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  • Life among the Bluffoons

    Life among the Bluffoons

    There may be only 200 people living in Bluff, Utah, today, but they cherish a history that goes back for centuries, along with the dramatic red-rock

  • How to find a 13,000 year-old mammoth

    How to find a 13,000 year-old mammoth

    After seeing a drawing of a wooly mammoth in a Utah cave, the author ponders on the possibility they existed along with the humans who inhabited the U.S. Southwest years ago.

  • Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal

    Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal

    The petroglyphs at Nine Mile Canyon in Utah are finally receiving some protection from oil and gas development.

  • Lake Powell’s sandstone walls speak after 232 years

    Andrew Gulliford describes how a graffiti-removal team near Lake Powell discovered a message left long ago by Spanish friars.

  • Following the Ancient Roads

    On a 10-day walk through the northwestern New Mexico desert, the author follows an ancient road that leads him from silent Indian ruins into noisy, modern gas fields

  • BLM gags an archaeologist to get out the gas

    BLM archaeologist Blaine Miller says that a slew of new oil and gas projects could harm spectacular Indian rock art and ruins in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

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