Focus on Colorado

Review by Hal Walter New magazine – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Focus on Colorado Bi-monthly magazine ORIGINALLY THE EDITOR asked me to review a new magazine available free in Custer County called Focus on Colorado.

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Bear Encounters

Article by Hal Walter Wildlife – October 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine It was by no cosmic coincidence that I went to sleep reading The Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock and awoke to the sound of low growling. It was not a bear.

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Central Colorado’s only indigenous sport

Article by Hal Walter Pack-Burro Racing – July 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Rain, sleet, and snow fell in sheets. Thunder rocked the talus roadbed of Mosquito Pass. Lightning blazed like God’s own black light. The fog-shrouded bolts painted the intensely gray scene with purple snowflakes against a sky darker than death itself. Darker than […]

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The third landmark in Silver Cliff

Article by Hal Walter Musuems – May 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Really, there are only three landmarks in the Wet Mountain Valley town of Silver Cliff. Two are taverns; the other, the Silver Cliff Museum. If you happen to stumble out of the Silver Dome or Clever’s on a bright summer afternoon and need […]

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The Sublime Rite of Spring

Essay by Hal Walter Mountain Life – April 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Folks who have lived in Central Colorado for a while have undoubtedly noticed that much of the snow that falls here doesn’t actually melt. It just sort of goes away.

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Land scams go around, and around, and around …

Essay by Hal Walter March 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine In the beginning, the town of Westcliffe was founded on a land scam. It worked something like this. The railroad built a spur from the main line along the Arkansas River to the boom town of Silver Cliff so that miners, ranchers and farmers could […]

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