Items by Andrew Gulliford
The author attends a peculiar reunion, a meeting with the former Exxon executives who pulled the plug on oil shale three decades ago.
There may be only 200 people living in Bluff, Utah, today, but they cherish a history that goes back for centuries, along with the dramatic red-rock
After seeing a drawing of a wooly mammoth in a Utah cave, the author ponders on the possibility they existed along with the humans who inhabited the U.S. Southwest years ago.
Controversial writer Dalton Trumbo returns to his hometown of Grand Junction, Colo. -- in a bronze bathtub.
Rather than rail against Lake Powell's mere existence, conservationists should try to restore and protect the landscape that is still there.
Twenty-eight years ago, the oil shale industry abruptly pulled out of western Colorado, leaving the local economy in shambles and teaching a painful lesson.
Describing themselves as "the junkyard dogs of the environmental movement," the women of Great Old Broads for Wilderness have spent 20 looking out for the wild lands they love.
Lynell Schalk broke through the BLM’s “sagebrush ceiling” in the 1960s to become the first female special agent in the Western U.S. authorized to carry a gun.
One hundred and thirty-five years ago, Alferd E. Packer survived winter starvation in the Colorado mountains with the help of his friends -- or at least of the meat on their bones.
Andrew Gulliford gets a kick out of the humor of the West, with its emphasis on boosterism, exaggeration and outright, extravagant lying.
Andrew Gulliford describes how a graffiti-removal team near Lake Powell discovered a message left long ago by Spanish friars.
Andrew Gulliford tells the painful story of Colorado’s Camp Amache, where 14,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II.
Andrew Gulliford says his brother, who is dying of emphysema, bought the Marlboro-man myth that smoking is a Western thing.
The writer wishes Theodore Roosevelt could return and give the Republican party – and the rest of us – a good talking-to about conservation today
- John Finch on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- W John Faust on Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
- David Taft on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Ryan Stevenson on Can human judgment handle avalanches?
- Tom Gandesbery on In the middle of nowhere, a Promised Land