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  • 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

  • Hits and missives from Cactus Ed

    In Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast, David Petersen assembles some of the correspondence of Western writer Edward Abbey into an eminently readable but ultimately unenlightening collection.

  • Undoing the myth of Western exceptionalism

    California’s decision to tackle global warming is a sign that the West is finally growing up enough to realize that it is not an "exceptional" place, entirely detached from the rest of the modern world.

  • Republicans need to claim the environmental middle ground

    Republican leaders, now holding the reins in Western politics, are better equipped to meet the challenges faced in the West and in the nation, according to the writer

  • Are mountain lions in danger of disappearing?

    Disappearing habitat and an increase in hunting quotas based on politics and guesswork are threatening the stability of mountain lion populations in the West.

  • In search of political dialogue

    Our theory that newcomers would, over time, change the political landscape to one more progressive in outlook, needs revision

  • Butte ponders the power of Evel

    Notorious daredevil Evel Knievel is the star of Butte, Montana’s "Evel Knievel Daze," but not everybody in his hometown looks up to him

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