Items by Ed Quillen

Oh, deer
How do you keep muleys out of your yard?
Grasshopper plague expected this summer
Biggest infestation since 1985
Taking back the country
What are they talking about?
The accidental highway
How a deep, narrow canyon became a vital transportation corridor
Politics and currency
Changing the face on the $50 bill
The Illusory Cowboy Way
They can't all be pillars of virtue
Mules making a comeback
Amish farmers and U.S. military find them useful
When Colorado just said No
The only state that ever turned down the Winter Olympics
Green energy isn't always popular
Local opposition to solar and geothermal proposals
Green energy isn't always popular
Solar and geothermal proposals attract opposition
The easy way to purify our geography
The easy way to purify our geography
We can't change the names of places that were named for scoundrels, but we can change their namesakes.
Returning soon to a bookstore near you
A great novel will be back in print
The count is coming
West is expected to gain a few House seats
Walking with Sawdust
Perspective from an old lumberjack
An official state microbe
Perhaps we should leave that to Wisconsin
A local business, and old friend, dies
A local business, and old friend, dies
After 60 years of satisfying its small-town customers in the friendliest manner possible, the Gambles store in Salida, Colo., is going out of business.
A new line of defense
DeChristopher argues that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
The law of necessity
Necessity is no defense of bogus BLM bids
Veteran namesakes
The curious naming of Army forts
Mules aren't burros
Writers don't seem to know there's a difference
Socialism and the West
Socialism and the West
Despite our reflexive fear of the word "socialism," the West was built on subsidized government efforts.
Recession blessings
Hard times may kill major resort project
Resilience, not sustainability
Getting past a modern buzzword
Good reading
Environmentalism, politics, and population trends
Snowpacks melting sooner
Stirring up dust makes the snow melt faster
Water and the National Parks
Water and the National Parks
National parks are good for a lot of things, including keeping water in rivers.
Light bulbs and big government
What kinds of lighting are legal?
'Tis the season
Are our fall colors peaking later?
Nestle water plan approved
Colorado county approves proposal to tap springs for bottled water
Rural renaissance redux
USDA predicts another influx of Baby Boomers
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