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  • Storm on Lava Creek: A season in Yellowstone

    Storm on Lava Creek: A season in Yellowstone

    The power of a thunderstorm thrills a newcomer to Yellowstone National Park.

  • Gathering strength from the Continental Divide

    Gathering strength from the Continental Divide

    A summer in the Rocky Mountains helps a child learn to stand up against the bullies in her life.

  • Dust and Snow

    In Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Tom Painter and other scientists study the dust in the snow and ponder its implications for future drought and weather conditions, especially in the era of global warming

  •  Adventuring on Colorado's big peaks

    Adventuring on Colorado's big peaks

    A woman finds solace and delight in climbing Colorado's highest and most challenging mountains.

  • The gift of runoff in a wet season

    The gift of runoff in a wet season

    After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.

  • A house like a buffalo

    A house like a buffalo

    A lover of old Western architecture spends his days dismantling and recycling tumbledown buildings.

  • Springtime is whine-time

    Springtime is whine-time

    Spring is the cruelest month in the Rocky Mountain West.

  • The West is always wild to the young

    Gary Lantz may lament that the West he roamed as a young man no longer exists – but to young people like his son, the West is still a magical place filled with the promise of adventure.

  • California, here we come

    California has a lot to teach the Interior West – particularly about clean energy and water conservation

  • Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies

    Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies by biologist Fred W. Rabe takes a detailed look at mountain lakes, describing their formation, geology and aquatic plants and animals

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