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  • Are tomorrow’s ghost towns sprouting today?

    Alan Kesselheim wonders if rising gas prices and global warming will one day turn our sprawling suburbs into empty ghost towns.

  • Tomorrow’s ghost towns are sprouting today

    Alan Kesselheim wonders if rising gas prices and the threat of global warming will one day turn today’s sprawling suburbs into the future’s ghost towns.

  • Lost in the Land of the Ugly Stepsister

    Great Falls, Mont., suffers from the Ugly Stepsister Syndrome, a cognitive disorder that makes it willing to trade a Lewis and Clark historic landmark for a dirty coal-fired power plant

  • Battle line on the northern border

    U.S. officials, federal agencies, and even Condoleezza Rice are trying to stop a Canadian coal mine near Montana's Flathead Basin.

  • Tripping over T-Rex

    Paleontologist Bob Harmon loves nothing better than digging for old bones under the hot Montana sun

  • Water is definitely for fighting in Montana

    Rob Breeding calls steam access one of the most contentious water issues in his state.

  • Down but not out in Missoula, Montana

    Kathryn Socie works two jobs and still can’t afford to buy a house in Missoula, but she believes that her life in Montana is well worth the sacrifice it takes.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Cross-country skiers and snowmobilers clash over access to Logan Canyon, Utah; Mount Jefferson, Mont.; and (of course) Yellowstone; Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth steps down to be replaced by Gail Kimbell; West becomes player in national politics; bor

  • Shear Pleasure

    A photo essay follows Matt Smith and the other New Zealanders who make up the company Shear Pleasure as they travel Montana, visiting sheep ranches, shearing sheep, and drinking hard at the end of the day

  • Crafting the everyday

    Janet Finn and Ellen Crain tell the history of Butte, Mont., from the viewpoint of its women in Motherlode: Legacies of Women’s Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana.

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