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  • 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

  • Chickens are roosting on private property in Oregon

    Buyer’s remorse is strong in Oregon, where Measure 37 has sparked a developer’s feeding frenzy that has Oregonians’ heads spinning

  • Defense company turns from rockets to real estate

    Aerospace and defense company GenCorp wants to build a new development on its former rocket-testing site near Sacramento, Calif., but critics are worried about old pollutants in the groundwater

  • Developer under fire for destroying desert

    Developer George Johnson is being sued by the state of Arizona for major violations of environmental laws, committed in the early stages of his planned La Osa Ranch development

  • Jackson can't agree on growth

    A decade after it became famous for its model land-use planning, Jackson, Wyo., is facing a stagnant downtown, crowded highways, sprawling development and sky-high real estate prices

  • Not just a ranch: Bucks and acres

    Carl Palmer hopes to make his Adobe Ranch in California an economic success to prove that open space can be financially as well as environmentally valuable

  • So far, Oregon land-use measure is more bark than bite

    Oregon’s Measure 37 has so far proven less liberating than property-rights activists thought, and less destructive than sprawl-fighters feared

  • Suburbia blasts through a national monument

    A rocky western escarpment and the Petroglyph National Monument have long held back Albuquerque’s sprawl, but now the Volcano Heights development is coming, and a controversial road through the monument may be built

  • The great ranch lands sell-off

    Environmentalists and ranchers should quit arguing about public-lands grazing and work together with the land trust movement to save the land we all love

  • Two weeks in the West

    Western real estate slump hits suburbs, but developers keep on developing; Marijuana McMansions; copper booming; Logan, Utah, rejects dirty power; Tri-State puts off two coal power plants; animals killed by Wildlife Services

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