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  • Stargazer aims his scopes at gas industry

    Astronomer Perry Walker uses his stargazing tools and skills to work with the oil and gas industry to prevent air pollution in Wyoming

  • Tapping into energy's fringe

    As energy companies go after "unconventional" natural gas – such as tight-sands gas and coalbed methane –the environmental impacts are becoming increasingly apparent

  • Energy companies plow some profits back into Western ground

    Raymond Plank, chairman of Apache Corp., says responsible companies like his prove that the energy industry can reduce its environmental impacts and give more back to local communities

  • Gold from the Gas Fields

    Energy companies are reaping billions from the West, but few states outside Wyoming are making sure that wealth stays at home and is invested wisely.

  • Wounded

    Wounded by Percival Everett is a modern-day Western novel with a twist

  • Horn hunters face hard times

    The rising popularity of Viagra has cut into the profits of Western antler-hunters, including Wyoming Boy Scouts

  • Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park

    In Restoring a Presence, Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf shine a light on Yellowstone’s largely forgotten American Indian heritage

  • I say: Good riddance to bad billboards

    Wyoming’s billboards are ugly, and probably outdated, too

  • Gold mining proposed in historic South Passarea

    A Canadian mining company, the Fremont Gold Corporation, plans to dig 200 test pits for a possible mining operation five miles from the South Pass National Historic Landmark in Wyoming, where wagon trains once traveled

  • Heard around the West

    Honor in bar fights; philanthropic roughnecks; salmon vs. sea lions; skunks; cowboy caviar; "Liquid Gold"; slime-mold beetles named for Bush and friends

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