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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Winter Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, with Author Robert Silbernagel talking about his book, “Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of the Utes from Colorado.” When U.S. Cavalry troops rode onto the Ute Indian Reservation in northwestern Colorado on Sept. 29, 1879, they triggered a chain of events that cost the Utes their homeland. Silbernagel casts new light on this history, and using details from historical documents, newspaper articles, and Ute oral histories, Silbernagel tracks what occurred with the Utes immediately after the events of Sept. 29, and in the months leading up to their removal from Colorado.-

A resident of western Colorado for 39 years, Silbernagel has been a journalist for 35 of those years, and for the past 17, he has been the editorial page editor of The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction. This program will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 Ninth St. For more information, please call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

Garfield County Libraries presents award-winning author Teague Bohlen for The Big Read. Bohlen is an esteemed author whose 2006 Great Depression novel, “The Pull of the Earth,” won the Colorado Book Award for fiction. Attend Bohlen’s writing workshop to learn how to transform your family stories into fiction. All ages and levels are invited to attend the writing workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the New Castle Branch Library and at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Silt Branch Library. These programs are free and open to the public.

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