Briefs from the San Luis Valley

Brief by Marcia Darnell San Luis Valley – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Local Target District Attorney Pete Comar needs a new receptionist. Diane Mondragon, the DA’s gatekeeper, was arrested for selling cocaine, allegedly right out of the office. Comar launched an investigation of his staffer after a call from an informant. A drug-sniffing […]

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The Wide Weird World of Books

Column by Hal Walter Literature – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IF YOU WERE TO TAKE an analytical look at the businesses in Westcliffe and try to make some sense out of the population, you might surmise a populace of heavy-drinking real-estate investors who buy a lot of tools, are wired on coffee and […]

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We’re all partisan, and we should admit it

Essay by Martha Quillen Local Politics – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine IN THE PAST, I’ve grumbled quite a bit about partisan politics, and so has Ed, and dozens upon dozens of national columnists, and many of the people writing letters to our local newspapers, and… People on the streets, over ridges, near to […]

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SMARTRans by Edward S. Wright

Review by Ed Quillen Transportation – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine SMARTrans – Sensible Mountain Area Railway Transport by Edward Stewart Wright Published in 2000 by Bookpublishers Intercontinental Ltd. in Littleton ISBN 0-9677234-3-4

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An act concerning roads and highways

Sidebar by Colorado Legislature Public Roads – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine AN ACT CONCERNING ROADS AND HIGHWAYS Approved March 9, 1883 2953. SECTION 1. All roads and highways, except private roads heretofore established in pursuance of any law of this State or the Territory of Colorado, and roads dedicated to public use, that […]

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Territorial Road Law in Colorado

Sidebar by Colorado Legislature Public Roads – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine TERRITORIAL ROAD LAW IN COLORADO Approved August 16, 1862 by the Territorial Assembly SECTION 1. The most usually travelled roads between the following named places are hereby declared to be territorial roads, to wit: From Denver City to Pueblo, by way of […]

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RS-2477: Old roads and new controversies

Article by Ed Quillen Public Roads – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine WHILE OTHER AMERICANS may be debating the merits and morality of RU-486, the hot issue in our part of the world is more likely to be RS-2477. It’s not a pill like RU-486, nor is it an electronic standard like RS-232. It’s […]

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Public Lands article was long but enjoyable

Letter from Bill Eichelberger Colorado Central – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha: I just want to say that I continue to enjoy Colorado Central, and so does my granddaughter Kelli Trujillo, who gets it as a gift subscription from me.

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Another good atlas

Letter from Dale Sanderson Maps – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: I noticed in your article about reference books that you preferred DeLorme’s Atlas of Colorado. Just wanted to check whether you’ve had an opportunity to use Shearer Publishing’s Roads of Colorado atlas. I think the cartography in DeLorme is a bit more […]

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Setting a few things straight

Letter from Kate Mailly George Sibley’s February 2001 column – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I would like to address George Sibley’s column “Getting Globalized” in your February edition. Obviously the article was intended as a criticism of the company that owns the Country Chronicle & Pilot and the Gunnison Country Times (our […]

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Some Q&A about the Windsor Hotel

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Historic Renovation – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine Q: Why do you want to restore this old building? A: Del Norte has a remarkably rich history, and a surprisingly large number of surviving significant buildings dating to the period before and just after 1900. The Windsor Hotel complex is the […]

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Rebuilding the Rio Grande Hotel in Creede

Sidebar by Marcia Darnell Historic Renovation – March 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine The Creede Repertory Theatre brings many artists to that small mountain town every summer, when housing is scarce. But the Rio Grande Hotel restoration project will help with that shortage starting this summer. The Rio Grande Hotel, constructed in 1892 to house […]

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