Items by Francisco Tharp

Another kind of hero
In The Legend of Colton H. Bryant Alexandra Fuller recreates the life of a young man who was killed on a drilling rig in Wyoming.
Boom! Boom!
An energy boom of unprecedented proportions is transforming western Colorado towns like Rifle, which just recently recovered from the last big energy boom – and a catastrophic bust.
Can wildlife weather the gas boom?
Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham
Jaguar's road to recovery unmapped
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a recovery plan for the big cat "would not advance conservation"
Can wildlife weather the gas boom?
Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham
Return of the Teton Dam?
Idaho may rebuild the reservoir that once drowned four towns
A rough road to repair
Abandoned logging routes wash $1.3 billion of trouble into Northwestern watersheds
Yellowstone grazing allotments
Buyouts and tradeoffs
Guarding Galisteo
Pushing the limits of local control over energy companies
Dems reach out to Native Americans
Presidential candidates promise hopeful future out of "tragic past"
Slideshow: Crossing the ‘Berlin Wall’ for wildlife
The bridge, now in the design phase, would be Colorado’s first, but construction depends on securing the $4 million-$8 million needed for the project.
Sheep station to explore environmental hoofprint
Overdue eco-study settles USDA lawsuit
Mining the West
A potpourri of maps and graphics illustrates the complex nature of hardrock mining in the West today.
Mining reform has one foot in the door
Bill passes House, but Senate expected to start from scratch
Dear friends
New winter interns Francisco Tharp and Evelyn Schlatter; clarification
Death in the Delta
Thirsty Californians find record low fish populations
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