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  • Heard Around the West

    1 for the money, 2 for the show, 3 to get ready, now go, yak, go

    Jailbreaking yaks and an Elvis-impersonating hospice resident.

  • Heard Around the West

    Exercises in discretion

    A tomato plant crackdown and backcountry lewdness.

  • Perspective Why not fees on Fourteeners?

    Why not fees on Fourteeners?

    A Forest Service proposal to charge fees at popular Fourteeners might result in fewer tourists -- who spend more.

  • Heard Around the West

    A little taste of ... something

    Spicing things up with cannabis and grasshopper recipes

  • Heard Around the West

    Taking matters into their own hands

    The .22 solution

  • Editor's Note

    Culture of the Canyon

    When the author ventures down the Colorado on a raft, he discovers a world of wonders -- and a little bit of himself.

  • News Recreation on the range

    Recreation on the range

    A sheepdog attack highlights conflicts between recreators and ranchers in Colorado's increasingly popular national forests.

  • Heard Around the West

    World's largest sand trap

    Golf-ball-pitching park patron doesn't understand "leave no trace" ethic.

  • Writers on the Range Got your elk yet?

    Got your elk yet?

    It's the question of the season, one that assumes that if you live in the West, you must hunt.

  • Focus Conservation for the Adrenaline Crowd

    Conservation for the Adrenaline Crowd

    Environmentalists in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado have struggled to get recreationists behind their causes.

  • Book Reviews Books for lonely times

    Books for lonely times

    When you're camped all alone in the wilderness, there is nothing like a book to bring you comfort.

  • Two Weeks in the West Our best idea

    Our best idea

    A family trip out West in 1959, when he was 9 years old, inspired Dayton Duncan to make a new documentary series with Ken Burns, called The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

  • Writers on the Range My home on a glacier

    My home on a glacier

    The memory of two summers spent working as a dogsled guide on a glacier in Alaska will never melt away.

  • Heard Around the West

    Cuddle-fish?

    PETA pushing for cute and fuzzy name for California State Park

  • Essays The dictionary reader

    The dictionary reader

    What kind of person spends the whole summer stuck inside a cabin reading the dictionary?

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