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    Utah ranch to remain whole

    The Nature Conservancy purchases the Dugout Ranch near Canyonlands National Park in Utah, to prevent the land from being subdivided and developed.

  • Book Reviews

    How to talk Western

    Thomas L. Clark's new book, "Western Lore and Language: A Dictionary for Enthusiasts of the American West," documents Western slang.

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    Overworked and under-appreciated

    The report, "Working in Durango, Colorado," documents the economic inequity of a booming Colorado town.

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    Literary natural history

    "Literary Natural History: Scientists and Artists" is a series of free public readings October through April.

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    Salt Lake has an Olympian traffic jam

    Utah's plan to enlarge I-15 in Salt Lake City worries some environmentalists, farmers and hunters, who say the proposed highway corridor includes lakeside wetlands and farmland.

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    Advice for visitors to Rock Springs

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    What is a Navajo taco?

    Curiosity leads a writer to research the origins of Taco Time's "Navajo Taco."

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    The artist

    Montana artist Dana Boussard in her own words on the duty of artists to grapple with the changing West.

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    A new breed of artists depicts Montana - cyanide leach fields and all

    Contemporary Montana artists create protest art as they try to depict the real Montana.

  • Book Reviews

    Will the real West please stand up?

    An exhibit in Denver, Colo., called "The Real West" re-examines old myths but pulls some punches, too.

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    A confirmed railroad addict

    The condition of being a railroad buff is probably hereditary, says the writer, remembering the trains of his childhood.

  • Feature

    Disappearing railroad blues

    The merger of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads creates a monopoly that may leave some of Colorado and Utah's working towns without rail transport for their coal.

  • Book Reviews

    Mountain outposts of empire

    A review of Tom Wolf's "Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains."

  • Book Reviews

    Lessons of Lewis and Clark

    Daniel Botkin's book, "Our Natural History: the Lessons of Lewis and Clark," describes the Western wilderness the explorers saw in 1804-1806 and compares it to the West of today.

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    The Country Doctor

    Reserve, N.M., Dr. Mark Unverzagt, in his own words, on the often overlooked middle ground in Catron County.

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