Communities

Photos: Above a Western waste land
Photos: Above a Western waste land
A photo collection of 67 Superfund sites shows landscapes vandalized by mines and nuclear plants.
The pioneer of ruin
The pioneer of ruin
Amid a desolate mess in Cisco, Utah, a young woman resurrects a home.
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Don't look for free inquiry at the West's land-grant colleges
Essay on the role of western academics in policy decisions.
Boom town for sale - cheap
A nuclear power company attempts to sell a mining town after the uranium market collapses.
Landowners turn the Fifth into sharp-pointed sword
Several lawsuits say the government should compensate for land devalued in "takings" cases.
Justice in Nevada
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 helps nab a pot hunter.
Washington rancher spurns subdividers
A rancher decides to preserve land by selling it to the Bureau of Land Management rather than selling out to developers.
Reno turns back to the river
Photographer Peter Goin wants to create disturbing images of Reno and the Truckee River so that viewers will be moved to change things.
Careful planning avoids takings
A cautious approach can help a community avoid "takings" lawsuits.
Resort towns battle monsters
Resort towns try to stop proliferation of "monster" homes.
The astronomer
Astronomer Peter Strittmatter defends observatories as "benign places."
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