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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

  • A battle for the land – and soul – of the West

    In Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America, photographer Stephen Trimble tells the story of the controversial Snowbasin ski development in Utah.

  • Ancient archaeological secret is revealed

    Archaeologists are thrilled about the state of Utah’s acquisition of Waldo Wilcox’s Range Creek Canyon ranch, site of a thousand-year-old Frement Indian settlement

  • Audio: High Country Views, episode 2

    Audio: High Country Views, episode 2

    Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.

  • Bay bags his way to the top

    Brian Bay of Sandy, Utah, is the world champion of grocery-store baggers, following his triumph at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Competition.

  • Beehive state may get new wilderness — and more

    In Utah, an "omnibus" public-lands bill may create several new wilderness areas near Zion National Park, but at the same time authorize the auction of federal lands for development

  • Being Green in the Land of the Saints

    Mormons are often stereotyped as conservative anti-environmentalists, but Utah activists Richard Ingebretsen and Chris Peterson of the Glen Canyon Institute want to convince fellow believers that it’s OK to be green

  • Colorado River kisses a toxic mess good-bye

    The Department of Energy finally agrees to move the Atlas uranium mine tailings pile away from Moab, Utah, and the flood risk of the Colorado River.

  • Congress bets on oil shale

    Northeastern Utah, southern Wyoming and western Colorado are humming with new talk of oil shale, but industry insiders say that the technology has years to go before oil shale development is financially and environmentally viable

  • Death of a New Westerner

    Jim Stiles mourns the death of a good friend, a man who loved Moab, Utah, for its diversity.

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