Let’s get the motorheads off our trails

Column by Hal Walter Recreation – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine I’VE RECENTLY FACED UP to the fact that I am a “green extremist.” I knew this even before reading the ad placed in a local paper by a motorized recreation coalition urging people to “act now” to stop the “land grab” by people […]

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Mountain Scouting, by Edward S. Farrow

Review by Martha Quillen History – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine – Mountain Scouting – A Handbook For Officers and Soldiers On the Frontiers by Edward S. Farrow Originally published in 1881 Published in 2000 by the University of Oklahoma Press ISBN 0-8061-3209-4

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Works consulted about Leadville Mineral Belt Railway

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering Local History – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Works Consulted Bamford, Lawrence. “Streets from Silver,” Colorado Heritage. (1987, Issue 4) 2 — 11. Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg. Narrow Gauge in the Rockies.Berkeley, Calif.: Howell-North, 1958.

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Leadville Mineral Belt Railway: The rails before the trail

Article by Sharon Chickering Local History – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THE MOURNFUL WAIL of a train whistle only sounds four or five times a day now, and then only during Leadville’s few summer months. Although mineral ores no longer await rail transportation from mine to smelter — and the railroads have all […]

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Leadville’s new Mineral Belt Trail

Article by Lynda La Rocca Recreation – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THANKS TO A DECADE OF WORK by dedicated Lake County citizens, outdoor enthusiasts can now enjoy a Rocky Mountain high via Colorado’s newest, non-motorized trail. The 12.2-mile-long Mineral Belt Trail, a paved hiking and bicycling path which loops around Leadville and through […]

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Confessions of a party-switcher

Essay by Ed Quillen Local Politics – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine – I HALF-EXPECTED A THREE-PIECE SUIT to materialize around me, a phenomenon which would no doubt be followed shortly by a sudden, inexplicable craving to play golf. But nothing of the sort happened when I signed a blue card and switched my […]

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Those Funny Mushrooms

Sidebar by Bob Berwyn Mushrooms – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine INVARIABLY, if you tell someone you’re interested in mushrooms, they’ll raise an eyebrow and ask if you’ve ever found any of the “funny ones.” Certain species of mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocin. These little-understood psychoactive compounds cause intense physical sensations, including disorientation and […]

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A Chanterelle Recipe

Sidebar by Bob Berwyn Mushrooms – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine A Chanterelle Recipe If you’ve been fortunate enough to find a patch of chanterelles, be sure to return every year, since they often fruit in the same area again and again. And be sure not to tell anyone — even your best friend […]

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Fungi Festivals

Sidebar by Bob Berwyn Mushrooms – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine TELLURIDE Several Colorado towns use mushroom season as an excuse to hold special events with a focus on fungi. This year Telluride will host the 20th edition of its renowned mushroom fest. The lush spruce, fir, and pine forests that surround the town […]

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Mushroom Resources

Sidebar by Bob Berwyn Mushrooms – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Mushroom Resources If you’re interested in exploring the subject and finding edible species, the best way to learn is in the field with an expert. This is very important because if you eat the wrong ones, you may get very sick. and perhaps […]

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The emperor is still naked

Letter from Slim Wolfe Politics – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha and Ed, Boy, June was sure a bonus. Not only did Martha personally respond to my letter, but the garden came in strong, I quit my non-profit job to have more time to go broke as a crafter, and this year’s […]

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A cause of packratitis

Letter from W. Bruce Gillis Colorado Central – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed and Martha: My check for $20 is enclosed. I bet if you knocked off a buck or two for a second year, you’d get a bunch of longer term subscribers. A lot of other magazines do it, and it does […]

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Now duly noted

Letter from Jim Little Orthography – August 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed: This [July 4] is a working holiday, but I took a moment over an editor’s lunch of whiskey and cigars to peruse your July edition. (So far, I’ve made it only to page 4.)

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