Trying to reason with wildfire season, again

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine WHEN YOU GET right down to it, we’re all living in a tinderbox. To me, it’s not so surprising when a wildfire kicks up, but rather that it doesn’t happen more often. I became aware of the “Mason Gulch Fire” while I […]

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Tabor Opera House – Bibliography

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering Moller Tabor Opera House – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Bibliography These items are all available at the Lake County Public Library. Blair, Edward. Leadville: Colorado’s Magic City. Boulder, Pruett Publishing, 1980.

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Leadville Scenery Project

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering Moller Tabor Opera House – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Leadville Scenery Project In 1933, Muriel Sibell Wolle, from the University of Colorado, brought a group of students to Leadville to set up the original canvas flats and drops to document and photograph them.

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Facts and Figures

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering Moller Tabor Opera House – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Facts & Figures Architect: George King, a 27-year-old born in London Builders: J. Thomas Roberts and L. E. Roberts – Cost: $78,000

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Performances for 2005

Sidebar by Central Staff Tabor Opera House – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Tabor Opera House Performances for 2005 July 23: The Denver Concert Band performs at 7 p.m., admission $5. August 6: A Portrait of Molly Brown, a fast-paced portrayal of Colorado’s legendary heroine, at 7 p.m., $7 in advance, $10 at the […]

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Antique facets of Leadville’s Tabor Opera House

Article by Sharon Chickering Moller Local History – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine When a fellow gets to pondering, In the twilight hours of life, With his mind just idly wandering Through old scenes with memories rife; Of strange happenings that teased him In the days of long ago; Of the many things that […]

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Mining and Resorts

Column by George Sibley Small-Town Economies – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ED WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR that the community of Crested Butte in the Upper Gunnison River Basin – a community which he has tended to place just outside of “Central Colorado” along with Vail and Aspen – is attempting to confront […]

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What’s a pack-burro race?

Sidebar by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine It’s been said that a pack-burro race is a combination of a footrace, a rodeo and Teddy Roosevelt’s boys charging up San Juan Hill. The sport, the only sport indigenous to Colorado’s mountains, is rooted in mining history, and to celebrate this […]

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Confessions of a pack-burro racer

Article by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine “The thin air smelled of stone and snow, the sun came through it and lay warm on her hands and face without warming the air itself. Up, up, up. There was no top to this pass.” — Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose […]

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A day in the life of a raft-guide trainee

Article by Brad Goettemoeller Recreation – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER, you see rafts bouncing downstream with a well-trained guide at the helm. But have you ever thought about how someone becomes a guide? In theory, a guide is trained by mature, responsible and highly skilled instructors in a controlled […]

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Embarrasments of timing

Essay by Ed Quillen Journalism – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine TALK ABOUT BAD TIMING. In the most recent (July) edition, which was mailed on June 21, we had a short feature that explained why there are “Bring back the railroad” posters all over Salida. I’d seen the posters last winter, and eventually got […]

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Self-reliance is the key

Letter from Slim Wolfe Colorado Central – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Once again there wasn’t a damned item in the regional calendar relating to self-reliance or sustainability.. And once again the editorial ranted on for pages about our condition but kept shoving the blame elsewhere or nowhere. The blame is on me […]

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Ward Churchill, the flat-out hypocrite

Letter from Deric Pamp Free Speech – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I have been struggling with my harsh opinion of Ward Churchill [who spoke in Salida on June 5]. My reaction is not just to his “little Eichmanns” comment about the 9/11 victims, but to his whole, posturing schtik: the cowboy boots […]

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The language of lawyers

Letter from Laird Campbell Modern Life – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors: It is generally known that lawyers have their own specialized vocabulary. For example, if an attorney tells you that he is seeking certiorari, he is asking an upper court to review a decision adverse to his client, not looking for […]

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How was Mt. White named?

Letter from Virginia McConnell Simmons Geography – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha, Since your publication of my article about the names of Mts. Shavano, Tabeguache, and Antero in Colorado Central (June 2005), I have been attempting to find an explanation for the name of Mt. White, an anomaly amongst those […]

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