Items by Betsy Marston

Heard around the West
Naked Frivolity in Boulder; Maverick Gaudreau celebrates 80 years in Grand Canyon; Agoura Hills, Calif., day laborers; "Metronatural" in Seattle; driven to crime in fancy cars
Heard around the West
Worms at work; stupid hunter tricks; fighting starlings with falcons; cemetery soccer; Schweitzer’s dang-tootin’; Mount Rushmoo
Heard around the West
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?; remembering (not always kindly) Helen Chenoweth-Hage; guilt-trips and voting; extreme fried food
Heard around the West
Guardsmen gone wild in Texas; humorous headlines; who wouldn’t love a giant fragrant pink earthworm; fixer-upper furnished with snakes; hit-and-run ATVs in Colorado; and extreme commuters in Portland
Dottie Fox, one of the greatest old broads
Dottie Fox, a tireless wilderness advocate and co-founder of the group Great Old Broads for Wilderness, dies after a long fight with cancer
Heard around the West
Bunker home for sale; Utah FastPass spins out; zinfandel loses in California; fear of snakes in Mapleton, Utah; Redi Ripe fruit stickers; fighting tamarisk in California
Heard around the West
Pretending to be an illegal immigrant; Olympia’s gangsta raccoons; advice on selling Bibles door-to-door; peculiar – and pricey – ads in Colorado; Snakes on the Ground are scaring folks in Arizona.
Heard around the West
Dirk Kempthorne and luxury RVs; The Farmer Wants a Wife, maybe; no rules (or bras) at Sturgis; look before you pee; hard-working Washington pot-growers; Arizona’s biggest marijuana farm; with defense lawyers like this one, who needs a prosecutor?; and big bird with a bad grip
Heard around the West
Nevada’s toad boom; Utah piranha; roadkill CPR; Donald Rumsfeld vs. Navajo Marine; super-rich lay claim to Montana waterway
Heard around the West
Lake Powell is draining itself; Geraldine Perkins’ New Mexico gossip column; a really hungry – and thirsty – bear cub; mammals on the grille; python vs. electric blanket; 911 is not a dating service
Heard around the West
"Pit bulls with flippers" in Newport Beach; mountain lion problems; Lewis the Cat; don’t try this on the highway; Fighting Sioux fight for sports team name
Heard around the West
Cell phone rudeness; Boy Scouts East & West; cockroach fashion accessories; bra-shopping with "the girls"; Black Gold Cattle Company Testicle Festival
Heard around the West
Running shoes for immigrants; farming fun; Red Delicious apples weren’t; Utah’s only archaeology cop; Fiasco’s Mexican Grill; Codes of the West for urban newcomers
Heard around the West
The strangest town in America; wolf vs. elk vs. anti-wolf fanatic; commuting without tears in Portland; tractor gas; energy boom humor; shooting coyotes from flying ATVs
Heard around the West
What makes Mormon crickets run; Cactus Rescue Crew; tree murder; Dick Cheney shoot-alike; gun dealers in the West; Dakota Sioux Scrabble
Heard around the West
Composting roadkill in Montana; Army mules for Afghanistan in Wyoming; obsolete Earth First! Bumper stickers; 100-year-old retiree dies; Butte’s new tourist attraction is a pit
Heard around the West
Driving a little too far off-road in California; HOV Lane is not for dummies; scrap metal thieves get creative; dream home turns nightmare; St. George, Utah, gets expensive; military recruiters get desperate
Dear friends
Matt Jenkins leaves the HCN office to become California-Great Basin correspondent; Western Slope Environmental Resource Conference and North Fork River Improvement Association hold annual meetings; visitors; "secretary" Bruce Babbitt
Heard around the West
San Francisco puts dog poop to work; stupid motorists’ tricks; warning to Mr. Cheney; Vogue tackles global warming; Alaska retools its image
Heard around the West
Sex-change doctor dies; rainy wit from Oregon; "Meth Made Easy" makes newspaper’s life hard; world’s biggest solar project slated for Nevada; GPS locates bank robbers
Heard around the West
Child-friendly in Salida; new ranchers sell out at a high price; hot real estate in ski country; water fights in L.A.; Bill Richardson’s photograph; "BioWillie."
Heard around the West
Revenge of the Mouse; The Cow That Wouldn’t Surrender; high-country heifers; Miss Nevada speaks out; womb is not a car seat; miniature cows; 65-year-old marriage in Cedaredge, Colo., started VERY young
Heard around the West
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster; driver hit by deer; Seattle vs. starlings; California criminal bear is killed; Dave Freudenthal didn’t say it; salmon-flavored soda
Heard around the West
Evolution Amber Ale; wolves, bears and elk in Yellowstone; Starbucks vs. Sambuck’s; cows adopt an elk; PETA vs. your daddy the fisherman
Heard around the West
The Lost People of Mountain Village; big-game tax-deduction scam; pigs and developers; coping with the medfly; grizzlies vs. highways in Canada
Heard around the West
Oscar Goodman sounds off; Tom Chapman vs. the Yankee Girl; LeRoy Becker loved Montana; Andrew Bisharat vs. baby boomers; cats vs. electricity; miners vs. bloomers in the Old West
Heard around the West
Old-timers can no longer ski for free at Park City; 80-year-old farmer won’t slow down; scary killer bee stories; Alaskan pork; Bluff vs. Pokershare.com; no road to new high school in Tombstone
Heard around the West
"Endangered Feces" T-shirts; troublesome T-shirts on airlines; renaming places in Oregon; outhouse races in Reno; rent-a-cave in Idaho; Parade of Homes vs. Parade of Wealth in Jackson
Heard around the West
Border collie looking for work in Boise; washing machine museum in Colorado; "parasite lost" in Wyoming; big house vs. bigger house in Utah; cyclists vs. goathead thorns in Sacramento; nude cycling in North Portland
Heard Around the West
A duck named Gooey; sea lion frat boys; Golden Gate ostrich; new Utah dinosaur; speeding in Montana; downtown living in Salt Lake City
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