Trying to Reason with Wildfire Season

Column by Hal Walter Wildfire – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THROUGH THE SMOKEY HAZE of summer forest fires, up and down the ranges from Westcliffe to Leadville, stands of copper-brown beetle-killed evergreen trees paint the mountainsides like a sepiatone photograph. The clusters of dead trees, their needles still clinging, stand out like pock […]

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Roy Gould: Sculpted in Intensity

Article by Marcia Darnell Local Artists – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine ROY GOULD’S life is in flux. It’s one of those exciting, terrifying times when everything’s changing and anything’s possible. That energy is evident in the way he’s bouncing around his cabin, words racing as he talks about his work, his past, his […]

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Martha deserves a raise

Letter from Ed Hawkins Economics – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha Quillen: Well now you’ve done it again. You have set me thinking all over again. I’ve read your Letter From the Editor “Keeping Up is Hard to Do ” which appeared in the July Colorado Central Magazine. In fact, I’ve read […]

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Pity the poor Central office dog for her ignorant owners

Letter from Jeanne Englert History – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed & Martha: Oh, pity your dog, Ted. The pig ears you asked about in the August edition are dog chewies, which, due to ignorance, you have not bought for her. Dogs must like ’em because the Country General Store on South Boulder […]

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Slow times don’t need to be hard times

Letter from Slim Wolfe Economy – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor, It seems just a bit disingenuous to rely on population growth as some sort of silver bullet, or to whine about a slow economy. Watching the productive musculature of mines, ranches, and railroad erode into the comparative flab of tourism and tract […]

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Keeping motors of trails an excellent idea

Letter from Paul Brown Motorized Recreation – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I wholly concur with Hal Walter’s desire to keep motors off our National Forest trails. I have never understood how anyone could derive pleasure from screaming up a trail under a noxious cloud of gas and the roar of an engine. […]

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Confessions of another ‘Green Extremist’

Letter from Ray Schoch Motorized recreation – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Regarding Hal Walter’s August piece on getting “motorheads” off the trails: Thank you, Hal. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’ve had pretty much the same experiences he’s had (not counting the ones with pack stock), and liked them just about […]

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It won’t be hard to christen a jackass

Letter from Dave Skinner Motorized Recreation – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: As usual, the August edition of Colorado Central was a cover-to-cover. As an ex-railroader, I was surprised and impressed with Sharon Chickering’s report on the Leadville Mineral Belt. In stark contrast, however, Marcia Darnell’s fey little item on the land-use forum […]

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Ancient Colorado, by David Grant Noble

Review by Allen Best Colorado Archeology РSeptember 2000 РColorado Central Magazine РAncient Colorado: An Archæological Perspective. by David Grant Noble Published by the Colorado Council of Professional Archæologists, Box 40727, Denver, CO 80204-0727 No ISBN

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Running Hard to Stay in Place

Essay by Ed Quillen Land Use – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine IF A PRIVATE CITIZEN like Ted Turner owned 3 million acres of Colorado — about 4.5% of the state’s area — his every known action would doubtless fall under close public scrutiny. Whenever he built a barn or tore down a fence, […]

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Traveling through time at Inter-Laken Resort

Article and photos by Nancy Ward Local history – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine UNLIKE MOST mountain ghost towns, the ghost resort of Inter-Laken is not one of the drive to/drive through scenic breed. It can be reached only by hiking the Colorado Trail or by water conveyance. But the journey through Inter-Laken and […]

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Dexter Cabin open for tours

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca James V. Dexter – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine In 1948, the Colorado Historical Society moved the Dexter Cabin to its current location next to the Healy House Museum at 912 Harrison Avenue, one block north of Leadville’s downtown business district. A bequest from Roland G. Parvin, the husband […]

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James Vila Dexter: Leadville’s other millionaire

Article by Lynda La Rocca Photos by Steve Voynick Local history – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine – THE OLD SAW, “You can’t judge a book by looking at its cover,” could have been the motto of James V. Dexter. This wildly successful entrepreneur, financier, and mining investor was one of frontier Colorado’s earliest […]

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