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  • 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

  • Stirring the pot

    The North Coast Journal has been published in Arcata, Calif., for almost 18 years by Judy Hodgson, a journalist who believes in stirring the pot

  • 'They both do not exist'

    Quote by Wyoming Attorney General Patrick Crank

  • Give us your poor, your uninsured...

    Many Westerners live in poverty, but even more lack health insurance

  • The longevity of place and race

    Life expectancy in the West

  • Free will flounders in the courts

    Judges throw out some libertarian ballot measures

  • Take that nuke waste and shove it

    Skull Valley Goshute Tribe’s nuclear-waste storage plan rejected

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