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  • '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 confirmed railroad addict

    The condition of being a railroad buff is probably hereditary, says the writer, remembering the trains of his childhood.

  • A Hopi woman warrior is honored in Arizona

    Linda Valdez helped get the ball rolling for Arizona to rename Squaw Mountain and honor the first Hopi woman, Lori Ann Piestewa, killed in combat for America

  • A life of brutal grace

    The Boy Who Invented Skiing" is the memoir of Swain Wolfe, who spent his boyhood in a Colorado Springs tuberculosis sanatorium in the '30s

  • A lifetime of service on the North Dakota plains

    A slideshow on Joe Sorkness's 97th birthday recalls his hard and dedicated life as a country doctor in North Dakota.

  • A message from women, witnesses in black

    Susanne Severeid protests the war in Iraq by standing silent and dressed in black in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona

  • A natural and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains

    Gary Ferguson explores the history and culture of the backbone of the West in The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind

  • A new rural West is being born in Idaho

    Jerry Brady sees a new rural West emerging in Idaho

  • A paper with bite

    The Taos Horse Fly, with its biting journalism, does its best to live up to its name

  • 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.

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