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  • Dear friends

    Blake Chambliss walks for affordable housing; visitors; farewell to Charlie Butcher; corrections

  • The Greening of the Plains

    A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie

  • Mining law claims mountain

    Crested Butte, Colo., residents are angry that the BLM has sold the mining giant Phelps Dodge 155 acres at the top of Mount Emmons – the town’s beloved "Red Lady" – for about $5 an acre

  • Mining town gambles on a road to riches

    The rivalry between two Colorado gambling towns has led Central City to begin building a new highway to draw visitors directly to its casinos rather than to those of its more successful neighbor, Black Hawk

  • At home on the range with 10-year-old writers and dreamers

    A teacher at a small rural school in Colorado encourages her young students to express their feelings and describe the world they live in

  • Wilderness up for lease

    Citizen-proposed wilderness areas in the West are the latest battleground in the war over oil and gas drilling on the public lands

  • Buying time against the energy assault

    Bidding on oil and gas leases for conservation purposes in places like Delta County, Colo., could prove to be a risky strategy, some environmentalists warn

  • Heard around the West

    Fargo gets trendy; confrontation at the Chuck-A-Rama; Colorado tsunami; right places, wrong photos; Reagan U. bites the dust; endangered dinosaurs; Monterey County, Calif., is "birdiest" in the country

  • A champion of 'cooperative conservation': Interior Secretary Gale Norton

    Interior Secretary Gale Norton talks to High Country News about her "Four C’s" credo: "Communication, consultation and cooperation, all in the service of conservation"

  • Laboring for the environment

    The challenge of restoring one overgrazed, weed-choked pasture is a good example of the kind of work that needs to be done in the West, to the benefit of both workers and the environment

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