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  • Heard Around the West

    Arborcide outside Las Vegas; repossessing a family; Merry Christmoose in Alaska; interior earthworks in New York; snowplowing on Red Mountain Pass.

  • The West’s wacky weather

    The West’s weather is full of surprises this spring, with snowstorms, windstorms, rain and wildfires all happening at the same time.

  • Heard Around the West

    John Slemp takes the ride of his life, into a volcano; Douglas Bruce strikes again; cow-pie tossing and other delights; imposter dog?; “jingle mail”; and “virtual” border fence is a botched-up bust.

  • Avalanche education for all

    Avalanche education for all

    In Ketchum, Idaho, Janet Kellam tries to educate the locals about the danger of avalanches.

  • Avalanches for dummies

    Avalanches for dummies

    A certified crash-test dummy known as Homer helps Montana engineering professor Robb Larson study the effects of avalanches on the human body.

  • Heard around the West

    Man vs. lion; skiers vs. avalanche; Ed Bangs and wolves; Utah constitutional amendments; trigger-happy hunter in Montana; annoying off-road VW ads

  • Heard around the West

    Avalanches galore in the San Juan Mountains; a monstrous monster home in Jackson; "inattention blindness" on the highway; nice millionaires join the Yellowstone Club; exotic career day advice in Albuquerque; dog survives eagle snatching

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