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  • 'Ghost fleet' in search of a final resting place

    Newport, Ore., decides the environmental and financial risks are too great to allow Bay Bridge Enterprises, a ship-recycling firm, to dismantle decommissioned military vessels at Yaquina Bay

  • 'There was just some hard hittin' going on'

    Matt Jenkins visits the annual Combine Demolition Derby in the tiny farming town of Lind, Wash.

  • A mountain of books becomes a library of the land

    Jeff Lee and Ann Martin of Denver are working to turn their huge personal library into a "land-study" center and residential library, the Rocky Mountain Land Library

  • A New Green Revolution

    In Montana’s dying farm country, "vanguard agriculture" is putting people back to work on the land

  • A pilgrim with a battered Nikon

    Albuquerque photojournalist Jaelyn deMaria has devoted the last few years to documenting the pilgrims who come to the shrine of Monte Cristo Rey on the United States-Mexico border near El Paso.

  • A smart-growth bulldog

    In the city of Albuquerque, underdog candidate Eric Griego, a critic of sprawl, challenges incumbent Mayor Marty Chavez, a pro-growth booster

  • A Thirst for Growth

    In Sierra Vista, Ariz., a partnership of developers, environmentalists and government agencies is trying to keep the San Pedro River alive, while at the same time allowing for continued growth in this burgeoning Sunbelt city

  • A Western railvolution begins

    The writer welcomes a shift from cars to light rail in Denver and other Western cities

  • Adventure travel vs. conservation

    Adventure travel vs. conservation

    A conversation with outdoor entrepreneur Bill Bryan.

  • At home on the range with 10-year-old writers and dreamers

    A teacher at a small rural school in Colorado encourages her young students to express their feelings and describe the world they live in

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