Items by Susan Tweit
A neighbor's outdoor feeding efforts endanger local deer, who might be spreading chronic wasting disease.
In 2003, Colorado's Grand Ditch was breached, causing flood damage to the Upper Colorado River and to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Bottled water is a silly idea anyway, but Nestle’s plans to bottle spring water from the high desert of Chaffee County, Colo., are beyond absurd.
Susan Tweit says the huge numbers of road-killed wildlife point to a simple fact: There are too many of us.
The western Colorado town of Uravan no longer exists, but its history of radium and uranium mining lives on.
When did paying taxes become un-American? Susan Tweit blames Joe the Plumber, symbol of the "we're-being-taxed-into-poverty" crowd.
Susan Tweit sees the growing tally of roadkill as a sign that there are too many humans threatening ecological balance.
The writer looks forward to Christo coming to her area, even though traffic jams are sure to be part of the artist’s 'Over the River.'
Award-winning author Denise Chavez created the Border Book Festival, and founded a Cultural Center in Mesilla, N.M., to help heal the cultural wounds of the U.S.-Mexico border
In the little town of Antonito, Colo., a local eccentric known as Cano is using salvaged materials like beer cans, hubcaps and scrap lumber to create an extraordinary shrine called "El Castillo."
Jeff Lee and Ann Martin of Denver are working to turn their huge personal library into a "land-study" center and residential library, the Rocky Mountain Land Library
In order to remain aware of the amount of water she uses in her dry climate, the author collects her dishwater daily, and pours it on her compost pile
Iraq has a chance to restore its fabled Mesapotamia Marshes, just as America could revive its own Colorado River Delta
The West is naturally dry, according to the writer, and people should accept that fact, especially when there is a drought.
From the outside, the National Environmental Policy Act process might as well be a foreign culture with its own, language and customs.
- The Taylors on Photos: A look at the West’s weirdest sports
- Doug Johnson on The West’s ‘new normal’: Another long season of volatile wildfires
- W John Faust on Meet the NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought
- Randy Welch on Biking bill is a smokescreen for opening up wilderness
- Jim Simons on Biking bill is a smokescreen for opening up wilderness