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  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    Sacajawea and York honored at last; wind farm on Nev. Test Site; 60 years stealing electricity; housing prices, traffic woes in N. Calif.; houses in Jackson Hole; drivers can't drink in Wyo.; parking ticket scofflaws in Denver; Utah atheists on war path.

  • Book Reviews

    The other Mexico

    In "True Tales from Another Mexico," journalist Sam Quinones explores the "unofficial Mexico" and its stubborn innovators, risk-takers and rebels, whose stories seldom make the news.

  • Related Stories

    Hung out to dry

    Many of the Mexican and Mexican-American residents of Texas' border colonias lost their jobs when NAFTA moved a lot of industry south of the border.

  • News

    Last stand for a roadside attraction

    Cody, Wyo., historian Bob Edgar fears that his Old Trail Town, a "virtual" frontier settlement created using relocated historic buildings and cabins, is threatened by the city's plan to buy and develop nearby open space.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    California; Vail's Lawn Chair Team, Idaho's Red Hot Mamas; Jackson Hole house prices; conservatives vs. Colo. Springs Independent; Utah store owner censors movies; Utah's "porn czarina"; Kane County Sheriff claims roads; Nevada's Legislature.

  • Essays

    The mythic West and the billionaire

    "Painters of the American West" museum exhibit from billionaire Philip Anschutz's collection ironically shows idealized, beautiful land, untouched by industrialists (such as Anschutz).

  • News

    Land trust becomes green developer

    In Washington, the Trust for Public Land has worked out a tentative plan to preserve 1,020 acres along the Methow River, long sought by developers.

  • Uncommon Westerners

    How to draw a duck

    Biologist Betsy Whitehill is remembered for a vibrant, loving life that included teaching Alaskan schoolchildren how to draw ducks.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    Arcata, Calif., "eco-house"; metal pink pig in Joseph, Ore., gets the boot; tidying up utility poles in Portland, Ore.; fancy fruit gift boxes; sagebrush seed rustlers caught in Hanford, Wash.; Reno comedians replaced by bingo.

  • Book Reviews

    Assessing Sunbelt sprawl

    A new report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, "Hits and Misses: Fast Growth in Metropolitan Phoenix," takes a hard look at the rapid growth of the sprawling Sunbelt metropolis.

  • Book Reviews

    Men without women

    "Speaking through the Aspens: Basque Tree Carvings in California and Nevada," by J. Mallea-Olaetxe, studies and celebrates the 'arborglyphs' left on tree trunks by lonesome Basque sheepherders over the last century.

  • Book Reviews

    Easement saves artifacts

    A new kind of easement, put together by the Montezuma Land Conservancy and landowner Don Dove, will protect ruins and buried artifacts on archaeologically rich land near Cortez, Colorado.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    Anti-environmental jargon; carless in Seattle; homeowners vs. hikers on trail near Seattle; better cow-herding through electricity; sagebrush seed rustling; half.com, Ore.; learning from moose poop.

  • Book Reviews

    X-rated on the rocks

    "The Serpent and the Sacred Fire: Fertility Images in Southwest Rock Art," by Dennis Slifer, takes a look at the sexual imagery of much Southwestern rock art.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    Cattle vs. motorists; Mont. Gov.-elect happy to be industry's lap dog; bumper stickers; ORVers superior to hikers?; legumes more valuable due to mad-cow disease scare; do fish feel pain?; when good sea otters go bad; guerilla bumper stickers on SUVs.

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