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  • Heard around the West

    Border collie looking for work in Boise; washing machine museum in Colorado; "parasite lost" in Wyoming; big house vs. bigger house in Utah; cyclists vs. goathead thorns in Sacramento; nude cycling in North Portland

  • Sniffin’ out scat for conservation

    Wicket – a wildly energetic dog discovered in an animal shelter – serves scientists by looking for grizzly poop in the Montana wilds.

  • Heard around the West

    Jim Stiles asks about perfect moments; rent-a-pet; Douglas Bruce behaves like a jerk; Forest Service meeting gets nasty in Montana.

  • Heard Around the West

    John Slemp takes the ride of his life, into a volcano; Douglas Bruce strikes again; cow-pie tossing and other delights; imposter dog?; “jingle mail”; and “virtual” border fence is a botched-up bust.

  • Room for everyone

    Room for everyone

    A "hodgepodge of humanity" visits Mojave desert hot springs -- and there's room enough for all.

  • Heard around the West

    Plumber vs. golfers in Soap Lake, Wash.; Welcome to Wyoming; don’t mess with mamma coyote; no intelligent life on Earth; amusing headlines; yummy hospital food?

  • Heard around the West

    Calendar girls get the brush-off in Carmel, Calif.; sniffing out endangered species; looking for a blonde bombshell; "The Bitchin’ Post" meets airport security; "stealth towers" in Colorado Springs

  • Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front

    In Little Things in a Big Country, Hannah Hinchman shares a beautifully hand-drawn, hand-lettered journal of her adventures in Montana with her dog, Sisu

  • Nothing to lose but your leash

    Nothing to lose but your leash

    When did human beings become slaves to their dogs, required to take them everywhere, even cross-country skiing?

  • The magnificent obsession of sheep herding

    In rural Colorado, border collies and their handlers compete in a Western tradition, sheep dog trials.

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