Author Roberta Price, on the other hand, can speak to that with authority: She spent eight years snapping hundreds of photos at some of the best-known communes of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, including Drop City, New Buffalo, Red Rockers and Libre in Huerfano County, where she and her husband spent seven years. Named for the song by the Band -- Across the Great Divide, just grab your hat and take that ride... -- Price's new book, Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture, is a pictorial view of the state's back-to-the-land culture of the 60s and early 70s, as seen through the eyes (and lens) of someone who lived it, as well as a companion tome to her memoir, Huerfano.
Price will discuss and sign Across the Great Divide tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street; admission is free, but a copy of the book, from UNM Press, goes for $34.95. For information, visit www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-436-1070.
Tue., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2010