairplay World Championship Race, to the top of Mosquito Pass and back, got some statewide advance […]

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Competing in Colorado’s Six-Legged Race

Article by Columbine Quillen Pack-Burro Racing – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine I HAVE NEVER considered myself an athlete. Athletic yes, athlete no. My only dream to be an athlete was demolished when I was a little girl and dreamt of being a gymnast. Every day, I cart-wheeled, flipped, and somersaulted in Alpine Park, […]

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Rail Excursions along the Arkansas

Article by Lynda La Rocca Transportation – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine EVEN THOUGH freight service between Cañon City and Leadville appears to have ended, two passenger excursion lines are maintaining the region’s railroading tradition. The Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Company and the Cañon City & Royal Gorge Railroad — the state’s only […]

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A corner that must be easy to miss

Brief by Staff Traffic – August 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine A corner that must be easy to miss One Leadville intersection must be a tough one — or at least it was on the night of June 28. At about 9 p.m., one William V. Cahill of Aspen was headed west on Mountain View […]

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