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Mapping threats on public land
Mapping threats on public land
Intimidation of federal officials is widespread across the West
Western states eye federal lands - again
Western states eye federal lands - again
The ultra-right ‘remedy’ for public lands.
House of Misrepresentatives
House of Misrepresentatives
What would happen to the West's environment if the House of Representatives had its way.
Standing up to bullies
Defuse the West
Defuse the West
Public-land employees are easy targets for a violent, government-hating fringe.
Goodbye Ray Ring — sort of
Goodbye Ray Ring — sort of
A long-time senior editor goes part-time, and HCN gains new board members.
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
Pronghorn were shot and left on the side of the road in Wyoming.
Pronghorn were shot and left on the side of the road in Wyoming.
Mishaps and mayhem from the region.
The lost navigator
The lost navigator
Before Parkinson’s, my father never needed to consult a road map.
Review of “The Color of Being Born” by Michael Cadieux.
Review of “The Color of Being Born” by Michael Cadieux.
Paintings that depict the precarious relationship between humankind and the natural world.
Midterm races to watch
Midterm races to watch
Only a handful of seats are truly up for grabs, including two in the West, and they’re being fiercely contested.
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
The old ennui
The old ennui
Review of “Funny Once” by Antonya Nelson.
Nowhere left to run
Nowhere left to run
Review of “Point of Direction” by Rachel Weaver
Reports from the front lines
Reports from the front lines
Excerpts from official accounts of threats against U.S. Forest Service and BLM employees.
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Four experts discuss threats to federal public-lands employees and where we go from here.
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