Ray Ring's West

New grazing technology might save streams

Ray Ring | May 14, 2009 04:20 PM
Filed under: Energy & Industry , Blog Post

Cattle drink with less impact.

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How the rightwingers hold Interior hostages

Ray Ring | May 13, 2009 04:55 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Utah's Sen. Bennett caught in bind.

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No conspiracy in Libby, despite hundreds of deaths

Ray Ring | May 08, 2009 04:25 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

That's what the jury says.

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Obama's Forest Service nominee is a surprise

Ray Ring | May 07, 2009 11:25 AM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Mississipian to run Western empire?

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Some Mormons baptized Obama’s dead mother

Ray Ring | May 05, 2009 06:55 PM

The church doesn't condone it.

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Watch falcons nesting high in downtown Boise

Ray Ring | May 01, 2009 11:05 AM
Filed under: Wildlife , Blog Post

Peregrines star in live webvideo.

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Idaho-style reality TV

Ray Ring | Apr 27, 2009 12:20 PM
Filed under: Communities , Blog Post

It would include a bumpersticker that says "Potatoes Suck."

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Ex-congressman dies in Utah ATV crash

Ray Ring | Apr 19, 2009 03:05 PM
Filed under: Communities , Blog Post

It's more evidence that off-road driving is dangerous fun.

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Battle for justice in Libby might collapse quietly

Ray Ring | Apr 09, 2009 06:00 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

And green groups barely notice.

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Montana wrestles nation's boldest gun-rights bill

Ray Ring | Apr 04, 2009 06:45 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

And a few Republicans provide the key opposition to it.

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About Ray

Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.