Ray Ring's West

Sage grouse robot video!

Ray Ring | Apr 01, 2009 04:55 PM
Filed under: Wildlife , Blog Post

It gives the bird's-eye view of eccentric scientists as well.

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Was our last wild jaguar euthanized by mistake?

Ray Ring | Mar 29, 2009 12:50 PM
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Macho B might not have had kidney disease, says a pathologist.

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Newsitos for 3/28/09

Ray Ring | Mar 28, 2009 12:50 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Bleeding wolf package, inferior salmon, Obama vs Indian health, and Sen. Reid vs polygamy.

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Some 'stimulus' may be bad for environment

Ray Ring | Mar 27, 2009 03:05 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

For instance, billions for new roads = more drivers spewing out emissions.

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Newsitos for 3/26/09

Ray Ring | Mar 26, 2009 01:06 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Green champagne, eagle bust, backroom Mormon politics, and latest killer bees.

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Western Repubs remain split as Omni wilderness deals pass

Ray Ring | Mar 25, 2009 03:00 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

And even as the Big Greens cheer, a few Greens criticize it.

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Newsitos for 3/23/09

Ray Ring | Mar 23, 2009 12:20 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Links to a leading Western Repub, a YouTube energy czar, a nuke map and a lone wolverine.

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Newsitos for 3/20/09

Ray Ring | Mar 20, 2009 02:20 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Links to stories about birds, the Omni, a top ecologist and guns.

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Western states flex various Congressional muscles

Ray Ring | Mar 19, 2009 07:30 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Some look wimpy but might not be.

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Enviros suffer first major setback in Obama era

Ray Ring | Mar 15, 2009 01:50 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

And this battle -- over a huge public-lands law -- reveals shifts in Western politics.

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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.