Another Season on the Trail

Column by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine BACK IN 1949, Melville Sutton won $500 in the inaugural “Rocky Mountain Pack Burro Championship” race. The Rocky Mountain News provided the cash award for the first finisher to wrangle his burro the 23 miles from Leadville to Fairplay, a route that […]

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Beyond the Gorge, by Carol McNew

Review by Ed Quillen Local History – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Beyond the Gorge – A History of Western Frémont County, Colorado by Carol McNew Published by the author Available from Carol McNew, P.O. Box 54, Coaldale CO 81222 No ISBN

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Grace Wever: Fabric Collage Artist

Article by Shanna Lewis Local Artist – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine AFTER MONTHS OF WORKING on a new home, fabric artist Grace Wever was finally back in her studio. Ready to make art, she got out her materials and tried to begin. Nothing came. Stymied, after such a long hiatus, she couldn’t get […]

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A heritage of fear

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern Life – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: We read that George Sibley is concerned about the next generation which won’t have a legacy of a free higher education to help it cope with an increasingly complex world. Meanwhile Hal Walter worries that his son’s legacy will be a […]

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Problems with Pfeiffer

Letter from Virginia McConnell Simmons Colorado Central – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Editors: The short article “Colonel Pfeiffer’s Grave” by Marcia Darnell, who is ordinarily a responsible writer, has rendered me amazed but not speechless. The header, “Not Exactly a Roadside Attraction” should have been “Not Exactly an Accurate Article.” I respond […]

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Now for some beefs

Letter from Paul Brown Colorado Central – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed and Martha, Columnist Hal Walter’s spat with reader, Dennis Sprecher gives me an opportunity to weigh in on two beefs that occasionally irritate me when reading your fine magazine.

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Comments on May

Letter from Roger Williams Colorado Central – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I just finished the latest issue I have, May 2007, N° 159. If a later one is out, I must have left it at McDonald’s across the street where I have McBreakfast in a “senior moment.” A few comments are in […]

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The meat was quite good

Letter from Dick Stacy Food – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: I enjoyed the essay by Sharon O’Toole on horses (mostly dead ones) in your June edition. I guess that I was surprised about the current status of dead horses and what happens to them. I grew up in a small town in […]

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Collamer’s Tools

Column by John Mattingly Agriculture – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine I ALWAYS KNEW MY FATHER was older than I was, but I didn’t realize he was actually old until one day when he faced me after a bout with the flu. A cold spring wind blew at us under a darkening sky. His […]

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Alternatives to indenturing students

Column by George Sibley Education – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine LAST MONTH I was looking at the way in which we have gradually transformed what we call “student financial aid” from a program for insuring the education of the coming generation, to yet another form of transfer payments from the still-poor to the […]

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Current Trains

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Transportation – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine In recent years, passenger trains have made a comeback in Central Colorado — not as regular modes of transportation for people interested only in getting from here to there, but as tourist excursions for passengers to enjoy the scenery and the experience of […]

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Last Train Credits

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Transportation – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine The photo on pages 28-29 is by Otto Perry, and comes from the Denver Public Library Western History Collection, which holds the copyright. It is Call Number OP-10893. That also holds for the picture on page 34, except it is Call Number OP-10884. […]

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Some Last Trains

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Transportation – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Last scheduled narrow-gauge passenger train from Alamosa to Durango: the San Juan, Jan. 31, 1951. After that there were special excursions chartered by the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club and similar organizations, and these continued into the 1960s. Summer tourist service on the segment […]

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