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On The 50th Anniversary Of Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire,” A Former Park Ranger Honors The Iconic Book And Confronts Outdated Views

The American southwest has changed a lot since 1968, when the late writer Edward Abbey published “Desert Solitaire: A Season In The Wilderness.” The memoir, set in Arches National Park, has inspired countless people to visit the desert and to take … Continue reading

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Colorado Author Nick Arvin’s “Mad Boy” Goes On A Strange And Fascinating Journey through the War of 1812

When you think of the War of 1812 , what comes to mind? Perhaps you know it as the time the British burned the White House. You might also remember that the Star Spangled Banner was written during the war. … Continue reading

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Coloradan Makes Poetry Matter For His Students And His Community

A deep sense of the landscape and people of the American West infuses Western State University English professor Mark Todd’s poetry. And for the last three decades he’s wrangled Colorado writers at all kinds of events — from cowboy poetry readings to poetry … Continue reading

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