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  • Two weeks in the West

    Cross-country skiers and snowmobilers clash over access to Logan Canyon, Utah; Mount Jefferson, Mont.; and (of course) Yellowstone; Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth steps down to be replaced by Gail Kimbell; West becomes player in national politics; bor

  • Shear Pleasure

    A photo essay follows Matt Smith and the other New Zealanders who make up the company Shear Pleasure as they travel Montana, visiting sheep ranches, shearing sheep, and drinking hard at the end of the day

  • Crafting the everyday

    Janet Finn and Ellen Crain tell the history of Butte, Mont., from the viewpoint of its women in Motherlode: Legacies of Women’s Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana.

  • Spinning coal into gasoline

    Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is eager to build a synfuels plant to turn coal into diesel, but it will neither easy nor cheap to make gas gasification a reality in the West

  • Will Montanans reject their bagman?

    Even Montanans critical of Sen. Conrad Burns admit he’s a genius at bringing home the pork – a fact that may make it harder for his Democratic challenger, Jon Tester, in the November election.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Libby, Mont., asbestos victims now eligible for disability; new wind-power farm to come to Colorado; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson petitions to protect his state’s roadless lands

  • Heard around the West

    Composting roadkill in Montana; Army mules for Afghanistan in Wyoming; obsolete Earth First! Bumper stickers; 100-year-old retiree dies; Butte’s new tourist attraction is a pit

  • Heard around the West

    Revenge of the Mouse; The Cow That Wouldn’t Surrender; high-country heifers; Miss Nevada speaks out; womb is not a car seat; miniature cows; 65-year-old marriage in Cedaredge, Colo., started VERY young

  • Handling griz: How much is enough?

    Increasing numbers of the West’s grizzly bears wear radio collars, and some environmentalists question the necessity of the practice

  • Heard around the West

    Montana cowgirls go "bareback riding" for calendar; Forest Service worker vs. mountain lions; winery pollution in Napa Valley; violent clown nabbed; plague of toads; Durango high school reunion

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