Communities

Film: After wildfire, a motel becomes a temporary refuge
Film: After wildfire, a motel becomes a temporary refuge
Nearly 8,000 people lost their housing in Oregon’s Labor Day fires. Some are finally finding a home, for now.
Hotels for those left unhoused by wildfires
Hotels for those left unhoused by wildfires
As climate change ratchets up wildfire intensity, an Oregon program provides a step toward home.
Rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs bets against an uncertain water supply
Rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs bets against an uncertain water supply
‘The alternative is something they don’t want to think about.’
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.
How two logging towns were lost
An essay on growing up in Hilt, Calif., and Happy Camp, Calif.
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.
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