Items by Betsy Marston

Drop-dead bargains
At one Colorado cemetery, dying just got a little less lonely.
Get angry... or get a squeegee
University of Washington president busts out the rhetoric.
Yes, you might
Arizona State earns an "F" in presidential relations.
Déjà poo
In Wash., a 13-year pollution investigation comes to a surprising end.
And window seats for all
Western wildlife sure knows how to travel.
So, this bobcat walks into a bar...
Chaos comes to Cottonwood, Ariz.
The cat's meow
Used Spokane sofa packs a surprise.
Back from the outback
Jim Stiles returns to Utah and the Canyon Country Zephyr goes digital.
Salmonid stanzas
Fishermen trade couplets at the mouth of the Columbia.
Prickly P.R.
Colorado Division of Wildlife puts a polish on Porcupines.
Kraut, morels and moose
Wheelin' and dealin' at the Missoula "meat swap."
Kills the Unconventional
...a fitting surname for Facebook.
Man's best... hen?
So long, Fido. Suburbanites are switching to chickens.
Ode on a glue factory?
Denver airport's blue mustang statue inspires horror, haiku.
The death of No. 6
Randy, irascible Yellowstone elk bids ignominious adieu.
The burning billboard
Ad campaign urges Coloradans to evolve beyond religion
Cactus carnage
Arizona power company shreds saguaros.
7-Eleven: the Final Frontier
Star Trek weapon wielded in Colo. Robberies
Bullets, bomb threats, cowgirls and the blues
Life and times at the Seattle P-I
Aquatic invasive: $29.95
Voracious African frogs arrive via online retail.
"But enough about you..."
With a flurry of self-portraits, Kempthorne bids adieu
The dangerous, dusty trail
Hikers and bikers in Boulder encounter hazardous cow
Those cantankerous locals
Wild javelina chomps tourist in outdoor Arizona museum
Behold, a pale horse...
...in a Wyoming snowstorm, in the road, with a tipsy guy perched upon it.
Anyone want some wolves?
Idaho senate says, "Let's just give ours away."
Boozing with big brother
Utah lawman wants to register drinkers
Parking is primo in Vail
Cars need pampering, too.
A blaze of bullets
A fire that was like the Fourth of July.
Dinosaur dance steps -- maybe
What made holes in the rock 190 million years ago?
Leave those cactus alone
They're poaching saguaro like no tomorrow.
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