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  • Our Green Mountain

    A writer recalls the adventures he had had in Quincy, Calif., 20 years ago, when he was the youthful editor of a small-town independent paper called the Green Mountain Gazette

  • Film: Lens of compassion

    Peter Richardson created an independent film called Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon, to illuminate a culture clash that was tearing his hometown apart

  • From the ground up

    The Crested Butte News, a successful independent newspaper in a small Rocky Mountain town, has come full circle and is once again owned by a chain

  • Thanks, neighbors

    The writer is grateful to live in a community where neighborliness is a given

  • The rural West's pragmatic booster

    Economist and demographer Larry Swanson wants to help rural Western communities find a way to survive

  • Loss and renewal in the Northwest

    Steven Radosevich writes simple, painful, personal essays about the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest in his new book, Good Wood: Growth, Loss and Renewal.

  • A green obsession

    Westerners, like most Americans, are deeply in love with their lawns – but in an time of increasing drought, the Kentucky bluegrass is going to have to go

  • Nostalgia is a moving target

    Curmudgeons like Jim Stiles – owner/editor of Moab’s Canyon Country Zephyr – have a lot to teach us about why it is so important for us to cling to the West that we love

  • 'Clinging hopelessly to the past'

    In his determination to cling, however hopelessly, to Utah’s past, Canyon Country Zephyr founder Jim Stiles has taken on miners, ranchers, developers, mountain bikers and – most recently – some of his fellow environmentalists

  • Wamsutter: This Wyoming town never seems to die

    The writer loves the town of Wamsutter because it keeps bouncing back

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