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Helen Thorpe, author, journalist and wife of Gov. John Hickenlooper, will give a free book talk at 6:30 p.m. today at Bud Werner Memorial Library as a part of the Spring Author Series.

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Helen Thorpe appearance is finale of Steamboat author series

As Helen Thorpe approached the age of 18, she realized that as a green card holder she couldn’t vote in the United States, where she had spent most of her life. That barrier motivated her to become a naturalized citizen.

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