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  • Heard around the West

    Bunker home for sale; Utah FastPass spins out; zinfandel loses in California; fear of snakes in Mapleton, Utah; Redi Ripe fruit stickers; fighting tamarisk in California

  • Our Green Mountain

    A writer recalls the adventures he had had in Quincy, Calif., 20 years ago, when he was the youthful editor of a small-town independent paper called the Green Mountain Gazette

  • Big yellow taxi — in Duke City

    Yellow Cab is anthropology professor Robert Leonard’s poetic account of his after-dark journeys as a cab driver in Albuquerque

  • What's wrong with the EPA?

    David Schoenbrod explains why the nation’s environmental laws are not being properly implemented in Saving Our Environment From Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility and Shortchanges the People

  • A tribal renaissance

    In Blood Struggle, law professor Charles Wilkinson gives an inspiring account of Indians’ political and legal struggles during the last 50 years

  • Leave only footprints, and turn the darn phone off

    Cell phones have their uses, but they do not belong in the wilderness

  • The myth trafficker

    Keoki Skinner deals lemonade and information from his yellow fruit-stand van in the border communities of Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Mexico

  • Sleepers

    Several magazines and newspapers provide good independent commentary on water in the West, but there is always room for more

  • The wet Net

    John Orr created his "Coyote Gulch" blog to follow Denver-area politics and Colorado water issues

  • Waterblogged

    Rick Spilsbury, a Western Shoshone Indian, writes bitingly and sometimes hilariously about Nevada’s water issues on his "noshootfoot" blog

  • Online: No more talking heads

    Jennifer Napier-Pearce uses her own money to produce a Salt Lake City-based podcast called Inside Utah

  • Online: Web watchdog

    Dave Frazier started the online Boise Guardian in order to keep an eye on local government and rile his fellow citizens

  • More Radio Waves

    Independent radio series and specials cover community sustainability

  • Radio: Spice for the ears

    Hearing Voices, a collective of independent radio producers, is working to add spice to public broadcasting

  • Film: Lens of compassion

    Peter Richardson created an independent film called Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon, to illuminate a culture clash that was tearing his hometown apart

  • Zine Roundup: Gone fishing

    A 38-year-old female deckhand who calls herself Moe Bowstern created the zine called Xtra Tuf to explore the turbulent culture of the fishing industry

  • Zine Roundup: Sweet simplicity

    Since 1992, Dan Price has been publishing a hand-drawn, illustrated zine called Moonlight Chronicles from his tiny, hobbit-style home in a meadow in Joseph, Ore.

  • Undaunted muckraker

    Navajo Times reporter Marley Shebala is a fiercely determined journalist whose investigative reporting has helped bring down two tribal presidents

  • News from the gas fields

    Roughneck is a two-year-old monthly devoted to covering the oil and gas industry in Sublette County, Wyoming

  • A paper with bite

    The Taos Horse Fly, with its biting journalism, does its best to live up to its name

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