Kay Turnbaugh

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Kay Turnbaugh was born and raised in Colorado, and she now lives in the small mountain town of Nederland where for 27 years she published the town's weekly award-winning newspaper. After retiring from the newspaper business, she researched and wrote The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls, a biography of Goldie Griffith who rode bucking broncos in Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows and ended up owning restaurants in Nederland.

The Last of the Wild West Cowgirls won a WILLA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction.

Other books:
Around Nederland, is part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America Series.

A children's book (for ages 8-12) about the mountain pine beetle, The Mountain Pine Beetle-Tiny But Mighty.

Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collin
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