Items by Steve Voynick
As mountain towns get more accessible and lively, even in midwinter, the author relishes the way his tiny, remote town slows to a stop once the mountain pass highway is closed for the season
One of the West’s funkiest icons, the jackalope, was born in Douglas, Wyo., in 1932, the creation of the late Douglas Herrick
Seventy years ago, Douglas Herrick attached antelope horns to the head of a stuffed jackrabbit, and one of the West’s most enduring and beloved icons – the jackalope – was brought to life in Wyoming
Every year, a new team of economic-development consultants comes to Leadville, Colo., to peddle false hopes about the troubled town’s future.
Twenty years after its longtime mainstay, the Climax Molybdenum Mine, closed, Leadville, Colo., is still groping for a secure economy and a new identity.
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