Communities

A Western town says ‘no’ to guns in schools
A Western town says ‘no’ to guns in schools
School shootings raise a question that once seemed settled in Mancos, Colorado.
A celebration of equality and of the land
A celebration of equality and of the land
At a Wyoming wedding, a musician ponders the big questions of life.
West Obsessed: An Indigenous family’s struggle for housing
West Obsessed: An Indigenous family’s struggle for housing
Writer Julian Brave NoiseCat discusses the experience of the Waukazoo family.
How Boulder preserves its vision
How Boulder's rejection of Peak Power Corp.'s hydro plan preserves the town's vision.
What ranchers need to do now that the world has come calling
A biography of a 19th century Colorado rancher.
Will Jackson save itself?
An essay on the difficulties of saving Jackson Hole from land development
Propst says small towns make or break ecosystems
Small towns are an important part of the ecosysytem, according to community consultant Luther Propst.
Future shock hits Livingston
Montanans plan to preserve their small-town atmosphere in Livingston.
Small can be sustainable
A booklet titled 'Six Myths About the Future of Small Towns' suggests small towns shouldn't court industry.
Mill dies; town comes to life
A sawmill shutdown prompts community planning and a new economic base in Kremmling, Colo.
Byte by byte and fax by fax, the West is being transformed
Technology helps small businesses blossom in the rural West.
Aspen bewilders its Hispanic work force
Aspen culture bewilders its Hispanic work force.
Aspen: A colonial power with angst
Growth in Aspen reverberates throughout the state.
Small towns under siege
Small towns in the West are threatened by urban refugees and other newcomers.
How the West was liquidated
An essay on the economics of the development of the frontier.
Wanted: Women writers
Several women editors plan a book written by women who farm, ranch and work the land.
Not small for long
A writer ranks the top 10 towns in America (Elko, Nev., wins).
Fossil battle continues
The Black Hills Institute's battle for dinosaur bones continues.
Utah county moves fast
Utah's Grand County Road Board can't continue the Book Cliffs project.
Rhymes from the range attract 8,000
Cowboy poets gather in Elko, Nevada.
Earth art
'Ecoart! Earth Friendly Art and Craft Experiences' for 3 to 9 year olds is reviewed.
Ask for me tomorrow, and you will find me a grave man
Photographs from 'Scoring in Heaven: Gravestones and Cemetery Art of the American Sunbelt States'.
A famous skeleton returns to the earth
A paleoIndian skeleton is reburied in Idaho.