Items by Lou Bendrick

Why Greens need blue blazers
Greenies, until America becomes less pretentious, your party needs to trade in tie-dye for the uniform of power: gray flannel trousers and a nice, pink-pinstriped shirt
Why Greens need blue blazers
Lou Bendrick advises wanna-be Western politicians to pick preppy green and pink
What's in a name? Just ask Dwayne or Trucklene
An encounter in a bar with a guy named Dwayne causes a writer named Mary Lou to ponder the hidden meanings lurking behind first names in the West.
I am an Inuit warrior
It's not easy being a person who lives in a high mountain ski town but hates snow and winter weather.
Native American wannabes: Beware the Weasel Spirit
A Telluride, Colo., woman, irked by the way some New Age whites cannibalize Indian spirituality, has taken on the name of "White Dork" and the totem animal weasel.
Horses shy from competition
Horses and riders are being crowded off Western trails by mountain bikers and ORVers, and some have formed the Back Country Horsemen group to fight back.
Happy campers we shall always be
Although boring food, banged-up bodies and origami maps make camping a lot harder than it looks in the Dodge Dakota commercials, something like a middle-of-the-night look at the Milky Way makes all the trouble worthwhile.