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A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
A gang of goats; Western weed booms; crow funerals
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Our photo contest is underway!
Our photo contest is underway!
A heat wave, staffing changes, and more dear friends.
Latest: Utah counties claim access to old roads
Latest: Utah counties claim access to old roads
A convoluted legal battle takes a step forward.
The West braces for a “cosmic traffic jam”
The West braces for a “cosmic traffic jam”
Hordes of travelers have filled up campsites and hotels in preparation.
Recognizing California’s invisible activists
Recognizing California’s invisible activists
We are seeing a mounting intolerance toward undocumented farmworkers.
No empathy
Los promotores
Los promotores
En medio de los basureros tóxicos de California, los activistas trabajan solos.
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
Dancers and artists inspired by Wallace Stegner celebrate the geography of hope.
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
As the climate changes, dams face new challenges for water rights and releases.
Latest: Duel over Owens Valley water intensifies
Latest: Duel over Owens Valley water intensifies
A county uses eminent domain to try to reclaim land taken by LA.
Legal scholars dispute whether monuments are permanent
Legal scholars dispute whether monuments are permanent
Courts likely will decide the fate of designations threatened by Trump’s review.
Death and dying are different in the West
Death and dying are different in the West
The rugged individualist mentality of the region extends to medical aid in dying.
Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority
Under Trump, tribal land ownership is not a priority
Hearings and Interior statements signal a step back for tribes trying to acquire lands.
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Drilling threatens Dinosaur National Monument — again
Old public-lands battles are rekindled as Interior prioritizes oil and gas.
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
Spanning eras, coastal rocks inspire a poet and photographer.
Paonia parades and more additions to staff
Paonia parades and more additions to staff
We’ve fooled them! Our interns and fellow decided to stick around.
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
An angler documents his pursuit of the uglier species.