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  • Magic Valley Uprising

    An unusual grassroots coalition of citizen activists stops a coal-fired merchant power plant from being built in Idaho’s Magic Valley

  • Meet Idaho's Revolutionaries

    In their own words, some of the Magic Valley citizens who fought the Sempra coal plant describe the uprising and how they got involved in it

  • California, here we come

    California has a lot to teach the Interior West – particularly about clean energy and water conservation

  • A new civil rights movement is born in America

    The writer, a young immigrant from El Salvador, says a new civil rights movement is under way in America

  • Land of Disenchantment

    A native New Mexican tries to understand the heroin epidemic that is destroying the Hispano community of the Espanola Valley

  • Tierra o Muerte

    As the outside world bullies its way into northern New Mexico, the native Hispano culture has begun to fray, and today the region has the highest rate of heroin addiction in the country

  • Changing times, changing hats

    The writer sees newcomers to his small town setting a new style

  • Westerners watch as the past slips away

    The writer says goodbye to a landmark in Montrose, Colorado

  • Is everyone a Realtor?

    Realtors seem to be everywhere in the West today – including community politics

  • The next boomtown

    The discovery of heretofore "undiscovered" small towns, and their invasion by wealthy second-homeowners, brings money, problems and often disillusionment to much of the West

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