Getting “Home” was the Problem

by Patty La Taille Home is a relative term, especially when you marry into the military. My first year of marriage was a rocky one – a spontaneous European elopement as the shadow of Desert Storm – the first war in Iraq – descended on his battalion based in Nuremberg, Germany. Jim and I were married in Vejle, Denmark, on […]

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Byways Reward with Scenery, History — and an Award

by Susan Tweit If you’re a wildflower lover as I am, take a trip to Colorado’s High Plains soon. This year’s unusual dose of early monsoon moisture has painted the shortgrass prairie in a vivid array of scarlet, yellow, purple, and magenta wildflowers. Chose one of the scenic byways that traverse eastern Colorado’s seemingly endless sea […]

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Down on the Ground with Water and Democracy

by George Sibley Colorado’s “Water for the Future Act” is now going into its fifth year. Is it working? Well, I am betting that most Coloradans who read that paragraph will say, “Huh?” “Colorado’s what?” This could be taken as a measure of the extent to which the “Water for the Future” process is not […]

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Book Review: Art in America

by Ron McLarty Published in 2008 by Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-670-01895-6 367 pp. Reviewed by Marcia Darnell What do you get when you add a New York writer to the San Luis Valley? “Art in America.” Veteran character actor Ron McLarty has built a successful second career as a writer. Creede Repertory Theatre is […]

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