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Suggestions from the staff at Out West Books for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram The Dominguez-Escalante Journal Edited by Ted J. WarnerUniversity of Utah Press$14.95Dec. 4, 2004 >> Purchase […]

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What the staff at Out West Books thinks you should be reading right now

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Out West Books, 533 Main St., Grand Junction outwestbooks.co | @outwestbooks on Twitter, Instagram Troubled Trails By Bob SilbernagelUniversity of Utah Press$24.95Aug. 31, 2011 >> Purchase From the publisher: […]

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Sunlit Excerpt: “Saving Yellowstone” views an iconic landscape through lens of Reconstruction, national expansion

Prologue Lost The  Cut,  Montana  Territory.  October  1870. The dog stopped along the trail ahead of him, growling. Yellowstone Jack Baronett reined in his horse and dismounted, taking his gun from the saddle. He soon saw what had captured the dog’s attention: an animal was dragging itself slowly up the side of the Cut, a […]

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Opinion: Shift Colorado’s transportation priorities away from asphalt and toward mass transit

Transformational. Historic. Once in a generation. That’s how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has been framed by leaders across the country, including here in Colorado. Now that funding is starting to be dispersed to Colorado, if we aren’t intentional and proactive, this funding could maintain the status quo, or even worse, increase the […]

Posted inColoradans, Equity, Housing, News, Politics and Government

A Native-inclusive safe campsite has opened in Denver. But some lament loss of community.

When Wanbli Cabrera and several of her family members started camping outside of Four Winds American Indian Council at West Fifth Avenue and Bannock Street in Denver five months ago, they were running out of options.  They had been camping on the streets of Denver for years — two, in Cabrera’s case, and longer for […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Equity, News, Politics and Government

A new Colorado law granting Native Americans in-state college tuition is already attracting students

About 200 Native American students enrolled in state colleges and universities should each see their annual tuition slashed by about $15,000 this year under a new law that provides in-state status to members of 48 tribes with historical ties to Colorado. While the number of students immediately impacted is small, education officials and proponents of […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, News, Politics and Government

For Indigenous rights activists in Colorado, coronavirus brought momentum and pushback

Tziavii Stevens was born in Denver, and grew up mostly on a reservation in Nevada. She was the only girl on the reservation with a Paiute name. Tziavii means “the wild rose.” Stevens didn’t grow up particularly politically engaged, but that changed when she went to her first protest in Pueblo at the age of […]

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Flown into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, a party of travelers has second thoughts

Laura Resau is the award-winning author of nine highly acclaimed young adult and children’s novels, including “The Lightning Queen” (Scholastic), “What the Moon Saw,” “Red Glass,” and the Notebooks series (Delacorte/Random House). Her new novel, “Tree of Dreams,” was praised as “a moving exploration of friendship, activism, and how chocolate makes everything better” in a […]

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A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

Laura Resau is the award-winning author of nine highly acclaimed young adult and children’s novels, including “The Lightning Queen” (Scholastic), “What the Moon Saw,” “Red Glass,” and the Notebooks series (Delacorte/Random House). Her new novel, “Tree of Dreams,” was praised as “a moving exploration of friendship, activism, and how chocolate makes everything better” in a […]