Items by Terri Likens

Stars in our eyes
The writer says there’s nothing like the night sky in the desert
Starry Eyes
When it comes to perfect starry nights, the West is always the winner
A bird from the past, a warning for the future
An encounter at Grand Canyon with a young California condor leads the writer to consider how - and why - we need to bring back this very endangered species.
Debate roars over quiet canyon
Environmentalists say new rules restricting helicopter and airplane flights in the Grand Canyon still aren't enough to restore quiet, even as air-tour operators react with anger and lawsuits.
Condors back in captivity
Due to lead poisoning, Grand Canyon California condors have been recaptured until officials can track down the source.