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August 3, 2015

A series of stories about the way we think about wildfire in the West. Plus, a vanishing Rio Grande fish may foretell the river's fate; the Supreme Court wants the EPA to consider the costs of new regulations as well as health benefits; and more.

Feature

As wildfires get bigger, is there any way to be ready?
As wildfires get bigger, is there any way to be ready?
After one record-setting wildfire, a Washington county prepares for more.

Editor's Note

Current

Arrival of the cost-benefit state
Arrival of the cost-benefit state
The Supreme Court wants the Environmental Protection Agency to weigh human health against costs to industry.
Does the fate of the silvery minnow foretell the Rio Grande's future?
Does the fate of the silvery minnow foretell the Rio Grande's future?
Biologists go to great lengths to keep the fish alive, but it’s nearly extinct in the wild.
Wilderness vs. mining, Roundup research and Western prisons
The Latest: Oregon governor passes ethics reforms
The Latest: Oregon governor passes ethics reforms
The new reforms bar governors’ partners from using their position for personal gain.

Essays

Finding the quiet West inside
Finding the quiet West inside
A writer remembers a week spent on a cattle ranch, and an unexpected discovery.

Book Reviews

Tracing the Yampa River where it flows free
Tracing the Yampa River where it flows free
Review of “Colorado’s Yampa River” by John Fielder.
Young men and fire
Young men and fire
Review of "On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It" by Kyle Dickman.
It’s time to end Custer worship
It’s time to end Custer worship
A Montanan faces up to the West's own history of racism.

Heard Around the West

Dear Friends

New interns and old errors
New interns and old errors
Get to know Paige Blankenbuehler and Gloria Dickie. Also, a correction and a clarification.

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