Heard Around the West

Heard Around the West is a longstanding section in the High Country News print edition that captures obscure and absurd tidbits and stories from around the region. Email the editor of Heard, Betsy Marston, with photos and news tips: betsym at hcn.org.

Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Sloppy scavengers; dashing javelina; moose trappings
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Deer dinner; tree dates; boulder dimensions
Deer dinner; tree dates; boulder dimensions
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Utah’s condoms; border blown; Cluck the cat
Utah’s condoms; border blown; Cluck the cat
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A sleepy bear; historic trash; meth awareness
A sleepy bear; historic trash; meth awareness
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The penetrable wall; baffling thievery; unretiring outdoors
The penetrable wall; baffling thievery; unretiring outdoors
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Slow-speed chase; intrepid coyotes; bear boxing
Slow-speed chase; intrepid coyotes; bear boxing
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Support beehives; fecal time bombs; super-tough roundworms
Support beehives; fecal time bombs; super-tough roundworms
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Skoolies; preservation vs. profit; forest therapy
Skoolies; preservation vs. profit; forest therapy
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Packing heat; a ministeroni; wipes frenzy
Packing heat; a ministeroni; wipes frenzy
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Official invocations; not dead yet; ancient tattooing
Official invocations; not dead yet; ancient tattooing
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Falling bears; border wall delights; lightning strikes
Falling bears; border wall delights; lightning strikes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Heard Around the West in 2068
Heard Around the West in 2068
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Bankrupt bigly; coal’s demise; shoplifting job applicant
Bankrupt bigly; coal’s demise; shoplifting job applicant
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Memorial Rock; osprey survivor; fooling fish
Memorial Rock; osprey survivor; fooling fish
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Osprey love triangle; an urban avalanche; Arizona’s ‘crisis’
Osprey love triangle; an urban avalanche; Arizona’s ‘crisis’
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Coyote diets; anaerobic digesters; poachers caught on camera
Coyote diets; anaerobic digesters; poachers caught on camera
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Wreckreation; snowmobile danger; a subdued vacuum
Wreckreation; snowmobile danger; a subdued vacuum
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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