Dispatches from the High Country: Essays on the West from High Country News

Ed Quillen is best known for entertaining Denver Post readers with his weekly columns for twenty-six years, but he wrote some of his sharpest commentary for High Country News. Managing Editor Jodi Peterson called him one of the region’s “wisest and most unique voices.” Dispatches from the High Country features a selection of his best essays published between 2008-2012.

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About Ed Quillen

Ed Quillen was the author or co-author of 15 books, including the upcoming Deeper into the Heart of the Rockies. He entertained Denver Post readers for 26 years as a regular contributor to the Perspective section, where he wrote about history, politics, water issues, computers, and small town living. He founded Colorado Central Magazine in 1994 with his wife Martha Quillen, and they published it for 15 years. He also regularly wrote for High Country News and his work appeared in various other publications, including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, the Los Angeles Times, and Utne.

"He was a keen chronicler -- a mountain-town crier, an unofficial state historian, and a self-described sloth. The first word that comes to mind to describe Ed is "colorful," and I mean that as an absolute compliment," writes Curtis Hubbard, former State Editor of the Denver Post

You can find a long bio, a bibliography, and Ed Quillen's full archives at http://edquillen.com.

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