Top 10 homesteading sites

Brief by Central Staff

Media coverage – October 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

Another Top 10 List

Planning to homestead somewhere? Some parts of Colorado, even Central Colorado, made it onto the “10 Best Places to Live the Good Life” in the August/September edition of Mother Earth News.

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What the Uniform Building Code really means

Column by Hal Walter

Rural construction – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

Rising above the din of circular saws and pneumatic hammers in Custer County this summer has been the yammering of local contractors and do-gooders about the lack of a uniform building code outside the Silver Cliff-Westcliffe metropolitan clusterplex.

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Home School: Considerations before the first class

Article by Karen Young Rokosz

Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

September has arrived and with it students everywhere begin once again that love/hate relationship with SCHOOL. For some, summer vacation has been a respite from the daily grind in school. It may have been filled with exciting vacation trips, swimming lessons, work, sporting events and unscheduled hours of time with nothing to do.

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BV Christian Academy starts 15th year

Article by Clint Driscoll

Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Darren Patterson Christian Academy has been part of Buena Vista’s education scene since 1982. The beginning of the fifteenth school-year this September is a landmark for the academy since classes will be held in a new schoolhouse. Built almost entirely with volunteer labor, the building — like DPCA itself — has been a labor of love for parents, faculty and members of Buena Vista’s First Baptist Church.

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Back to School — all kinds of schools

Essay by Ed Quillen

Education – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

Every fall, we think about devoting the September edition to “back to school,” with a detailed examination of education in Central Colorado, from pre-schools to Colorado Mountain College and Western State College, along with private endeavors in everything from horse-shoeing and dance to oil-painting and computer programming.

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It was hard to navigate the ’95 Saguache home-made tour

Essay by Marcia Darnell

Local arts – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

I learned two things at the second annual Saguache County Handmade Tour last year:

1. There is an abundance of creative talent in Saguache County, particularly in the visual arts.

2. There is a dearth of organizational talent in Saguache County, particularly in promoting the Handmade Tour.

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Escuela: All shook up in Villa Grove

Article by Marcia Darnell

Local artists – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

Eight llamas, seven sheep, a dog, a couple of cats, two kids, assorted rabbits, and a home that can, and often does, sleep 20. The household of Jeff and Amber Shook is in constant turmoil and they thrive on it: “We just had 25 kids here for a week,” says Amber Shook, laughing.

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Barb Dolan wins BV Triple Crown race

Brief by Hal Walter

Burro racing – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dolan wins pack-burro Triple Crown Race

Twin Lakes resident Barbara Dolan and her burro Sailor hitched down Pack-Burro Racing’s Triple Crown this summer as the top female competitor at races in Fairplay and Leadville, and the overall winner in the final leg of the series in Buena Vista.

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Disappearing railroad blues

Brief by Central Staff

Transportation – September 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

You want the big story on the UP-SP merger and its effect on the Mountain West? Don’t look for it in Colorado Central, even though we have close connections with the guy who wrote it, Ed Quillen.

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