Extraction Oil & Gas drilling rig on the Coyote Trails pad is visible behind houses along Tundra Circle in Erie on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Andy Colwell, Special to the Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections

The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate

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A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition

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Flown into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, a party of travelers has second thoughts

Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its indigenous people -- and chocolate