Follow the bouncing molybdenum price

Brief by Central Staff

Mining – November 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

With much publicity, the Climax Mine atop Frmont Pass re-opened on April 1 as an open-pit operation. Without much fanfare, the mine closed in August.

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Learning to adjust to life in paradise

Essay by Diane Alexander

Mountain Humor – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine


Moving from a metropolitan area to a town of 1,700 souls is a bigger change than this life-long city dweller anticipated. Since other city folks are moving to this area, I’ve got some advice to ease the transition.

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How hot type works

Sidebar by Ed Quillen

Printing – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Thirty years ago, almost every newspaper in America was printed with the same “hot-lead” technology that remains in daily use at The Saguache Crescent.

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The Church Camps near Buena Vista

Article by John K. Andrews, Jr.

Local History – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

We who live here on the roof of the continent have gotten used to the smug assumption of our coastal compatriots, especially those on the Atlantic end, that they are at the center of things and we’re at the outer edge. But in at least one respect it is the other way around, as two illustrations of names-in-common will show.

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Stuart Andrews of Buena Vista: Reality & Surreality

Article by Ed Quillen

Local Artists – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Reality takes some odd turns when you glance at one of Stuart Andrews’s paintings. All the components look realistic, and you’re tempted to nod and think, “Hmm, another landscape,” or “interesting still life,” when something out of place catches your eye. Then you notice a lot of juxtapositions, and finally you realize that you’re looking at an exquisite visual pun.

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How much progress can we handle?

Essay by Martha Quillen

Modern life – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Remember Eli Whitney and his cotton gin?

Children had to learn about that invention because it changed history. Before Whitney’s gin was patented in 1794, only coastal cotton was commercially viable. But Whitney’s invention could get the sticky green seeds out of cotton grown in the interior, and thus, many southern states became major cotton producers.

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Salida gets a sighting

Brief by Central Staff

UFOs – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Tim Edwards, a 42-year-old Salidan, was outdoors working on some house gutters on the morning of Aug. 27 when his six-year-old daughter asked “Daddy, what’s that up in the sky?”

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Santa Fé Blues

Brief by Central Staff

Tourism – October 1995 – Colorado Central Magazine

Is the crash coming? Pinched tourist flows and declining real-estate prices?

What goes up must go down, and a recent New York Times story about Santa Fé indicates that the city may have already hit the top of this cycle, with a downward slide before it.

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