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  • Boom and bust, military style

    The military’s plan to close Cannon Air Force Base is being fought by nearby Clovis, N.M., a community that, like many in the West, has become spectacularly dependent on a single industry

  • Our mini-farm is probably someone else’s real thing

    The writer lives near Olympia, Washington, on a mini-farm her neighbor probably thinks is the real thing

  • The theology of growth

    The problem of gang violence in Salt Lake City offers a disturbing glimpse into the conflicted soul of Utah and the rest of the rapidly growing West

  • The Gangs of Zion

    Drawn to Utah by the Mormon Church, young Polynesians struggle to find an identity, and to escape from a seemingly endless cycle of gang-related violence

  • Tales of Colorado's high-elevation tailings

    In Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town, Gillian Klucas describes the history and the current environmental and economic struggles of the old mining town of Leadville, Colo.

  • Why we need the ranch

    The writer finds that New Westerners yearn for the ranch

  • A view of the West from on high

    In his essay collection Dragons in Paradise, George Sibley reminisces about his years in the funky mountain ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado

  • Ego gates get my goat — and that's just the beginning

    Why do newcomers to the West need to build such obnoxious entrance gates to their brand-new ranchettes?

  • On the basketball court, a confusion and profusion of races

    The writer looks on the basketball court and sees a confusion and profusion of races

  • The Western Confluence: A Guide to Governing Natural Resources

    In The Western Confluence, Matthew McKinney and William Harmon try to find practical ways to solve the West’s endless struggles over water and resource management

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