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    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.

  • Book Reviews

    Hecho a mano

    James S. Griffith's "Hecho a Mano" uses photos and language to explore the creative folk arts of the Mexican-American residents of Tucson, Ariz.

  • Book Reviews

    Get artsy in the parks

    The National Park Service's Artist-in-Residence program invites artists, writers and musicians to live and work in some of the West's most beautiful national parks.

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    A Buffalo Commons bibliography

    A bibliography offers more information on the Buffalo Commons idea and the ecology and economics of the Great Plains.

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    Making buffalo pay

    In the Great Plains, some buffalo ranchers are trying to make the animals pay without turning them into beef cattle clones.

  • Feature

    Plains sense

    Ten years after Frank and Deborah Popper first proposed turning depopulated Great Plains counties into a 'Buffalo Commons,' their once-controversial ideas are getting more respect in the region as the population continues to decline.

  • Book Reviews

    Bring back towns

    "Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream" by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zybrk and Jeff Beck brings to life the "new urbanism" which is largely a return to old-fashioned, small-town living.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    San Francisco billionaire creates cat and dog refuge; topless fur protest; teacher dumps computers on BLM land; wild mountain cows; Cedaredge, Colo., editor takes off; hunting permit for Democrats; Sport Utility poem; bumper sticker.

  • News

    Little town shows big heart in the face of growth

    The residents of a small California town, Cambria, successfully joined with a state-funded preservation group to protect open space from a development planned by Hong Kong investors.

  • News

    Ombudsman could be town's ticket

    EPA ombudsman Robert Martin has met with Alberton, Mont., residents who say they are still suffering health effects from a 1996 train derailment that spilled toxic chemicals.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard around the West

    Robert Shields' minutia-filled diaries; Nat'l Assn. of Squash Artillery; bears in Aspen; Virgin, Utah, gun mandate; BYU vs. multi-pierced ears; Dona Nieto vs. loggers; ORVs on interstate median strips?; wearable laptops from England.

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    'No one is at the steering wheel'

    Lora Lucero of the New Mexico chapter of the American Planning Association talks about the need to balance local, community control with state guidance in land-use planning.

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    'The bridge is only part of the puzzle'

    Real estate agent and Valencia County Commissioner Alicia Aguilar talks about the need for planning in the county.

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    'It's a clash of visions'

    Tome resident Ray Garcia, president of the Historic Tome Adelino Neighborhood Association, talks about the vision behind his group.

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    'Start letting mom pack that trunk'

    In his own words, Bob Davey of the Valley Improvement Association explains the need for the highway and bridge through Tome, N.M.

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