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  • 'Clinging hopelessly to the past'

    In his determination to cling, however hopelessly, to Utah’s past, Canyon Country Zephyr founder Jim Stiles has taken on miners, ranchers, developers, mountain bikers and – most recently – some of his fellow environmentalists

  • 'Re-inhabitation' revisited

    The environmental and community challenges brought to Washington's Olympic Peninsula by runaway sprawl and development have some 're-inhabiting locals' almost nostalgic for the clear-cut timber companies of 30 years ago.

  • A eulogy for the West that was

    In Requiem for the West, Roger Brown laments the loss of soul and solitude in the small mountain towns of the Colorado Rockies

  • A feminist liberal looks back at age 90

    The writer, age 90, reminisces about her feminist activism.

  • A green obsession

    Westerners, like most Americans, are deeply in love with their lawns – but in an time of increasing drought, the Kentucky bluegrass is going to have to go

  • A look at the West, in the funhouse mirror

    Old Westerners and New Westerners are equally hypocritical when it comes to caricaturing each other and not looking at themselves

  • A new civil rights movement is born in America

    The writer, a young immigrant from El Salvador, says a new civil rights movement is under way in America

  • A new twist on urbanism

    The Transportation and Land Use Collaborative in Southern California will hold a conference on "Latino New Urbanism"

  • A teacher looks back at racism

    The writer talks about racism in rural Montana and how targets and responses to bigotry change.

  • A view of the West from on high

    In his essay collection Dragons in Paradise, George Sibley reminisces about his years in the funky mountain ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado

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