Magazine
Prodigal Dogs

February 15, 2010

Evidence suggests that wolves may have returned to Colorado, and they are here to stay.

Feature

Prodigal Dogs
Prodigal Dogs
Evidence suggests that wolves may have returned to Colorado, and they are here to stay.

Editor's Note

The paradoxical call of the wild
The paradoxical call of the wild
Wolves may be returning to Colorado on their own 70 years after their deliberate extirpation from the state.

Current

Cross(border) winds
Cross(border) winds
Facing tough opposition in the Southern California desert, companies look to build renewable energy plants in Mexico.

Uncommon Westerners

Skeletons in the closet
Skeletons in the closet
When the media reported that Everett Ruess' bones had been discovered, solving a 70-year-old mystery, Utah State Archaeologist Kevin Jones had his doubts.

Essays

The squeal of silence
The squeal of silence
Time spent alone in a cabin in the wild reminds a writer that silence is more than the absence of noise.

Book Reviews

The limits of memory
The limits of memory
Jeannette Walls' "true-life novel," Half Broke Horses, is hampered by the author's memories of her grandmother, the main character.
A dark and disjointed journey
A dark and disjointed journey
The short stories in Sam Shepard's new collection, Day out of Days, have an unhinged, distinctly Western flavor.

Writers on the Range

A nature lover's bucket list
A nature lover's bucket list
Time is running out to see the natural wonders that are endangered by rampant global warming.
Learning to live landlocked
Learning to live landlocked
After years spent on the coast of Alaska, it feels strange but wonderful to live in the very different world of dry inland Oregon.

Dear Friends

Visitors, after hours
Visitors, after hours
Visitors, after hours; moving to Missoula; remembering Mac Wells; corrections.

Evidence

One long haul
One long haul
Huge trains have begun hauling uranium tailings from a site near Moab, Utah, to a repository 30 miles away in Crescent Junction.

Two Weeks in the West

Supreme beings
Supreme beings
The Supreme Court's precedent-overturning ruling allowing more corporate money in politics raises the possibility that it plans to tackle the Commerce Clause next.

How it Works

The other Big One
The other Big One
What would happen if a killer storm like the one that walloped the West in 1862 hit California today?

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