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  • Ready, aim, compromise

    With this issue on guns in the West, High Country News hopes to encourage people across the political spectrum to talk about sane gun policy rather than indulge in rabid rhetorical gunplay

  • Of feral dogs, and feral Westerners

    Westerners like to romanticize our wide-open spaces and wild wolves, but in rural areas, our real mascot is the ubiquitous feral dog

  • A poet’s novel of the San Luis Valley

    In Rise, Do Not Be Afraid, poet Aaron Abeyta explores the lives of the people who lived and loved in the long-lost town of Santa Rita in Colorado’s remote San Luis Valley

  • Saving the Sierra, tale by tale

    Independent radio producers Catherine Stifter and jesikah maria ross are trying to help the Sierra Nevada by preserving the stories of the people who live there

  • Bay bags his way to the top

    Brian Bay of Sandy, Utah, is the world champion of grocery-store baggers, following his triumph at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Competition.

  • The strange attraction of the “breakfast thing”

    Rob Pudim casts a curious eye on the small-town Western “breakfast thing,” where old codgers gather around a café table to flirt with the waitress and talk about nothing in particular.

  • It tolls for us

    The energy boom in the Rocky Mountain West has been shadowed by a much darker boom: a frightening rise in death and serious injury

  • Down the alleys and through the collectibles

    Bill Croke enjoys a rite of spring peculiar to small towns: Strolling the neighborhood alleys and snooping to see what everyone’s up to.

  • Selling peace on the street in Flagstaff, Arizona

    In front of the Flagstaff post office, Mary Sojourner talks to strangers about ending the war in Iraq and feeding the hungry.

  • Heard around the West

    Plumber vs. golfers in Soap Lake, Wash.; Welcome to Wyoming; don’t mess with mamma coyote; no intelligent life on Earth; amusing headlines; yummy hospital food?

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