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October 14, 2013

An Apache from Oklahoma fights his kin to build a casino and bring his people home to New Mexico. Plus how we can learn to live with flooding, New Mexico’s attempt to roll back groundwater protections, the mysterious reappearance of a special bumblebee species, and more.

Feature

A new Apache homeland in New Mexico?
A new Apache homeland in New Mexico?
An Okie Apache fights his kin to build a casino and bring his people home.

Current

Lessons from the flooded Front Range
Lessons from the flooded Front Range
The September floods give us a chance to learn how to better cope with inevitable natural disasters.
The mysterious reappearance of the white-bottomed bee
The mysterious reappearance of the white-bottomed bee
A Western species that crashed in the 1990s may be making a comeback in Washington and Colorado.
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
Under Gov. Susana Martinez, the state is rolling back some of its strongest environmental protections.
The Latest: In Oregon, a record number of spawning salmon
The Latest: In Oregon, a record number of spawning salmon
For the first time since 1938, 1 million salmon passed Bonneville Dam to spawn.
The Latest: A House bill would double timber harvest
The Latest: A House bill would double timber harvest
Proposed legislation would increase logging in national forests and curb environmental review.
The fungus among us
The fungus among us
Over the past decade, the West has seen an increase in some rare but scary illnesses.
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.

Editor's Note

Tribal casinos don’t like competition
Tribal casinos don’t like competition
The Fort Sill Apache want to build a casino in New Mexico, but established gaming tribes oppose their efforts.

Essays

Dispatch from Twiggley Island: an essay
Dispatch from Twiggley Island: an essay
Neighbors band together to survive after the Colorado floods.

Book Reviews

A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
Joan Carpenter Troccoli writes about the lives and times of the artists whose works fill the American Museum of Western Art in downtown Denver.
Is this heaven? No, it’s Idaho
Is this heaven? No, it’s Idaho
A book review of Godforsaken Idaho by Shawn Vestal
The world of the speed artist
The world of the speed artist
A book review of The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

Heard Around the West

Hikers face assorted hazards, bull elk get revenge on hunters, and more
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.

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