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  • Mountain towns and the persistence of the weird

    Mountain towns and the persistence of the weird

    The folks in Telluride, Colo., no longer chicken-pick live chickens, but they still indulge in skitching, bike polo, broomball and other odd pastimes.

  • Credo: The People’s West

    Photographer Stephen Trimble offers suggestions for how citizens and communities can reinvent their relationship with the Western landscape.

  • Home, home on the cyber-range

    Sandra Fults loves pinecam.com, a community Internet site that shares the weather and a whole lot more with the people of Colorado’s Front Range.

  • Men with boots

    The transformation of once-scrappy mining towns like Silverton, Colo., and Superior, Ariz., into trendy tourist havens is bound to leave the locals with mixed feelings and some nostalgia.

  • Rhubarb: It tastes like spring

    Christina Nealson scours her small town’s alleyways, looking for rhubarb with a recipe in hand.

  • Paint it red and call it fine Western dining

    Rob Pudim ranks Western cuisine according to the lavishness with which the ketchup is dispensed.

  • Bring on the immigrants

    Pete Letheby says the vanishing towns of the Great Plains and Midwest ought to open a welcoming door for immigrants.

  • When the going gets tough, the tough collaborate

    Sometimes it seems that only the impact of a severe drought can get Westerners to work together on water issues

  • 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.

  • The strange attraction of the “breakfast thing”

    Rob Pudim casts a curious eye on the small-town Western “breakfast thing,” where old codgers gather around a café table to flirt with the waitress and talk about nothing in particular.

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