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Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlights how federal courts routinely dismiss Indigenous concerns
Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlights how federal courts routinely dismiss Indigenous concerns
‘These legal systems are not set up for Indigenous people at all.’
Hmong Americans in Northern California fight wildfire — and distrust
Hmong Americans in Northern California fight wildfire — and distrust
Wary of local authorities, a community forms an ad-hoc firefighting force to defend its property.
Black entrepreneurs built beach havens in California. Racism shut them down.
Black entrepreneurs built beach havens in California. Racism shut them down.
The hidden history of Santa Monica’s Black coastal enclaves.
Conservation for kids
'Falcon Magazine' helps children learn about wildlife and natural resource issues.
California developer gets warm Colorado welcome
A California developer proposes a huge resort development in North Park, Colo.
Butte, Montana, seeks a new life
Butte wants to transform its Superfund mine cleanup into a tourist attraction.
The return of the Cheyenne skulls brings a bloody Western story to a close
The return of Cheyenne skeletal remains recalls their 1879 massacre.
The Blue Margarita
Poetry centerspread by Jeri McAndrews, Scott Starbuck, by Antler, Joanna Sampson, Charlie Mehrhoff and Jim Ruch.
A lost land grant: Can it be reclaimed?
A community mobilizes to regain a lost Mexican land grant.
'Seldom Seen Smith' mourns a lost canyon and dead foes
Ken Sleight, an old guard environmentalist and the man behind Edward Abbey's Monkey Wrench Gang character, is profiled by Vaughn Roche.
Capital of the Third World
A book review of "Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World' by David Rieff.
Forest Service proposals rile Arizonans
The Forest Service's plans to build a campground and trade land with developers galvanize resistance residents of Sedona and Prescott, Ariz.
Vandals hack petroglyphs
Vandals destroy three petroglyphs at Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.
Moving beyond stalemate
A report by the Northwest Policy center explores moving past the economy vs. the environment stalemate.
Vandal adds a drawing
A controversial road gives vandals access to petroglyphs in Hells Canyon.
The New Okies head east and north
A former Los Angeles resident offers instructions on leaving L.A.
Convenience is making life unlivable
A new City Market could change Ridgway, Colo.
In the New West, herds of cattle are being replaced by hordes of tourists
An essay about changes in Moab, Utah, describes how tourism affects the town.
Quiet pride
Photos and quotes from the book Quiet Pride: Ageless Wisdom of the American West, by Robert Alan Clayton and J. Bourge Hathaway.
Artist creates sculpture with a point
Idaho sculptor Bernie Jestrabek-Hart creates animals out of recycled materials.
One of a kind: David Brower
Ed Marston profiles David Brower against the backdrop of the economic cycles of former mining town, Telluride, Colo.
Nature's helper: A Sculptor who builds habitat
Wyoming sculptor Lynne Hull creates art that provides habitat for animals.
Responses from Denver and the hinterland
Readers respond to the special issue on Denver (HCN, 5/3/93).
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