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  • Are mountain lions in danger of disappearing?

    Disappearing habitat and an increase in hunting quotas based on politics and guesswork are threatening the stability of mountain lion populations in the West.

  • Butte ponders the power of Evel

    Notorious daredevil Evel Knievel is the star of Butte, Montana’s "Evel Knievel Daze," but not everybody in his hometown looks up to him

  • From the backcountry to the building zoo

    Robin Pam and Erin Beller remember an adventurous summer spent documenting the historic structures of Yosemite National Park.

  • From the ground up

    The Crested Butte News, a successful independent newspaper in a small Rocky Mountain town, has come full circle and is once again owned by a chain

  • Heard Around the West

    Remembering Beverly Allen, an 80-something showgirl; nation’s largest Sitka spruce dies; all religions are weird to non-believers; Ted Turner vs. Nebraska; the benefits of being a resort town; growing pains in the West.

  • Hits and missives from Cactus Ed

    In Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast, David Petersen assembles some of the correspondence of Western writer Edward Abbey into an eminently readable but ultimately unenlightening collection.

  • In search of political dialogue

    Our theory that newcomers would, over time, change the political landscape to one more progressive in outlook, needs revision

  • Mystery in Montana

    Deirdre McNamer’s new novel, Red Rover, beautifully captures the unromantic realism of Montana’s small towns.

  • News from the gas fields

    Roughneck is a two-year-old monthly devoted to covering the oil and gas industry in Sublette County, Wyoming

  • Republicans need to claim the environmental middle ground

    Republican leaders, now holding the reins in Western politics, are better equipped to meet the challenges faced in the West and in the nation, according to the writer

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