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Helicopter wild; five drives; isolation tips
Helicopter wild; five drives; isolation tips
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Trump’s monumental hypocrisy
Trump’s monumental hypocrisy
Despite decrying destruction of Confederate monuments, the president has dismantled millions of acres of national monuments.
Western police are geared up for war
Western police are geared up for war
But who’s the enemy?
When the ‘war on terror’  comes home
When the ‘war on terror’ comes home
‘Acceleration Hours’ is an honest, rare look at American militarism.
Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties
Ailing oil companies get a pass on royalties
According to documents obtained by High Country News, the BLM bypassed normal processes to provide pandemic relief.
Western states lead the way in vote-by-mail elections
Western states lead the way in vote-by-mail elections
As COVID-19 closes most in-person polling locations, will states be able to scale up in time?
We can save the Colorado River
We can save the Colorado River
It’s time to create an Irrigation Reserve Program.
Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought
Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought
Eleven states and northern Mexico will likely experience a drought more severe than any since the 1500s.
Utah and New Mexico lead the Mountain West in COVID-19 testing
Utah and New Mexico lead the Mountain West in COVID-19 testing
Testing czars and local laboratories allowed the states to be more aggressive with testing.
Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities
Fallout: First cancer, now delayed compensation for Indigenous downwinder communities
Bureaucratic roadblocks mean ‘apology’ payouts are hard to access for Indigenous communities exposed to nuclear tests.
Questions surround Utah’s hastily passed inland port
Questions surround Utah’s hastily passed inland port
Plans to build a massive distribution hub along the Great Salt Lake divide Utahns and test Western leaders.
How Mormon history helps explain today’s public-land fights
How Mormon history helps explain today’s public-land fights
Betsy Gaines Quammen’s new book looks at the Bundy family and religion’s connection to the Western landscape.
How do you stay at home when you’ve chosen a life on the road?
How do you stay at home when you’ve chosen a life on the road?
Those who live nomadically face new pressures under coronavirus.
The botched efforts to stop coronavirus and climate change
The botched efforts to stop coronavirus and climate change
Why a decisive societal response is needed.
The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands
The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands
Gateway communities grow wary of out-of-town crowds.
What are the Trump administration’s new plans for Utah monuments?
What are the Trump administration’s new plans for Utah monuments?
Tribal nations and conservation groups hope to dismantle the policies in court.
Is shed hunting ethical?
Is shed hunting ethical?
A Utah conservationist weighs the hobby’s popularity with its moral stakes.
The residual power of Ammon Bundy
The residual power of Ammon Bundy
What’s it like when the West’s most notorious anti-government figure comes to your town?
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
Western states widely support refugee resettlement
The president’s executive order meant to limit resettlement, but the West is opting for more.
Utah’s condoms; border blown; Cluck the cat
Utah’s condoms; border blown; Cluck the cat
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Interior finalizes plans to welcome industry into Utah monuments
Interior finalizes plans to welcome industry into Utah monuments
The plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante provide ‘certainty’ to business owners and communities, officials said.
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Tumbleweed mayhem; maggot farmers; cowboy shrimp
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A particular kind of immigrant journey
A particular kind of immigrant journey
Tope Folarin’s coming-of-age story recounts the transformations of a Nigerian-American family in Utah.
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