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  • The Far East yearns for the wild West

    The Wild West lives on in a distinctly Eastern way at Western Village in Imaichi, Japan, sister city of Rapid City, S.D.

  • The Far East yearns for the Wild West

    The writer visits an Old West theme park in Japan and compares it to theme parks close to his home in South Dakota

  • You can't plant a prairie

    Prairie advocates like Jim Stubbendieck are trying to restore sodbusted land and replant prairies, a task they acknowledge may be almost impossible

  • The Greening of the Plains

    A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie

  • Jetboats stir up the Frank

    Jetboats and planes could increase in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, ignoring three illegal hunting lodges along the Salmon River. George Nickas of Montana-based Wilderness Watch has appealed the new management plan, saying the largest

  • Looking for the curve on the Great Plains

    The writer has mixed feelings about repopulating the Great Plains

  • Whose thousand words?

    Print the Legend: Photography and the American West by Martha Sandweiss takes a hard and thoughtful look at the historical uses of photography in the West

  • Gas wells wash out habitat

    Environmental scientist James Gore warns that the water that coalbed methane wells pours into streams could wipe out up to 30 aquatic species in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana

  • Getting high in class

    Bruce Gordon started his nonprofit EcoFlight in Aspen, Colo., to take kids out of the classroom and let them see environmental issues from above, in his Cessna 210

  • State struggling to keep up with CBM

    A state task force says pollution regulations for coalbed methane wells are severely under-enforced in Wyoming

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