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Got warriors?

April 27, 2009

On Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, Stanford Addison – a quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler – helps Indian boys through their difficult teenage years.

Feature

Got warriors?
Got warriors?
On Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, Stanford Addison – a quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler – helps Indian boys through their difficult teenage years.
The Growth Machine is Broken
The Growth Machine is Broken
Phoenix land-use planners want to use a chunk of state trust land as a laboratory for future, more sustainable real estate development.
Surprise!
Surprise!
Surprise, Ariz., exemplifies the Arizona real estate collapse along with what many see as the rise and fall of the car-dependent Western exurb.

Editor's Note

It's the economy -- and growth and the environment -- stupid!
It's the economy -- and growth and the environment -- stupid!
The economic collapse – with its attendant slowdown in mining, drilling and development – gives Westerners a chance to pause and rethink the way we use the land.

Uncommon Westerners

The collected Sierra Nevada
The collected Sierra Nevada
Meteorologist Hal Klieforth has collected a lifetime of knowledge – and a museum’s worth of artifacts – from years spent exploring the Sierra Nevada.

Essays

The vitality of language
The vitality of language
A mother introduces her newly adopted child to the birds at a raptor rehabilitation center and teaches her their names.

Book Reviews

Renewing a battered land
Renewing a battered land
Richard Manning looks at the prairie and considers its future in Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape.
A conflict of values
A conflict of values
Michael J. Yochim writes the primer on the Yellowstone snowmobile conflict in his admirably balanced Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use.

Dear Friends

A Paonia love story
A Paonia love story
David Anderson is High Country News new advertising rep; skiers and farmers visit; Matt Klingle wins book award; corrections.

Two Weeks in the West

Champions go both ways
Champions go both ways
The Obama administration appoints environmentalists to some important positions in the Interior Department and other agencies. Also: The West faces a growing shortage of food-supply animal veterinarians.

How it Works

Coming to blows
Coming to blows
Tribal infighting is delaying a wind farm planned for Gray Mountain on the Navajo Reservation.

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