Communities

A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
Plans for Colorado’s Camp Hale balance restoration and commemoration.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
Racism against Native Americans persists
Racism against Native Americans persists
A Rosebud Sioux woman reflects on the ways prejudice pervades Rapid City.
Aspen: A colonial power with angst
Growth in Aspen reverberates throughout the state.
Small towns under siege
Small towns in the West are threatened by urban refugees and other newcomers.
How the West was liquidated
An essay on the economics of the development of the frontier.
Wanted: Women writers
Several women editors plan a book written by women who farm, ranch and work the land.
Not small for long
A writer ranks the top 10 towns in America (Elko, Nev., wins).
Fossil battle continues
The Black Hills Institute's battle for dinosaur bones continues.
Utah county moves fast
Utah's Grand County Road Board can't continue the Book Cliffs project.
Rhymes from the range attract 8,000
Cowboy poets gather in Elko, Nevada.
Earth art
'Ecoart! Earth Friendly Art and Craft Experiences' for 3 to 9 year olds is reviewed.
Ask for me tomorrow, and you will find me a grave man
Photographs from 'Scoring in Heaven: Gravestones and Cemetery Art of the American Sunbelt States'.
A famous skeleton returns to the earth
A paleoIndian skeleton is reburied in Idaho.
How two logging towns were lost
An essay on growing up in Hilt, Calif., and Happy Camp, Calif.
Don't look for free inquiry at the West's land-grant colleges
Essay on the role of western academics in policy decisions.
Boom town for sale - cheap
A nuclear power company attempts to sell a mining town after the uranium market collapses.
Landowners turn the Fifth into sharp-pointed sword
Several lawsuits say the government should compensate for land devalued in "takings" cases.
Justice in Nevada
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 helps nab a pot hunter.
Washington rancher spurns subdividers
A rancher decides to preserve land by selling it to the Bureau of Land Management rather than selling out to developers.
Reno turns back to the river
Photographer Peter Goin wants to create disturbing images of Reno and the Truckee River so that viewers will be moved to change things.
Careful planning avoids takings
A cautious approach can help a community avoid "takings" lawsuits.
Resort towns battle monsters
Resort towns try to stop proliferation of "monster" homes.
The astronomer
Astronomer Peter Strittmatter defends observatories as "benign places."