Items by Ed Quillen

Conscience and the constitution
Colorado sheriff says he might arrest forest rangers
Confronting scofflaws
What do you do when dirt bikes appear where they shouldn't?
Arizona the trendsetter?
Utah passes immigration law
Forests will recover from pine beetle
But the trees will be different
Rocks on the road
Highway closed for nearly a week
Western brain drain
Our states lag in education, white-collar jobs
The latest "War on the West"
The latest "War on the West"
Western jobs are under attack, according to the Western Caucus, but its members have an outdated view of the region's economy.
Make my state gun a popgun
Make my state gun a popgun
Now that Utah's aiming to designate an Official State Gun, what firearms will the other Western states decide to honor?
Official State Guns
How might other states follow Utah's lead?
The peculiar geography of tragedy
When place names get bad reputations
The return of nullification
Idaho claims power to ignore federal law
Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist
Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist
He may not have meant to do so, but Ronald Reagan ended up helping the West's environment.
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day
No festivals in the boondocks
Arizona shooting poses another threat to democracy
Public officials may get even more isolated
Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist
Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist
Former president's poor economic record had environmental benefits.
Taking storms in stride
Life's easier when you don't have to go anywhere
Forecasting 2011
Forecasting 2011
Columnist Ed Quillen peers into his crystal ball to see what's in store for the West next year.
When tumbleweeds quit tumbling
Dead weeds block a trail
The start of the sesquicentennial
Remembering a war about slavery in the West
A loss to our heritage
Don Garate will be missed
Westerners and the White House
Fomer New Mexico governor's name being floated for GOP 2010 race
Sunshine and transmission lines
"Green" doesn't keep controversy away
Training for Afghanistan
That's what the West is good for, according to the Defense Department
Tanned, rested and ready?
McInnis says he may run again someday
Colorado Democrats shouldn't celebrate too much
Republicans actually did pretty well in the state's midterm election
River course restored after recovery diversion
The Arkansas River returns to normal above Frog Rock
Denver mayor accused of trashing rural residents
Democratic candidate for governor refers to "backward thinking" in the boondocks
La Niña winter expected
West wet in the north, dry to the south
Western states seem typical in new study
Some are very well run, some aren't, and most are in the middle
In defense of wood heat
In defense of wood heat
Why not burn trees where they'll do some good -- in your woodstove?
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