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  • Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states

    Big game tag auctions raise big bucks for Western states

    Hunting tag auctions may get too pricey for a lot of Western hunters, but they also raise significant money for conservation projects.

  • Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Buying out grazing permits from willing ranchers could help solve conflicts over grazing on public lands.

  • A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo

    A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo

    The retired Park Service superintendent stands by her controversial decision not to allow a major bike race in the monument, and continues to be passionate about preserving landscapes.

  • The year 2011, in apocalyptic weather events

    The year 2011, in apocalyptic weather events

    Fire and flood, snowstorms and droughts, downburst winds and desert haboobs -- 2011 brought incredibly wacky weather to the West.

  • How Christo's opponents can change your mind

    How Christo's opponents can change your mind

    Amazing, isn't it, how really wacky arguments against a thing can turn you into an unwilling supporter of it – in this case, artist Christo’s project to drape Colorado's Arkansas River.

  • The Second Second City

    The Second Second City

    A native Chicagoan who now lives in Montana goes searching for New Chicago, Mont.

  • Peril in paradise

    Peril in paradise

    In The Light in High Places, naturalist Joe Hutto considers Wyoming wilderness, bighorn sheep, cowboys and other rare Western species.

  • Ewe-haul

    Ewe-haul

    Over the last century, Wyoming has transplanted hundreds of bighorn sheep, both in-state and out, to buoy struggling herds.

  • Developer under fire for destroying desert

    Developer George Johnson is being sued by the state of Arizona for major violations of environmental laws, committed in the early stages of his planned La Osa Ranch development

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