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  • A dark and disjointed journey

    A dark and disjointed journey

    The short stories in Sam Shepard's new collection, Day out of Days, have an unhinged, distinctly Western flavor.

  • A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?

    The owners of a 1938 mining claim in the Uncompaghre wilderness plan to start digging for gold.

  • A life of words and wilderness

    Rick Bass’ memoir, Why I Came West, describes how his 20-year struggle to save Montana’s Yaak Valley held him hostage, preventing him from concentrating on writing the short fiction that he loves.

  • A long walk into hope

    Bill McKibben’s new book, Wandering Home, is a hopeful account of a leisurely hike across northeastern America, as relevant to the West as it is to the East

  • A look at the West, in the funhouse mirror

    Old Westerners and New Westerners are equally hypocritical when it comes to caricaturing each other and not looking at themselves

  • A young wolf wanders the West

    A young wolf wanders the West

    OR-7, a young Oregon wolf, has logged some 1,000 miles in his journey through the West, becoming the first wild wolf seen in California since 1924.

  • American — and proud of it

    There’s nothing like a trip to Europe to make an American appreciate living in a country that still has wilderness.

  • At home in the valley

    In The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes, Susan Tweit explores a remarkable Colorado landscape

  • Border Patrol wants motorized access to wilderness

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to give the Border Patrol regular motorized access to more than 330,000 acres of wilderness along the Mexican border

  • Business booster still guides national park rules

    Conservationists fear that the new National Park Service management policy will reduce environmental protection at the expense of commercial interests

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