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  • Braving the political winds

    Region 8 EPA official Robbie Roberts retired in June, leaving a legacy of strong critiques of runaway energy development.

  • Roan on the auction block

    Roan on the auction block

    The BLM auctioned leases on 54,631 acres in Western Colorado to the natural gas industry for a record $114 million.

  • War of Fog

    War of Fog

    UPDATED: An audio slideshow illustrating the rise of an epidemic amidst an ongoing cultural struggle.

  • Left in the lurch

    Left in the lurch

    The recent expiration of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act has left western Oregon counties without funds.

  • Taxed off the farm

    Taxed off the farm

    New enforcement of rural property tax laws could price out longtime residents in northern New Mexico counties.

  • An ancient place to wonder about our survival

    Andy Gulliford delights in the vast Canyon of the Ancients National Monument-- a living museum subject to increased gas drilling.

  • Don’t call plugging wolves hunting

    Derek Goldman criticizes Wyoming’s policy that allows wolves to be shot on sight.

  • We thought we were safe

    Gordon Gregory watched the house he’d spent four years building go up in flames, then had to flee a rental home when another fire bore down on him and his family near the smoky town of Paradise.

  • We thought we were safe

    California fire victim barely escapes

  • Taos' return to the acequias

    38 years of meetings and a price-tag of $120 million formalize old agreements

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