Magazine
Pillaging the Past

April 28, 2008

Craig Childs explores the fine line that separates archeology from grave-robbing in the American Southwest.

Feature

Pillaging the Past
Craig Childs explores the fine line that separates archeology from grave-robbing in the American Southwest.

Editor's Note

Leave it alone
Archaeology is, or at least ought to be, about more than just picking up artifacts to gather dust on the shelves of crowded museum storerooms.

Uncommon Westerners

Keeper of the wildlife
Biologist Les Bighorn, a Dakota Sioux, works to restore the swift fox to its native landscape on the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Reservation.

Essays

Cold dead fingers
Ed Quillen considers Charlton Heston, the Second Amendment, and the rights, wrongs and responsibilities of gun ownership out West.
Feeding time
Will Rounds, who was once a very squeamish vegetarian, describes hacking apart the body of an elk to feed wolves at Mission:Wolf.

Book Reviews

Forces of nature
Amy Irvine’s memoir, Trespass, describes how she moved to rural Utah after her father’s suicide.
Rolling on the rivers
The essays in Page Stegner’s Adios Amigos celebrate the fragile beauty of Western rivers and the lives of the artists and explorers who journeyed down them.

Heard Around the West

Heard Around the West
A field guide to obnoxious housing; April Fool’s in Aspen; Ruby the turkey vulture; how to curb immigration; and please, baby boomers, don’t all retire at once!

Dear Friends

Dear friends
A panel of experts will debate whether gas development and recreation can coexist in western Colorado; Michelle Nijhuis wins awards; visitors; poem by Cam Scott.

News

Nuclear crossroads
Even as the federal government pushes for more nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons, cleanup lags far behind on the West’s most contaminated nuclear sites.
Remembering our atomic past
Proposed museums at Hanford’s B Reactor in Washington and Rocky Flats in Colorado would teach Westerners about the scientific triumphs – and the human tragedies – of the region’s nuclear history.

Two Weeks in the West

Two weeks in the West
Development threatens inholdings in national parks and forests; a few wilderness bills move through Congress; oil and mining booms in the West; W.R. Grace sets up trust for its victims; Homeland Security dodges enviro laws for border barriers; coal power

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