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Shelley Smithson
Shelley Smithson is a freelance journalist in Flagstaff, Arizona, who writes about the American Southwest, including energy development, water scarcity, immigration, and Native American communities. Her work has appeared in The Nation, the Village Voice, Riverfront Times, and other publications. She taught journalism at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
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Stories by Shelley Smithson
September 19, 2012
For 92-year-old activist Katie Lee, the Colorado River is more than just a cause -- it's a muse.