Fisher's Peak is just east of Interstate 25, a few miles north of the New Mexico border. At 9,600 feet high, the peak looms over Trinidad, just 5-miles away. It is part of Crazy French Ranch, which will become Colorado's next state park. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A massive ranch in Trinidad is officially Colorado’s newest state park thanks to innovative partnerships

Fishers Peak is set to become 42nd state park with promise of outdoor recreation, conservation and economic development

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Author John Nizalewski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks