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  • Down the alleys and through the collectibles

    Bill Croke enjoys a rite of spring peculiar to small towns: Strolling the neighborhood alleys and snooping to see what everyone’s up to.

  • Picture a town that celebrates its old businesses

    Linda Hasselstrom muses sadly over the closing of a 118-year-old drugstore in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo.

  • Fill 'er up with moonshine

    Chris Myles plans to fuel his vehicles with homebrewed ethanol, made in a still he built at his home in Silverton, Colo.

  • Under the radar

    Homeless families aren’t found only in urban areas. They’re also struggling to survive in the rural West, as shown by the story of Barbara Trivitt and her two children, who lived in a Jeep in Coos Bay, Oregon, this fall.

  • The merry — and meditative — farmer

    In Blithe Tomato, Mike Madison writes engagingly about working the land on a small farm in California’s Central Valley

  • The noisy democracy of the West

    The revised edition of Peter Decker’s Old Fences, New Neighbors examines the changes that population growth has brought to remote Ouray County in western Colorado

  • Heard around the West

    The strangest town in America; wolf vs. elk vs. anti-wolf fanatic; commuting without tears in Portland; tractor gas; energy boom humor; shooting coyotes from flying ATVs

  • The next boomtown

    The discovery of heretofore "undiscovered" small towns, and their invasion by wealthy second-homeowners, brings money, problems and often disillusionment to much of the West

  • Town Shopping

    With all the formerly cool, "undiscovered" small towns now caught up in the New West’s booming real estate frenzy, it’s getting hard to find an affordable place to call home

  • Just where is that home on the range?

    A View from the Inland Empire, a new collection of essays from Stephen J. Lyons, is an honest account of coming to — and later leaving — the West, and in the process learning about home and heart and family

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