Profiles

A Seattle tattoo artist turns to essential work: transporting the dead
A Seattle tattoo artist turns to essential work: transporting the dead
After her shop closed, Jessica Henry found a way to be of service during the pandemic helping others with life’s passing.
An Arizona border sheriff confronts the wall
An Arizona border sheriff confronts the wall
President Trump’s pitch is ‘a sound bite, not a cogent public policy position.’
Filmmaker Jingjing Tian releases her inner cowboy
Filmmaker Jingjing Tian releases her inner cowboy
From movies to music, artists of color are claiming Western mythology.
The collected Sierra Nevada
The collected Sierra Nevada
Meteorologist Hal Klieforth has collected a lifetime of knowledge – and a museum’s worth of artifacts – from years spent exploring the Sierra Nevada.
Avalanches for dummies
Avalanches for dummies
A certified crash-test dummy known as Homer helps Montana engineering professor Robb Larson study the effects of avalanches on the human body.
A desert poet takes his work inside
A desert poet takes his work inside
Poet Richard Shelton has run writing workshops in Arizona prisons for more than 30 years.
Lessons of habitat
Lessons of habitat
Nancy Eastman created her own "habitat sculptures" modeled after fake cholla built as nesting habitat for endangered birds.
Justice for all
Justice for all
Jensie Anderson meets with homeless clients every Sunday underneath a Salt Lake City viaduct.
Dust to dust
Dust to dust
The western Colorado town of Uravan no longer exists, but its history of radium and uranium mining lives on.
Notes from the (water) underground
Research hydrologist Gordon Grant is fascinated by the groundwater in the Pacific Northwest.
Off the grid, but not off his rocker
Moab cartoonist Travis Kelly lives in a solar school bus, and creates political cartoons to stay sane.
John Daniel: A good animal, too
John Daniel: A good animal, too
The unlikely path to becoming an environmental writer, memoirist and poet.
For the birds
For the birds
Scott Rashid rescues and rehabilitates owls, eagles and other birds at his house in Estes Park, Colo.
Weekend Westerner
Weekend Westerner
Arthur Kruse rides the range – outside of Munich, Germany.
Burning issues
Controversial forestry scientist Tom Bonnicksen believes increased logging is necessary to fight global warming.
Cheewa James: Chronicler of the ‘Tribe That Wouldn’t Die’
Cheewa James digs into the little-known history of her own people: the Modoc Indians of southern Oregon’s Klamath Valley.
Alexandra Fuller: A fine line between protest and profession
Author Alexandra Fuller talks about the impacts of oil drilling on her chosen home of Wyoming.
Shifting sands in Navajoland
On the drought-stricken Navajo Nation, scientist Margaret Hiza Redsteer studies the movement of sand dunes.
Survival and the fittest
Ultra-marathon runner Nikki Kimball races to keep her spirit strong and her personal demons at bay.
Warp, weft and Wal-Mart
Navajo weaver Marie Begay makes beautiful rugs from the wool of the sheep she raises, and looks forward to spending the money she earns at Wal-Mart.
Population’s Paul Revere?
Frosty Wooldridge sees himself as a kind of Paul Revere, tirelessly warning the West about overpopulation – especially in the form of illegal immigrants.
The gospel according to Ron Gillett
Ron Gillett brings his anti-wolf crusade to the small farming town of Ashton, Idaho.
Keeper of the wildlife
Biologist Les Bighorn, a Dakota Sioux, works to restore the swift fox to its native landscape on the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Reservation.
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