First grader Serenity Schneider shows a book to a classmate while reading in Katlyn Smith's First Grade classroom Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Aragon Elementary in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado State Board calls for tougher rules teacher training rules on reading instruction

The new rules will govern the rollout of legislation that updates a major 2012 law — the READ Act — requiring districts to help struggling readers in the early grades

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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