Items by Michelle Nijhuis
The University of Wyoming removes a controversial art sculpture after receiving pressure from energy industry funders
When Paonia hairdresser Sid Lewis protested billionaire Bill Koch's land swap deal in Paonia's July 4 parade; the resulting shakeup shone a light on small town and national tensions.
When a writer buys a rowing machine, her 3-year-old daughter's enthusiasm turns exercise into an adventure as they imagine rowing to reach the island of Yap in Micronesia.
Sandhill cranes and pronghorn antelope are among the many creatures that make long and arduous seasonal migrations across the West.
Wallace Stegner struggled over the ethics of writing a “fictional biography” of labor organizer Joe Hill; today, filmmakers blithely make “fictional biographies” of living characters like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Kasia Broussalian spent two sweltering months photographing the people who live along the Colorado River.
An exhausted young mother, her lively new baby, and a compassionate drunkard have a brief but lovely encounter on the plaza in Taos, N.M.
- Rich Schrader on How the West will feel groundwater shortages
- Rich Schrader on Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
- vince bandola on The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law
- Deb Dedon on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution