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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 corps of visitors, not discoverers

    In Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes, the late historian Alvin Josephy Jr. has assembled essays by nine Indian writers who examine the Corps of Discovery from the other side of the cultural looking glass

  • A geography of the imagination

    In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define unusual geographical terms used across the country.

  • A life of words and wilderness

    Rick Bass’ memoir, Why I Came West, describes how his 20-year struggle to save Montana’s Yaak Valley held him hostage, preventing him from concentrating on writing the short fiction that he loves.

  • A Place to Stand

    In A Place to Stand, New Mexico’s finest poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca, has written a stunning memoir of his turbulent life

  • An artist's residency, unplugged

    A writer spends time in a primitive cabin in the Colorado mountains, and discovers the wonder of silence and darkness

  • Dear friends

    Rick Craig wins Nelson Algren Award; visitors; Bill Frank Jr. and John Echohawk win Wallace Stegner Award; HCN is looking for good writers

  • Dear friends

    Visitors; Las Vegas writer and historian Hal Rothman dies; farewell to Dolores LaChapelle and Ed LaChapelle

  • Dear friends

    Welcome, new interns Stephanie Paige Ogburn and Allison Gerfin; Southwest Research and Information Center celebrates 35 years; Wendell Duffield wants to know what happened to the U.S. Geological Survey

  • Healing the border with words

    Award-winning author Denise Chavez created the Border Book Festival, and founded a Cultural Center in Mesilla, N.M., to help heal the cultural wounds of the U.S.-Mexico border

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