Wyoming

Conservation groups want to buy land to protect it. One problem: It’s often illegal
Conservation groups want to buy land to protect it. One problem: It’s often illegal
‘Use it or lose it’ rules can bias public-land management in favor of extraction.
Biden’s ‘herky-jerky’ first year on Western issues
Biden’s ‘herky-jerky’ first year on Western issues
The new president sacrificed bold executive action to try to win over Congress.
Wyoming sage grouse numbers ‘alarming’
Wyoming sage grouse numbers ‘alarming’
According to biologists, the decline is caused by habitat loss and drought.
The Fourth Wave
With uranium prices rising, speculators are looking anew at busted mining towns like Jeffrey City, Wyo., but locals have learned to be skeptical
Energy workers, union members protest drilling
In Wyoming, oil and gas workers and the Wyoming AFL-CIO have joined environmentalists, ranchers and homeowners in protesting the sale of energy leases in the Wyoming Range of Bridger-Teton National Forest
Stargazer aims his scopes at gas industry
Astronomer Perry Walker uses his stargazing tools and skills to work with the oil and gas industry to prevent air pollution in Wyoming
Tapping into energy's fringe
As energy companies go after "unconventional" natural gas – such as tight-sands gas and coalbed methane –the environmental impacts are becoming increasingly apparent
Energy companies plow some profits back into Western ground
Raymond Plank, chairman of Apache Corp., says responsible companies like his prove that the energy industry can reduce its environmental impacts and give more back to local communities
Gold from the Gas Fields
Energy companies are reaping billions from the West, but few states outside Wyoming are making sure that wealth stays at home and is invested wisely.
The Latest Bounce
Gold mining gets go-ahead near South Pass, Wyo.; Eric Griego loses election to Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez; W.R. Grace tells Libby, Mont., residents they’re not that sick; farm-labor broker Global Horizons ordered to pay penalties, back wages and taxes
Wounded
Wounded by Percival Everett is a modern-day Western novel with a twist
Horn hunters face hard times
Horn hunters face hard times
The rising popularity of Viagra has cut into the profits of Western antler-hunters, including Wyoming Boy Scouts
Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park
In Restoring a Presence, Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf shine a light on Yellowstone’s largely forgotten American Indian heritage
I say: Good riddance to bad billboards
Wyoming’s billboards are ugly, and probably outdated, too
Gold mining proposed in historic South Passarea
A Canadian mining company, the Fremont Gold Corporation, plans to dig 200 test pits for a possible mining operation five miles from the South Pass National Historic Landmark in Wyoming, where wagon trains once traveled
Heard around the West
Honor in bar fights; philanthropic roughnecks; salmon vs. sea lions; skunks; cowboy caviar; "Liquid Gold"; slime-mold beetles named for Bush and friends
Spring comes grudgingly to Wyoming’s high desert
Spring comes grudgingly to Wyoming’s high desert
Although I expect more heartless wind and freezing nights, I think winter’s tight grip has been loosened. Summer lies ahead.
Gators, dirt and hot tubs in the Cowboy State
Annie Proulx’s new collection of short stories, Bad Dirt, celebrates and skewers the colorful characters of rural Wyoming
The life of an unsung Western water diplomat
Silver Fox of the Rockies by Daniel Tyler tells the story of Delphus E. Carpenter, who sought peaceful resolutions to Western water problems, and helped create the 1922 Colorado River Compact
Wastewater goes unwatched
Wyoming’s runaway energy boom is taking on toll on the state’s land, especially when the industry’s salty wastewater spills or leaches into the ground
A bear book that tames the fear factor
In Great Wyoming Bear Stories, Tom Reed takes a compassionate and entertaining look at the life, lore and legend of the grizzly bear
A beautiful ode to a melting earth
Gretel Ehrlich’s recent book, The Future of Ice: A Journey Into Cold, is an intimate "ode and lament" on global warming and the end of winter
An unfinished life in Wyoming
Wyoming writer Mark Spragg’s new novel, An Unfinished Life, explores the universal territory of a fractured family’s life
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