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  • Blowing bubbles

    In the West, the real estate market is the new gold rush

  • Town Shopping

    With all the formerly cool, "undiscovered" small towns now caught up in the New West’s booming real estate frenzy, it’s getting hard to find an affordable place to call home

  • Requiem for a messy small town

    The writer lives in Whitefish, a town that’s grown rapidly rich

  • A teacher looks back at racism

    The writer talks about racism in rural Montana and how targets and responses to bigotry change.

  • A eulogy for the West that was

    In Requiem for the West, Roger Brown laments the loss of soul and solitude in the small mountain towns of the Colorado Rockies

  • Bet on Las Vegas for Western solutions

    The writer tells Westerners to look to booming Las Vegas and its problems to find likely solutions

  • Exodus

    The abandonment of the American Southwest by the Anasazi 700 years ago – and the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina today – show that all civilizations are fragile, complex, and ultimately at the mercy of the climate

  • The 'New Ranch' poster child hangs on by a thread

    Rancher Jim Williams believes the Quivira Coalition helped change his life, but restoring his arid rangeland has proved difficult, and between drought and an uncertain economy, the future of his ranch still hangs in the balance

  • Rangeland Revival

    The Quivira Coalition wants to bring peace and prosperity to the West’s public grazing lands, but some critics question whether the collaboration-based group can accomplish its goals

  • The glue in some small towns comes from a guy or gal in a truck

    The writer hails the UPS man in his small Montana town

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