Duane Vandenbusche

State Historian Councilmember

Dr. Duane Vandenbusche is professor of history at Western Colorado University. He has been teaching in Gunnison since 1962. He teaches on the history of the US West, especially water, public lands, and the environment. His history of Colorado’s Western Slope, A Land Alone, has been the standard text on the region since its publication in 1981. He is a member of the State Historian’s Council and serves at the State Historian for the 2020–21 term.

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Duane Vandenbusche