Magazine
The Westerner in D.C

May 2, 2011

Debbie Sease has spent three decades on Capitol Hill, fighting for the West.

Feature

The most influential conservationist you’ve never heard of
The most influential conservationist you’ve never heard of
The Sierra Club's Debbie Sease has spent three decades on Capitol Hill, fighting for the West.

Editor's Note

Go East, young greens
Go East, young greens
What is it like to be an idealistic young environmentalist working on Capitol Hill?

Current

Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds
Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds
Federal budget cuts dry up the funding for crucial community water projects.
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
The names on the Western landscape tell a harrowing, fascinating and at times hilarious story.
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon’s Steens Mountain
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon’s Steens Mountain
Legislation protecting the mountain fails to prevent energy development proposals.

Uncommon Westerners

Bridging American Indian students' scientific achievement gap
Bridging American Indian students' scientific achievement gap
Educator Michael Ceballos breaks down the barriers keeping young Native Americans from careers in science.

Book Reviews

An epic tale of the Northwest: A review of West of Here
In his novel, Jonathan Evison tackles the far-flung history of a fictional Northwestern community.
Good-enough mothers: A review of Wrecker
Good-enough mothers: A review of Wrecker
In her second novel, Summer Wood tells the story of a troubled child and the rural, counterculture community that takes him in.

Writers on the Range

A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona
A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona
Over-zealous federal agents destroyed the unique atmosphere of the Navajo Reservation’s Hubbell Trading Post.

Dear Friends

"Shoot locally"
First annual Paonia Film Festival; Pronghorn Passage; Craig Childs wins Desert Writers Award; correction.

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