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Fallon’s deadly legacy
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March 3, 2014

A small Nevada town struggles with a legacy of cancer, a Californian works to protect ancient petroglyphs in the face of solar development, the newly unendangered minnow, and more.

Feature

Fallon, Nevada’s deadly legacy
Fallon, Nevada’s deadly legacy
In a small town once plagued by childhood cancer, some families still search for answers.

Current

The little fish that could
The little fish that could
An endangered Oregon minnow recovers, while many native fish still struggle.
The legend behind Salvation Mountain
The legend behind Salvation Mountain
Artist Leonard Knight dies at 82.
Silver (state) bullet
Silver (state) bullet
A proposed Mexico-to-Canada highway gets mixed reactions.
The Latest: New EPA rules for diesel in fracking
The Latest: New EPA rules for diesel in fracking
Now companies need a permit to use the controversial ingredient.

Editor's Note

Looking after we leap
Looking after we leap
Uncertainty about the effects of chemicals and environmental contaminants on human health often justifies lax regulation. Should it?

Uncommon Westerners

The geoglyph guardian
The geoglyph guardian
Alfredo Figueroa fights to protect ancient land art in southern California.

Essays

Birthday of the burning boot
Birthday of the burning boot
Making peace with growing older, on a hike near Patagonia, Arizona.

Dear Friends

Goodbye, Hello
Goodbye, Hello
Board of directors meeting, visits from friends and remembrances.

Book Reviews

Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Artwork curated by Barbara C. Matilsky shows a changing landscape.
Brutal frontier
Brutal frontier
A review of ‘The Son' by Philipp Meyer.
Hope and history
Hope and history
A review of ‘In the Light of Justice’ by Walter Echo-Hawk

Heard Around the West

Letters