As mountain towns get more accessible and lively, even in
midwinter, the author relishes the way his tiny, remote town slows
to a stop once the mountain pass highway is closed for the
by Steve Voynick,
Nov 14, 2005
Snoqualmie, Wash., is scattered with giant stumps that tell the area's history -- except in a brand-new development, where such signs of "real" Western life have been removed.
by Becca Hall,
Jul 22, 2012
In his new short story collection, Refresh, Refresh, Benjamin Percy explores the lives of people in rural Oregon during the Iraq War.
by T.K. Dalton,
Dec 24, 2008
Rural folks find common ground at a vet's office in Western Colorado.
by Michelle Nijhuis, JT Thomas,
Nov 14, 2008
In small Western towns, schoolkids – and their parents – often make long journeys over rugged mountain roads just to play other high school sports teams.
by Paul Larmer,
Feb 09, 2009
Steve Bunk returns to his old hometown of Boise to find he’s not the only one in search of a sanctuary.
by Steve Bunk,
Nov 20, 2008