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  • Your trash is my treasure

    Your trash is my treasure

    If you want to find an inexpensive, entertaining way to furnish your house, try raiding the garbage in a resort town like Crested Butte, Colo.

  • Why mining reform matters to all of us

    Alan Bernholtz, the mayor of Crested Butte, Colo., says it’s time Congress overhauled the outmoded 1872 Mining Law, which is putting his town is at risk from a proposed molybdenum mine.

  • 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

  • A natural and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains

    Gary Ferguson explores the history and culture of the backbone of the West in The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind

  • 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

  • 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

  • Who will take over the ranch?

    As private lands become the new frontier in the West’s wild real estate frenzy, ranchers are turning to land trusts in places like Gunnison, Colo., to find out how to hold on to their land and keep it open and undeveloped

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