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A smoldering threat to wildland  firefighters
A smoldering threat to wildland firefighters
Long COVID affects more than 16 million Americans, and firefighters are at increased risk of getting it.
A family works together to fill the freezer for another year
A family works together to fill the freezer for another year
In Alaska, a fall moose hunt is a collective effort.
Pacific lamprey are underwater legends
Pacific lamprey are underwater legends
The ancient relationship between the otherworldly fish and Northwest tribes is also the future of freshwater conservation.
Public lands for needy ski resorts
National Forest Supervisor Sonny LaSalle offers a controversial solution to Summit County's housing shortage by suggesting ski areas build low-cost housing on Forest Service land.
From sawing logs to serving cappuccino?
The company town of Port Gamble, Wash., faces a future as a tourist town when its only sawmill closes.
Looking for a quiet, old neighborhood?
State-owned lots with Native American ruins on them may be sold to provide money for Utah schools.
Inventing the Southwest
An exhibit called "Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art," goes on display in Phoenix, Ariz.
Inside the glitter
An exhibit of photographs and interviews by Kit Miller takes an in-depth look at the people who work in Nevada's casinos.
Rocks, invective, and generosity
A profile of rancher Eugene Hussey reveals a man who has often had trouble with authority.
Inside the glitter
Photojournalist Kit Miller explores the lives of Nevada's casino workers in photos and interviews in an exhibit called Inside the Glitter.
Another judge says no
Undaunted by a third federal court ruling against the University of Arizona's plan to build its large telescope on Mount Graham, Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe drafts legislation to let the construction proceed.
DIA hears from some critics
At an air summit meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., representatives at Denver International Airport hear a litany of complaints from Western Slope regional airport managers.
Heard around the West
Cows poisoned; antler poaching; brucellosis logo in Yellowstone; overheated black-footed ferrets die; beef fudge recipe; prison near Norwood, Colo., school; salvage logging protest; "drive-through' Ph.D.; Harry Merlo's successor; recreation bulldozing.
A pothunter is nailed at last
Notorious pothunter Earl Shumway is convicted of looting Anasazi burial sites in Utah.
Grow up, dig in, and take root
Talk of the West's "dream towns" should focus less on moving to one than on staying and creating a home where we already live.
Heard around the West
Greens spend little time in sports, Shirley MacLaine bucks karma, Utah Rep. Jim Hansen turns chicken, Lake Powell is full of s--, blimps over Grand Canyon, former Idaho Sen. James McClure lobbies for ESA, SUWA accused of overreacting, Navajos' blue jeans
Losing the border blues
The quarterly "Workbook" takes a look at Mexican and American border communities' environmental problems after NAFTA.
Nobody's home in resort towns
The vacancy rate in Colorado resort towns grows as more houses are bought for seldom-used second homes.
Pictures worth 2,000 words
Emery County, Utah, hires art restorers to remove graffiti from prehistoric rock art in Buckhorn Wash.
'Green' professor cleared in Wyoming
University of Wyoming law professor Mark Squillace is cleared of charges that his work with environmental groups misused university facilities.
Denver vs. the West
Rising fares at Denver International Airport are changing the patterns of air travel around the West, as some airlines pull out and passengers seek other airports.
My kingdom is a horse
The writer considers how hard it is to love the earth or anything else in the abstract, as opposed to the particular and familiar, and reminisces about getting to know a horse when he was a child.
Heard around the West
Rodeo safety vests, buffalo in bar, intergalactic tourism, ladies' left-arm wrestling, Helen Chenoweth's staff problems, computer organizing for wilderness, killer bees.
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