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Author immerses himself in the San Luis Valley to see how, and why, people are living ‘off the grid’

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Clouds and rain in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, July 1, 2022.

Author Ted Conover immerses himself in his work. From hopping freight trains for four months, to spending a year as a prison guard. And, for his latest book, living off-the-grid in the San Luis Valley. It's called "Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America's Edge." He spoke with CPR's Southern Colorado reporter Dan Boyce.