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  • Recreation calls the shots in Moab

    Recreation calls the shots in Moab

    Making Moab a tourist destination has environmental impacts, often ignored.

  • Dewey Bridge: In memoriam

    Jim Stiles remembers Utah’s historic Dewey Bridge, which was destroyed by a fire recently.

  • Don’t book my adventure, please

    Jim Stiles inveighs against the kind of expensive, manufactured outdoor thrills that are advertised on the Internet.

  • Going wild in the city

    It’s not just the butterflies who respond to Linda Hasselstrom’s lavish wildflower garden in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

  • You ain’t from around here, are you?

    In Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed, Jim Stiles rips into the amenity-oriented tourist economy that has transformed his once-beloved Moab, but he offers little in the way of useful alternatives.

  • Death of a New Westerner

    Jim Stiles mourns the death of a good friend, a man who loved Moab, Utah, for its diversity.

  • Nostalgia is a moving target

    Curmudgeons like Jim Stiles – owner/editor of Moab’s Canyon Country Zephyr – have a lot to teach us about why it is so important for us to cling to the West that we love

  • 'Clinging hopelessly to the past'

    In his determination to cling, however hopelessly, to Utah’s past, Canyon Country Zephyr founder Jim Stiles has taken on miners, ranchers, developers, mountain bikers and – most recently – some of his fellow environmentalists

  • His playground pulls fun hogs off the publiclands

    Jeremy Parriott is working with friends to create a 320-acre extreme-sports playground near Moab, Utah, to give four-wheelers and others a place to play off the public lands

  • Moab: On the horns of a recreation dilemma

    Some of the residents of the Moab, Utah, area are losing patience with out-of-control off-highway recreation, and looking to the BLM to bring things under control

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