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  • Is Preble's just another meadow mouse?

    The Fish and Wildlife Service wants to delist the threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse, on the grounds that the animal is genetically identical to a more common species

  • Wyoming wildlife faces twin threats

    A major pronghorn migration route near Pinedale, Wyo., gets squeezed by new subdivisions and oil and gas drill rigs

  • A problem any city would love to have

    Boulder, Colo., is trying to figure out how to keep its beloved parks and open space from being overused

  • Looking outside the box

    In this issue, High Country News ventures outside its usual box to look at 10 serious issues facing the West in the next four years

  • In Oregon, a lesson learned the hard way

    Oregon’s famed land-use laws take a stake to the heart, thanks to voter ire and planners' failure to explain the benefits of a system that has kept strip-malls and sprawl to a minimum

  • The wages of sprawl

    A new documentary, Making Sense of Place: Phoenix, the Urban Desert, uses the Arizona megalopolis to show what happens when urban sprawl is unchecked

  • A water-and-wilderness bill kicks up dust in Nevada

    Critics say an economic development initiative could suck desert springs and rural counties dry

  • Turning water inside-out

    Many Western cities like Sierra Vista, Ariz., were built beside once-beautiful rivers which were overused and then neglected, while the cities looked elsewhere for new water sources to exploit

  • Mining town gambles on a road to riches

    The rivalry between two Colorado gambling towns has led Central City to begin building a new highway to draw visitors directly to its casinos rather than to those of its more successful neighbor, Black Hawk

  • Ballot-box democracy

    The same kind of "ballot-box planning" that’s been used to control development in small towns like Paonia, Colo., is being manipulated by Wal-Mart in its quest to build more Supercenters in the West

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