The Rampage of the Espinosas, second of two parts

Article by Charles F. Price History – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine ON APRIL 29, 1863, the bodies of five of the six men murdered by the Espinosas in South Park were buried in a little cemetery atop a windblown hill behind the town of Fairplay — where they still rest today. A few […]

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Prison technology used to prevent roadkill

Brief by Allen Best Wildlife – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine For decades wildlife researchers have been trying to figure out the roadkill equivalent of a better mousetrap. They’ve tried tall fences to keep deer and elk off highways, and they’ve tried signs to warn motorists to slow down. So far, nothing short of […]

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Food, Friends, Politics, and Fall

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine IT WOULD BE FAIRLY EASY at this point to go on a rant about the presidential race, the new welfare for bankers program or the ongoing economic crisis, which only means some people with money now have a glimpse of the same […]

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Ross Elgin, carried by clay

Article by Jennifer Dempsey Local Artist – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine SALIDA ARTIST Ross Elgin has had a successful pottery business for more than 30 years. But last month when he was called for an interview, he was more focused on the economy than his pottery line, Igneous Earth Works. “I need to […]

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Blame for the Bailout

Letter from Carol Hill Economy – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Editor: Regarding our current financial crisis, I would like to share a couple of excerpts from one of my favorite books:

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Christo in Washington

Letter from Steve Hart Christo – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine To the editor: That the long article on page 16E of the October 5 Sunday Denver Post on Christo’s “Over the River” project was by a young reporter for the Associated Press and not a Denver Post reporter or columnist was interesting. It […]

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Sources for the Espinosa articles

Sidebar by Charles F. Price History – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Books: Dyer, J.L., The Snow-Shoe Itinerant, Cranston & Stowe, 1890 (Reprint). Malkoski, Paul A., ed., This Soldier Life: The Diaries of Romine H. Ostrander, 1863 and 1865, Colorado Territory, Colorado Historical Society, 2006

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Creede line chronology

Sidebar by Central Staff History – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine CREEDE LINE CHRONOLOGY 1878: Narrow-gauge Denver & Rio Grande reaches Alamosa. 1881: Alamosa to South Fork, narrow-gauge.

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Creede’s abandonment

Column by John Mattingly History – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine In mid-September, the west side of downtown Creede was a jumble of railroad ties sticking up from gravel and dirt like randomly dropped pickup-sticks, the rail irons stacked off to the side. It was a curious sight. At a time when rail transport […]

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With the Swarm

Column by George Sibley Modern Life – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine OF ALL THE GREAT INDULGENCES of the 20th century, “Books on CDs” is one of my favorites — combined with that greatest of all indulgences, the automobile at its current exalted, and possibly terminal, state of development. The combination makes the Interstate […]

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The long and winding ballot

Essay by Ed Quillen Politics – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine BY THE TIME this arrives in your mail, early voting will have already started in Colorado. I’ll likely take advantage of it, given the length of this year’s ballot and thus the likelihood of long lines at the polling place.

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Remembering 3 pioneers of the ski industry

Article by Allen Best History – November 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THREE INDIVIDUALS, each in a different way seminal to the Colorado ski industry, have died this year. “They were a different breed,” some have said, which may be true. But the landscape was also different when D.R.C. Brown, Earl Eaton, and Merrill Hastings […]

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