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    Land grants under the microscope

    The land-grant university system has been challenged and is slowly beginning to change.

  • Book Reviews

    A place of one's own

    "Tips on Land & Water Management for Small Farms and Ranches in Montana" is published.

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    A last laugh

    An exhibit called "The Last Laugh" displays environmental cartoons from all viewpoints.

  • News

    Midnight subdividing creates unsanitary messes

    Lax land-use laws and unscrupulous developers create poor, polluted settlements known as colonias in New Mexico.

  • Feature

    An in-your-face range scientist

    New Mexico State's Jerry Holechek believes public-lands grazing has to be changed at the roots.

  • Book Reviews

    How does a boom feel?

    A video titled "Subdividing the West: Implications of Growth' is available from Colorado State University.

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    In their footprints

    "Trading in the Past: Sandals of the Anasazi" is an exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

  • Related Stories

    Elko is halfway home

    Elko has outgrown its image of "the best small town of America."

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    Reno turns back to the river

    Photographer Peter Goin wants to create disturbing images of Reno and the Truckee River so that viewers will be moved to change things.

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    Salt Lake City: Is this still the place?

    Some Salt Lake residents worry that the world is coming too quickly to their "kingdom."

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    Learning from Las Vegas

    Las Vegas continues to grow and change as tourists, gamblers and workers flock to town.

  • Book Reviews

    Tales from the West

    The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West offers essays by 26 writers.

  • Book Reviews

    Gambling with small towns

    A University of Colorado study, Win, Lost or Draw? Gambling with America's Small Towns, finds that the three Colorado towns that allow gambling are largely unhappy with the consequences.

  • Book Reviews

    How to nominate an environmental innovator

    The Pew Scholars Program rewards environmentalists with grants.

  • News

    Life among the ruins

    A subdivision in southwestern Colorado allows buyers to build houses around Anasazi ruins.

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