Books

The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
A review of En Recuerdo de, a look at the afterlife of Mexican cemeteries in the West.
A mother’s flight into the desert
A mother’s flight into the desert
An excerpt from Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me.
Sex, death and spaghetti: Jim Harrison’s last writings
Sex, death and spaghetti: Jim Harrison’s last writings
The curmudgeonly author’s last collection, published just weeks before his death, remains preoccupied with the joy of life.
Conservation for kids
'Falcon Magazine' helps children learn about wildlife and natural resource issues.
A silver lining
University of Montana economist Thomas Michael Power says the mining reform bill proposed by Rep. Nick Rahall will help the West economically.
Solitude as an alternative
Fifteen environmental groups offer the "Solitude Alternatives": a plan to protect Hells Canyon from grazing and jet-boating.
NARF at 23
The Native American Rights Fund publishes its annual report on its efforts to protect Native American religion and sacred lands.
Mining reform continued
Miners and environmentalists search for common ground in the 1872 Mining Law reform struggle at a forum in Reno.
Living history
The Arizona Humanities Council hosts "The Second Opening of the West: Ideas of Nature in Arizona.'
Las Vegas mountain mecca
The Spring Mountains Association gains National Recreation Area status for the Spring Mountains, an area within Toiyabe National Forest.
For green beat writers
The Society of Environmental Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors host two conferences for writers on the environment.
A Colorado almanac
The San Juan Almanac, a new quarterly, addresses land issues around Durango, Colo.
The future of America's rivers
American Rivers will hold a party and conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
The vagaries of western mine reclamation
A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.
Lighthawk patrols mining
The environmental air-force, Lighthawk, is available to fly journalists, activists and politicians over mines to rally support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.
For green entrepreneurs
Conference sponsored by Prescott College's Common Ground Project seeks to join business and environmental interests.
Change on the range
A range reform discussion sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Utah will feature Ed Marston, Jim Baca, Wayne Elmore, and Rose Strickland, chair of the Sierra Club's grazing subcommittee.
Unsettling the West
The fourth annual Headwaters conference explores Western culture and colonization.
Ruinous roads
The Department of the Interior is writing new rules to interpret an 1866 mining law concerning road-building.
Restarting the Hart
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove all livestock from an antelope refuge in order to conduct an ecosystem management restoration program.
Gould group gears up
An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.
Future Forests in Wyoming
An annual conservation congress will focus on "Our Forests, Our Future."
Capital of the Third World
A book review of "Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World' by David Rieff.