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  • A Utah realtor’s quest to sell a ghost town

    A Utah realtor’s quest to sell a ghost town

    Woodside, Utah, a dusty town with an out-of-service gas station and not much else, is for sale. Mike Metzger’s creative marketing of the oddball property led to a media frenzy, but thus far, no buyers.

  • The next boomtown

    The discovery of heretofore "undiscovered" small towns, and their invasion by wealthy second-homeowners, brings money, problems and often disillusionment to much of the West

  • Heard around the West

    Remembering Hunter S. Thompson; out-of-doors Internet; Brian Schweitzer takes on D.C.; more realtors than realty in Vail, Colo.; Top 10 things about being a small-town teen; and Koko the talking ape gets nasty

  • A call for modest reform

    The time is ripe for moderate reform of the conservation easement system

  • Beyond the exurban dream

    The West’s rural areas are erupting with large-lot, big, expensive homes, but the actual costs of this new rural lifestyle extend far beyond the purchase price

  • Soaring home prices spur changes to environmental law

    With housing prices on the rise in the state, the California Environmental Quality Act is under attack

  • The best of both worlds

    George Abramajtis, like most other exurbanites, loves his life in a Colorado mountain subdivision, despite the long daily commute

  • Dear friends

    Skipped issue; corrections and clarifications to Write-Off on the Range and other stories; our mailbox runneth over

  • Suburbia blasts through a national monument

    A rocky western escarpment and the Petroglyph National Monument have long held back Albuquerque’s sprawl, but now the Volcano Heights development is coming, and a controversial road through the monument may be built

  • Home is where the guilt is

    In Santa Fe, N.M., April Reese wrestles with the question of whether owning a new house is worth being responsible for the bulldozing of pinon and juniper trees.

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