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A letter by Cindy Sandelin and a collection of teaser articles from the next issue.
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Most of the interviews associated with the Three Wire Winter collection have been paired with the corresponding article that appeared in the magazine. The interviews listed below never made it to publication, yet they offer a valuable snapshot of Routt County, Colorado history.
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Albert Hitchens and three of his adult children describe the 1884 origins of the Hitchens family ranch and life as a ranching family. The Hitchens are the longest continuous ranching family in Routt County. The family operated the post office in Pool, Colorado and later in Milner, Colorado.
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Aldis Klumker describes his early life in rural Routt County and his time in the United States Army during the Pacific campaign in World War II. After the war Aldis had many jobs around Routt County including owning two cafes, Skee Inn Cafe and Town House Cafe. His interest in softball was recognized by the City of Steamboat Springs which named Klumker Field in his honor.
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Alton Kline describes events in his life as a cattle and sheep rancher in Routt County. He includes tales about the saloon owned by his father in the Steamboat Springs neighborhood known as Brooklyn. Includes a poem by Bill May.
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Paul Stettner Sr. describes mountaineering adventures with his brother, Joe Stettner, in Europe and the United States
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Jim Barnhill discusses his love for hunting arrowheads, his process, and the many varieties of artifacts available for discovery.
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Joe August talks about what it takes to fly hot air balloons, some ballooning terminology, and what it is like to balloon professionally.
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Bill Mack is interviewed about a bear entering his camp while on a hunting trip. Another anonymous individual recounts a series of proverbial sayings.
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Bill McKelvie and Tanna Brock reminisce about their experiences managing the Three Wire Winter magazine project that was offered to Steamboat Springs High School students from 1975 to 1988.
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Robert James "Bob' Gilbert describes his upbringing in Routt County and Denver. After serving time in World War II, Bob retured to Oak Creek where he worked on automobile bodies and repairs.
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Bob Swinehart discusses his life in Routt County as part of a pioneer family.
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Local artisan, Curtis Zabel, discusses the art of bronzing.
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Murl Carlton "Bud" Johnsen describes growing up in Benton Minnesota, his service in the U.S. Navy and his early jobs. As a realtor he helped establish Stagecoach Ski Resort. He became a business owner and was involved in various community organizations in Steamboat Springs.
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Bud and Jane Romberg discuss their move to Steamboat Springs in 1966 for Bud to take a teaching job at the Steamboat Springs High School, his 40-year tenure on the Old Town Hot Springs Board, and Jane’s entrepreneurial enterprise, The Lunch Box, the pool’s first food service.
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Pete Wither, supervisor of the Steamboat Ski Patrol, explains the duties of the ski patrol as well as the job requirements and hiring process.
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Clarence Wheeler is interviewed about modern chariot racing.
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Randy Taylor and Leo Trucke describe the origins of Hayden Speedway and their experiences as drivers at the track. Darren Dodd explains the process of modifying his car for racing and the demise of the car.
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Clarence and Ruth Wheeler talk about early life in Columbine and Routt County, Colorado.