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  • Out of the woods, blithe spirit

    An Idaho writer has a humorous take on the Rainbow Tribe Gathering in the state and the horrified overreaction of politicians, ranchers, Forest Service, environmentalists and Indians.

  • A bird from the past, a warning for the future

    An encounter at Grand Canyon with a young California condor leads the writer to consider how - and why - we need to bring back this very endangered species.

  • West braces for Big Buildup II

    The Big Buildup on the Colorado Plateau, begun in the 1950s, ended in the 1970s when its environmental impacts became clear, but if Bush's energy policy spawns a Big Buildup II, the Plateau may never recover.

  • Environmentalism meets a fierce friend

    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Knudson of the Sacramento Bee has raised the ire of environmentalists with a new series that attacks the environmental movement for being overpaid, overzealous and "chaotic and shrill."

  • The myth of the wooden Indian

    An Indian writer wonders how the stereotype of stoic Indians ever got started, given the natural humor and wit of Indian peoples of all tribes.

  • The mythic West and the billionaire

    "Painters of the American West" museum exhibit from billionaire Philip Anschutz's collection ironically shows idealized, beautiful land, untouched by industrialists (such as Anschutz).

  • Rearranging the grid

    High Country News' publisher discusses his years on the board of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association, and the surprising common ground that has developed between the electric co-op and environmentalists like himself.

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