Utah

The pioneer of ruin
The pioneer of ruin
Amid a desolate mess in Cisco, Utah, a young woman resurrects a home.
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Latest: County campaign promotes monuments on the chopping block
Latest: County campaign promotes monuments on the chopping block
San Juan County says ‘Make it Monumental’ while asking for exemption from the Antiquities Act.
Mourning before departure
Mourning before departure
A review of The Days Are Gods by Liz Stephens
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
A Salt Lake City suburb weighs environmental risk as it grapples with drinking water contamination
New route to end Utah's wilderness stalemate
New route to end Utah's wilderness stalemate
Can one of the West's most conservative, anti-federal lands lawmakers broker a mega-wilderness deal in the Beehive state?
Stakeholders
Stakeholders
Voices in the Utah wilderness debate
How the Mormon GOP runs Utah with a collectivist touch
How the Mormon GOP runs Utah with a collectivist touch
One of the most conservative states in the nation has built one of the healthiest economies not with purely laissez-faire policies, but with a dose of federal dollars and central planning.
How to find a 13,000 year-old mammoth
How to find a 13,000 year-old mammoth
After seeing a drawing of a wooly mammoth in a Utah cave, the author ponders on the possibility they existed along with the humans who inhabited the U.S. Southwest years ago.
Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam
Muddy Waters: Silt and the Slow Demise of Glen Canyon Dam
A float down the Lower San Juan teaches surprising lessons about dams, water and silt in the West.
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Hear the sounds Jeff Rice collects around the West and learn about why he does it.
 Utah’s Sagebrush Rebellion capital mellows as animal-lovers and enviros move in
Utah’s Sagebrush Rebellion capital mellows as animal-lovers and enviros move in
Kane County, Utah, heart of the Sagebrush Rebellion and an off-road vehicle paradise, is also home to a growing number of environmentalists, hikers and animal lovers.
High Country Views, episode 9
High Country Views, episode 9
Ray Ring and Cally Carswell discuss environmental dealmaking.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.
Some people just don't get it
Some people just don't get it
After a car accident, the author gave up driving and joyfully turned to bicycling everywhere instead.
A battle for the land – and soul – of the West
In Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America, photographer Stephen Trimble tells the story of the controversial Snowbasin ski development in Utah.
Tackling Utah’s trash
Issa Hamud, an engineer who was born in Somalia, helped Logan, Utah, create a successful recycling program.
Public lands precedent?
The Bureau of Land Management pulls parcels from a Utah lease sale -- but the action may not mean what conservationists think it does.
The road more traveled
A Utah road may become a test case for county rights of way on public lands.
Don’t book my adventure, please
Jim Stiles inveighs against the kind of expensive, manufactured outdoor thrills that are advertised on the Internet.
Going wild in the city
It’s not just the butterflies who respond to Linda Hasselstrom’s lavish wildflower garden in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Two weeks in the West
Chefs fight for salmon, and uranium gets hotter; electricity usage and generation in the West; data on park fees and visitors
You ain’t from around here, are you?
In Brave New West: Morphing Moab at the Speed of Greed, Jim Stiles rips into the amenity-oriented tourist economy that has transformed his once-beloved Moab, but he offers little in the way of useful alternatives.
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