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Idaho is a difficult state

By Crista Worthy

There’s something different about the state of Idaho that’s beyond the adjective “quirky.” My husband and I may have lived…

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Trailer park residents hope to buy the land beneath them

By Benjamin Waddell
Informal meeting of mothers strategizing at the park March 18 photo credit Ben Waddell

Just outside Durango, Colorado there’s a trailer park called Westside that I’ve been driving by all my life. Yet residents…

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Two Western states act to control methane

By Tim Lydon

Gated methane vent pad in Sunshine Roadless area above Paonia, CO. Methane originates in active Arch Resources coal mine. This collection of vents makes Arch the third biggest greenhouse gas polluter in Colorado.

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Billionaire mine owner leaves a tiny town in the lurch

By Dave Marston

“..a visitor to the town notices abandoned cars parked willy-nilly and piles of junk that look as old as the town itself. “

Photograph Courtesy of Somerset Water District website

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“Look at me” culture leaves too many marks

By Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff

“The pioneers endured drought, famine, disease, and death in order to reach the West and scratch their names on the wall.”

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Conservative Republican has a personal mission

By Ron Keine

“I’m living proof of why people should not trust their government with the death penalty”

Photograph by Damir Spanic, courtesy of Unsplash

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All-electric is the way to go

By Auden Schendler Ted White

“But perhaps the most challenging task of all is to decarbonize buildings.”

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The wall with Mexico will come tumbling down

By Gary Paul Nabhan

But one needs to read only a bit of world history to realize that walls can come down as a quickly as they were put up.

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MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RODEO CLOWNS

By Patty Limerick

When all hell breaks loose and disorder rules, rodeo clowns stay self-possessed and focused.

Photograph by Ken Okum, courtesy of Unsplash

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HERE’S HOW TO SAVE THE COLORADO RIVER

By Bruce Babbitt

With this precedent, it’s time to create an Irrigation Reserve Program. To work, it must be voluntary, and farmers who participate must be adequately paid for the use of their irrigation rights.

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WHEN GETTING BACK TO NORMAL ISN’T NORMAL

By Linda Smaligo

What if things get worse? What if things really fail and there is a food shortage? Do any of us know how to provide for ourselves?

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COVID’S KILLING THE OIL INDUSTRY, AND IT MAY NOT COME BACK

By Jonathan Thompson

Cracks began to appear in the hydrocarbon-bubble years ago and in the months prior to the arrival of the coronavirus a breakdown appeared imminent.

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