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  • A Thirst for Growth

    In Sierra Vista, Ariz., a partnership of developers, environmentalists and government agencies is trying to keep the San Pedro River alive, while at the same time allowing for continued growth in this burgeoning Sunbelt city

  • Bumper stickers and the politics of rage

    The writer removes a bumper sticker after receiving too many threats

  • Free advice for tourists traveling West

    The writer explains the West’s obsession with water to travelers who might not get it

  • Living with wildlife in an urban setting

    The writer spies foxes in her Denver-area backyard, and that’s good and bad news

  • Revenge of the old-timers: The beavers are back

    The sight of a beaver swimming past a barbecue leads to speculation on the role the animal played in the settling of the West, and the current conflicted views New Westerners have about living with wildlife

  • 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

  • Roadkill is a right and privilege, and don't forget it

    The writer advises readers to bring a fork if they drive through northern Idaho: Roadkill moose could be on the menu

  • Looking for Heroes? Go to Boise, Idaho

    The writer celebrates a jury decision in Boise, Idaho

  • 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

  • Small-time ski operator fights for his life

    Texas billionaire Billy Joe "Red" McCombs wants to build "The Village at Wolf Creek" – Colorado’s largest resort village – in the heart of one of the state’s most environmentally conscious small ski areas

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