Items by Ed Quillen

Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon
Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon
If national monument or wilderness designation gets more people to visit Browns Canyon, wouldn't that threaten the very resource that is supposed to be protected by that action?
How now, Browns Canyon
National Monument or no? Sen. Mark Udall solicits local input
The Gettysburg of the West?
The Gettysburg of the West?
Some historians argue that the Civil War battle at Glorieta Pass, N.M. was the West's version of Gettysburg.
A monumental proposal
In Colorado's Browns Canyon, where wilderness status has failed, will monument status succeed?
Land of Disenchantment
New Mexico looks to rebrand itself
Who's the worst of all?
Colorado's Doug Lamborn can hold his own
The postal service is slipping away
The postal service is slipping away
A great nation needs a great postal system -- even if it doesn't quite pay for itself
A Great Aridity
William deBuys' new book looks at drought and the American Southwest
Fixing what ain't broken in Foggy Bottom
Fixing what ain't broken in Foggy Bottom
The U.S. House of Representatives is wasting its time passing unnecessary and absurd laws, but at least that’s helping to keep it out of trouble.
Former New Mexico governor leaves GOP
Gary Johnson will seek Libertarian nomination for the presidency
Another try for wilderness
BLM supports designation for Browns Canyon in Colorado
How Christo's opponents can change your mind
How Christo's opponents can change your mind
Amazing, isn't it, how really wacky arguments against a thing can turn you into an unwilling supporter of it – in this case, artist Christo’s project to drape Colorado's Arkansas River.
Presidential candidates are missing the Western issues
Presidential candidates are missing the Western issues
A recent presidential debate in Nevada highlighted the candidates' lack of focus on key Western issues like water, public lands management, and tourism.
Occupation in the boondocks
The "99 percent" aren't just in cities
It pays to be walkable
Pedestrian places are worth more
The other Sept. 11 tragedy
The 1857 massacre in Utah
Environmental privilege
Sociologists look at the "slums of Aspen"
Attracting attention
Salida and other tourist towns shell out for the big bike race
BLM issues final EIS for Over the River
Fabric panels could go up in 2014
Naming the wind
Some find haboob insulting
Leadville, an old Colorado mining town, may resume mining
Leadville, an old Colorado mining town, may resume mining
As prices soar, Freeport McMoRan ponders reviving the town's Climax molybdenum mine
Montana has West's least-populated counties
And the Dakotas' counties are even smaller
It's time for Maximum Trashing Utilization
It's time for Maximum Trashing Utilization
When we have to disturb the environment, let's get the most we can out of it.
The diabetes industry
Good for the economy even if it's hard on you
Utah goes for the gold
Gold and silver designated legal tender in the Beehive State
What's in a code name?
Geronimo comes under criticism
Water truce in Colorado
East, West slopes reach an armistice
Colorado may extend bear season
Spring hunting might be restored
The hard drinkers aren't in the West
Upper Midwest is home to the serious tippling
How the Civil War shaped the West
How the Civil War shaped the West
The Civil War ended slavery -- and also determined how the West would be developed.
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