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  • Billboard corporations and other big industries make their own rules

    Billboard corporations and other big industries make their own rules

    Burning down billboards isn't a good idea, but can a citizen fight the corporate power behind the big signs?

  • Nostalgia is a moving target

    Curmudgeons like Jim Stiles – owner/editor of Moab’s Canyon Country Zephyr – have a lot to teach us about why it is so important for us to cling to the West that we love

  • One war that's worth the fight

    In his memoir, Walking It Off, wilderness activist Doug Peacock tries to make sense of a life spent dealing with war, fighting for wilderness, and coping with cantankerous friends like the late Ed Abbey

  • The brief but wonderful return of Cathedral in the Desert

    Utah’s drought gives proof that Glen Canyon’s Cathedral in the Desert is still in liquid storage underneath Lake Powell

  • A prodigal son is honored by his hometown

    A prodigal son is honored by his hometown

    Controversial writer Dalton Trumbo returns to his hometown of Grand Junction, Colo. -- in a bronze bathtub.

  • Hits and missives from Cactus Ed

    In Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast, David Petersen assembles some of the correspondence of Western writer Edward Abbey into an eminently readable but ultimately unenlightening collection.

  • The Terrain of This Ambition

    The Terrain of This Ambition

    A writer wrestles with the huge shadows cast by the men and women of “Literary Utah.”

  • Slobs at Lake Powell foment a revolt

    Slobs at Lake Powell foment a revolt

    Rather than rail against Lake Powell's mere existence, conservationists should try to restore and protect the landscape that is still there.

  • You ain’t from around here, are you?

    In Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed, Jim Stiles rips into the amenity-oriented tourist economy that has transformed his once-beloved Moab, but he offers little in the way of useful alternatives.

  • Monkey wrenchers keep on keeping on

    Monkey wrenchers keep on keeping on

    Ed Abbey's pugnacious spirit lives on in eco-activists like Tim DeChristopher, who quietly sabotaged a Utah BLM energy-lease auction.

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