T-Ride Library & Between the Covers: Public Land Battles Exposed, 8/31!

T-Ride Library & Between the Covers: Public Land Battles Exposed, 8/31!

“SAGEBRUSH EMPIRE: How a Remote Utah County Became the Battlefront of American Public Lands,” (Torrey House Press 2021). Join Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library and Between the Covers Bookstore, Tuesday, August 31, 6 p.m., on the library terrace for a book talk and signing featuring Durango native and former Silverton Standard newspaper editor Jonathan P. Thompson!

Jonathan is also running a writing workshop on August 31st, 2 – 5 p.m. at the library. Space is limited, click here for more info and to sign up.


San Juan County, Utah, contains some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, rich in culture and history. But it’s also long been plagued with racism, bitterness, and politics as twisted as the canyons. Award-winning journalist Jonathan P. Thompson explores the red rock canyons and this corner of the western United States, which for five decades has been at the center of the American public lands wars.

Jonathan P. Thompson, more:

Jonathan P. Thompson has been an environmental journalist focusing on the American West since he signed on as reporter and photographer at the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper in 1996. He has worked and written for High Country News for over a decade, and his work has appeared in numerous other outlets.

Jonathan is the author of “River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed behind the Gold King Mine Disaster.”

He and his wife Wendy divide their time between Colorado and Bulgaria.

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