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  • The Postal Service stamps the mythic West

    Wyoming's fight with Montana over a new Montana stamp that shows a cowboy on a bucking horse shows that the Postal Service has fallen for Western myths that have nothing to do with the states' real characters.

  • Westerners share a different reality

    A "time" magazine column about satellite radio that described the New Jersey Turnpike as "the middle of nowhere" provides unintentional humor to Westerners who know the real meaning of nowhere.

  • Why the bad rap for Mormons?

    A Utah resident wonders why so many non-Mormons have such weird ideas about members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Cybermapping the West - a new view

    A ramble through cyberspace paints an interesting "cybermap" of the West on the Web.

  • My ghost town

    The writer remembers childhood vacations spent in the Utah ghost town of Grafton, and mourns a vanishing personal and regional history.

  • Good Neighbor Handbook

    The free, illustrated "Good Neighbor Handbook," written by Katherine Bill and published by the Methow Conservancy, aims to give new arrivals in Washington's Methow Valley advice about adapting to their new home.

  • Utah town goes 'U.N. free'

    La Verkin, Utah, declares itself a "U.N. Free Zone" in a controversial ordinance that would have required U.N. supporters to identify themselves as "U.N. Agents," file "activity reports" and pay unspecified fees.

  • Out of the woods, blithe spirit

    An Idaho writer has a humorous take on the Rainbow Tribe Gathering in the state and the horrified overreaction of politicians, ranchers, Forest Service, environmentalists and Indians.

  • Dear Friends

    Feedback from readers' surveys; Jon Margolis apologizes for booboo; the many lives of Mark Matthews.

  • Benigna's Chimayo: Cuentos from the Old Plaza

    In "Benigna's Chimayo: Cuentos from the Old Plaza," Don Usner recounts the rich stories his grandmother used to tell him, when he spent childhood summers with her in Chimayo, N.M.

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