People & Places

As sediment builds, one dam faces its comeuppance
As sediment builds, one dam faces its comeuppance
Officials at a Colorado reservoir are reckoning with decades of accumulation.
Take a job, create another
Take a job, create another
Despite mounting evidence, the myth of job-stealing immigrants persists.
Why save the small town?
Why save the small town?
Cities may seem inevitable, but rural communities are finding ways to hang on.
A new use for old produce
A new use for old produce
Inside the cross-border operation that saves fresh food from the trash.
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
An artist’s connection to the landscape through her paintings.
Naked in the desert
Naked in the desert
The sunburned, imperfect and deeper wild of the human body.
In Wyoming, a cautious public lands victory
In Wyoming, a cautious public lands victory
Grassroots efforts to fight land transfer bills have succeeded — for now.
The climate fight isn’t just about facts
The climate fight isn’t just about facts
We should be talking about values and the kind of world we want.
All the presidents’ dogs
All the presidents’ dogs
What sort of canine companion might Donald Trump bring to the White House?
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
Two new fiction works from Big Sky Country crave human connectivity.
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
A new collection examines the elaborate cars and their place in Mexican-American culture.
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
A new collection of short stories offers a portrait of people on the fringes.
How to name a rose
How to name a rose
A recent book provides a road map to finding literature in nature.
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
An author returns West, looking for unexpected intersections.
Who was ‘the last wild Indian’?
Who was ‘the last wild Indian’?
Reflecting on the life of an iconic Native American who never revealed his true name.
What to do if you’re angry about ‘our new corporate overlords’
What to do if you’re angry about ‘our new corporate overlords’
Regard your wallet as your daily voting booth.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The Park Service centennial celebration’s damage to the lands
The Park Service centennial celebration’s damage to the lands
The numbers behind the 100th year celebration of our overflowing parks.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
How Oregon predicted Trump’s partisan politics more than a decade ago
How Oregon predicted Trump’s partisan politics more than a decade ago
Timber communities gave way to right-wing nostalgia and a wave of progressive populism.
How to keep independent bookstores alive
How to keep independent bookstores alive
We need bookstores that answer only to their communities.
We talked to protesters at Standing Rock. Here’s what they learned.
We talked to protesters at Standing Rock. Here’s what they learned.
What protesters are thinking as crowds dissipate and cold seizes camp.
A new direction for indoor growers
A new direction for indoor growers
Vertical farming rises to meet growing demand for local, organic food.