Mexican immigrant Rosa Sabido first sought sanctuary from deportation at Mancos United Methodist Church in June 2017. She is hoping she may be able to leave in 2021. (Jerry McBride, The Durango Herald)

Woman taking refuge in southwest Colorado church hits 1,000 day mark

Rosa Sabido, a Mexican national, has been trying to gain legal residency in the U.S. for decades after moving to Cortez with her mother when she was 23

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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