The 77-acre Sweetwater Lake above the Colorado River near Dotsero is part of a 488-acre parcel a coalition of conservation groups is buying in hopes of transferring the property into the White River National Forest. (Provided by The Conservation Fund)

Plan to buy remote Sweetwater Lake and transfer it to Forest Service gets boost from Eagle County communities

With nearly $1 million in donations, the Eagle Valley Land Trust is moving ahead with plans to purchase the 488-acre, privately-owned property surrounded by National Forest land

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Author John Nizalowski 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