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  • Book Reviews

    Western open space: Land of intrinsic worth

    In the anthology Home Land: Ranching and a West That Works, a wide variety of authors argue that ranching is much more than an outmoded “lifestyle.”

  • News

    Tribal victory

    In Washington state, the Yakama Tribe purchases its traditional fishing grounds at Lyle Point on the Columbia River

  • Writers on the Range

    Bring on the immigrants

    Pete Letheby says the vanishing towns of the Great Plains and Midwest ought to open a welcoming door for immigrants.

  • Writers on the Range

    Fees have become a public-lands shakedown

    Ted Williams says charging fees to use public lands is worse than extortion.

  • Book Reviews

    British writer tackles border politics

    British author Bella Pollen’s new novel, Midnight Cactus, looks at Arizona’s border issues through the eyes of an upper-class English newcomer who has left her executive husband and sought refuge in a ghost town.

  • Two Weeks in the West

    Two weeks in the West

    Western real estate slump hits suburbs, but developers keep on developing; Marijuana McMansions; copper booming; Logan, Utah, rejects dirty power; Tri-State puts off two coal power plants; animals killed by Wildlife Services

  • Book Reviews

    The granddaddy of all collaboration groups

    In his beautiful, compact book Working Wilderness, Nathan Sayres tells the story of the Malpai Borderlands Group, “the most hailed example of collaborative place-based resource management in the West.”

  • Writers on the Range

    Why the West should copy Swiss transit

    The contrast between a Mount Hood traffic jam and a week in a car-free Swiss resort convinces Bill Cook that the West needs to get serious about mass transit.

  • Writers on the Range

    Killer commutes in the rural West

    Alan Kesselheim ranks some of the gnarliest commutes in the region.

  • News

    One of Interior’s departed returns to D.C. (for a short while)

    Q and A with Ann Morgan, the former Colorado director of the BLM, who recently testified before Congress about the agency's push to open its lands to drilling.

  • Writers on the Range

    Wealthy landowners and locals wade into the ditch

    Jack Wright thinks Montanans are over-reacting to stream-access issues; after all, from the point of view of a fish, it’s a good thing when a rich man restores a stream, even if he locks out trespassers.

  • News

    The sacred and the toxic

    Just over the Arizona-Sonora border, Tohono O’odham traditionalists have joined environmental groups in fighting a proposed Mexican hazardous waste landfill.

  • News

    Rail out of town

    Gov. Schwarzenegger says “Hasta la vista” to a long-planned California high-speed rail line – at least for the moment.

  • News

    Utah county tries to rein in off-roaders

    While most of Utah's counties support unrestricted off-roading, Emery County is bucking the trend.

  • News

    Public lands “crown jewels” languish for lack of funding

    The BLM's National Landscape Conservation System will lose ground under President Bush’s proposed 2008 budget, which slashes funds by $8.56 million.

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