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  • Conservation goals in Jackson Hole collide with a need for worker housing

    Conservation goals in Jackson Hole collide with a need for worker housing

    In Wyoming's top resort town, the desire to protect the environment and the community's character kills big affordable housing projects.

  • Town Shopping

    With all the formerly cool, "undiscovered" small towns now caught up in the New West’s booming real estate frenzy, it’s getting hard to find an affordable place to call home

  • 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

  • Under the radar

    Homeless families aren’t found only in urban areas. They’re also struggling to survive in the rural West, as shown by the story of Barbara Trivitt and her two children, who lived in a Jeep in Coos Bay, Oregon, this fall.

  • Housing keeps getting tighter all the time

    Housing keeps getting tighter all the time

    In many Western tourist towns, locals can't afford to buy houses, even as trailers and other affordable dwellings are evicted or banned outright.

  • Betting on the house

    In Las Vegas, the Bureau of Land Management offers up cheap land for affordable housing.

  • Down but not out in Missoula, Montana

    Kathryn Socie works two jobs and still can’t afford to buy a house in Missoula, but she believes that her life in Montana is well worth the sacrifice it takes.

  • As the town hollows out, one Aspen neighborhood thrives

    The Smuggler Mobile Home Park in Aspen, Colo., is a vibrant neighborhood that has survived Superfund status and soaring real estate

  • Can Vail find room for its workers?

    Vail, Colo., is facing a crisis about where to house the workers who keep the town running

  • Window Shopping: Part-Time Paradise

    Aspen, Colo., and other mountain resort towns burst with wealthy baby boomers' second, third and even fourth homes. But for much of the year those houses sit empty, and the towns are turning hollow

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