If you see racism, call it out

By Wayne Hare

Black Americans get a lot of messages about who matters and who does not in this country, and the question…

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What do we owe wildland firefighters?

By Jonathon Golden

Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.

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Please don’t pet the wildlife

By Kelsey Wellington

“I can’t believe that person is getting that close.” Just off the road stands a bull elk — a 700-pound…

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Chaco Culture National Park is under siege

By Bruce Babbitt

It is not an exaggeration to say that New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park is under siege. A surge…

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It’s time to stop shipping water across the Rockies

By David O. Williams

It was 1952 when the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in a remote,…

10,000 year old high altitude fen slated for drowning by Colorado Springs and Augora, CO

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