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The pocket birding book gets a makeover
The pocket birding book gets a makeover
Imaginatively spunky illustrations accompany avian anecdotes in BirdNote.
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Outdoor underachievers; mission massage; photo nots
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
See the journey to a new career at a wildland fire academy
See the journey to a new career at a wildland fire academy
Ex-gang members, veterans and immigrants alike take a three-month course to become California firefighters.
As the influence of newsprint erodes, Westword prevails
As the influence of newsprint erodes, Westword prevails
Despite the state of the media, Westword Editor Patty Calhoun maintains hope.
Podcasts that fill the gap
Podcasts that fill the gap
A roundup of our favorite podcasts on stories and analysis of the West.
Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not
Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not
Rural areas can be hit hardest, but many small-town papers persevere.
What you lose when you lose local news
What you lose when you lose local news
People are less likely to vote, and politics become more polarized.
No news is bad news for public health
No news is bad news for public health
Losing local news sources and public health reporters hampers disease detection and outbreak response.
Batsh*t bafflegab?; flatearthers not on a ball; trolling the troll
Batsh*t bafflegab?; flatearthers not on a ball; trolling the troll
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Reproachful roommate; a deceased politician is victorious; helpful hiker
Reproachful roommate; a deceased politician is victorious; helpful hiker
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Water savings may cause suffering for burrowing owls
Water savings may cause suffering for burrowing owls
Can the tiny raptors adapt to irrigation changes in California’s warming farm fields?
After the Camp Fire, forensic teams seek the lost
After the Camp Fire, forensic teams seek the lost
For response teams in Paradise, physical and emotional risks remain.
The contradictions of iconic lands
The contradictions of iconic lands
The photos inside two new volumes show the grandeur and vulnerability of landscapes like the Grand Canyon and Bears Ears National Monument.
Reforestation and remeandering in Leopold’s bootsteps
Reforestation and remeandering in Leopold’s bootsteps
A new book follows a family’s mission to heal the land.
Ode to a mountain
Ode to a mountain
A duo pay a heartfelt tribute to Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountain.
Fabulous flab; reefer madness; unsportmanslike conduct
Fabulous flab; reefer madness; unsportmanslike conduct
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
When the health of your land is beyond your control
When the health of your land is beyond your control
An excerpt from Rebecca Clarren’s new novel explores the effects of fossil fuel development on a Western ranch.
New reads for fall
New reads for fall
Enjoy a sampling of the season’s best new books.
A fishing rod stronger than war’s dark legacy
A fishing rod stronger than war’s dark legacy
After his father’s suicide, a son seeks solace in the streams.
Enter the grandeur of the redwoods
Enter the grandeur of the redwoods
Scientists, writers, environmentalists and photographers capture the wonder of this ancient forest.
Elaborate hoaxes; respect in Rifle; lost lovers
Elaborate hoaxes; respect in Rifle; lost lovers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Stop selling costumes that sexualize Indigenous women
Stop selling costumes that sexualize Indigenous women
Costume company Yandy erases Indigenous women’s voices, even as it pays lip service to female empowerment.
¿Puede una ciudad de California replegarse para cederle paso al mar?
¿Puede una ciudad de California replegarse para cederle paso al mar?
Imperial Beach considera lo impensable: emprender retirada a causa de la naturaleza.
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