Magazine
Looking for Balance in Navajoland

August 22, 2011

The West’s largest tribe works to reform its government.

Feature

Navajo Monster Slayers: a tribe struggles to fight corruption
Navajo Monster Slayers: a tribe struggles to fight corruption
The West's largest tribe works to reform its government -- while keeping its traditions strong.

Current

Idaho: The CAFO state?
Idaho: The CAFO state?
Idaho rolls out the welcome mat for chicken farms and other huge livestock operations.
Invasion of the feral pigs
Invasion of the feral pigs
Feral pigs are invading New Mexico and other Western states, but biologists are working hard to stop them.
Toads on high: tracking and photographing boreal toads
Toads on high: tracking and photographing boreal toads
Biologists trek high into the Colorado Rockies in search of the rare amphibian.
Down and out in the West
Down and out in the West
Western jobless rates are still high, even as the national economy appears to be slumping again.

Editor's Note

Relying on Navajo guides
Relying on Navajo guides
In this issue's feature story, reporter Marilyn Berlin Snell turns to Navajo guides to understand the challenges facing today's tribal government.

Essays

River rafting -- no car required
River rafting -- no car required
How to enjoy a summer raft trip, fossil-fuel-free.

Writers on the Range

The casual violence of driving
The casual violence of driving
We seldom notice the animals killed by today's fast-moving cars, unless we're traveling slowly, on a bicycle.

Dear Friends

The Taj Mahal, the pyramids - and HCN?
The Taj Mahal, the pyramids - and HCN?
Summer visitors; corrections and clarifications.

Book Reviews

A life in the wild
A life in the wild
Carter Niemeyer's memoir Wolfer is the entertaining story of a government trapper who loves wildlife - especially serious predators like wolves.

Letters