Items by Susan J. Tweit

Partisan politics are pulling my town apart
Partisan politics are pulling my town apart
Can lessons from ecology offer a way to find common ground in our polarized nation?
Tiny houses won’t solve our affordable housing problem
Tiny houses won’t solve our affordable housing problem
In Salida, Colorado, little homes come with a big price tag.
Western literary journals give voice to story and place
Western literary journals give voice to story and place
A number of literary journals offer different perspectives on the West.
Water across the Divide
Water across the Divide
In 2003, Colorado's Grand Ditch was breached, causing flood damage to the Upper Colorado River and to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Must our water always flow uphill toward money?
Must our water always flow uphill toward money?
Bottled water is a silly idea anyway, but Nestle’s plans to bottle spring water from the high desert of Chaffee County, Colo., are beyond absurd.
Dust to dust
Dust to dust
The western Colorado town of Uravan no longer exists, but its history of radium and uranium mining lives on.
Christo in Colorado would be a very good thing
The writer looks forward to Christo coming to her area, even though traffic jams are sure to be part of the artist’s 'Over the River.'
Healing the border with words
Award-winning author Denise Chavez created the Border Book Festival, and founded a Cultural Center in Mesilla, N.M., to help heal the cultural wounds of the U.S.-Mexico border
Cano's Vision
In the little town of Antonito, Colo., a local eccentric known as Cano is using salvaged materials like beer cans, hubcaps and scrap lumber to create an extraordinary shrine called "El Castillo."
A mountain of books becomes a library of the land
Jeff Lee and Ann Martin of Denver are working to turn their huge personal library into a "land-study" center and residential library, the Rocky Mountain Land Library
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