Nine-year-old Boone Rosencutter catches some air at the Lunch Loops recreation area near Grand Junction on Sept. 18, 2019. (Barton Glasser, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The Western Slope’s outdoor recreation economy had everything but a bachelor’s degree. Colorado Mesa is changing that.

Bonsai Designs boss Sarah Shrader sparked development of a new outdoor recreation industry studies program to help create the next generation of business leaders.

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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