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A Native Ponders The Irony Of 'Go Back Where You Came From'

July 21, 2019

Immigrant Christopher Columbus
Lois Red Elk, 500-generation Dakota/Lakota, writes about getting her 'Cobell check' and 500 years of injustice
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Is Geotagging Putting A Bullseye On The Last Best Places?

July 16, 2019

Making a memory that will bring bigger crowds?
Photographs and videos being shared on social media are causing hideaways to get overrun. So what can be done? 
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Wyoming's Bet On Coal Is Now Busting The State

July 9, 2019

An old postcard touting Wyoming strip mining
Cursing at the wind? The more that its elected officials dig in their heels for coal, the further behind Wyoming falls in people and durable job creation
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The Wild West: How Do We Deal With Its Rapid Transformation?

June 19, 2019

How can the West gain 20/20 vision?
Mountain Journal intern Jordan Payne gets a crash course on the New West and titanic forces shaping its future
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Summer Boot Camp In Greater Yellowstone

June 10, 2019

Gen Z scribe Jordan Payne
Meet Mountain Journal intern Jordan Payne. He's bringing fresh young eyes in writing about America's most iconic wildland ecosystem
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Collapse Of Salmon And Steelhead A Dam Shame

May 30, 2019

Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake
As Tom France writes, Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho emerges as an unlikely hero and he believes it's time to act
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Wake For A Climber

May 22, 2019

Following the tragic loss of young climber Jess Roskelley, Timothy Tate explores the connection between loss and the sacredness of living a life true to oneself
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Gut-Check Time: Navigating The Ups And Downs Of Dramatic Change

May 15, 2019

How do great towns stay great?
How can some western communities and wildlands save their essence during booms, how do others prevent themselves from blowing away? A gathering in Bozeman will address these poles of the 'New West'
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Big Guns Want 230,000 Acres Of Gallatins Near Yellowstone Protected As Wilderness

May 14, 2019

One wild corner of the Gallatin Range
Founder of Patagonia joins former U.S. Interior Secretary and dozens of eminent scientists who say capital "W" essential to safeguarding wildlife in core of Greater Yellowstone
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Carrying The Banner For Wilderness

May 10, 2019

The Palisades Wilderness Study Area
Wyoming Wilderness Association turns 40 and four dynamic young women are reinvigorating the wilderness spirit when so much is on the line in Greater Yellowstone
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Natural Truths: Channeling The Wisdom of Aldo Leopold

April 19, 2019

Aldo Leopold
Seventy years after A Sand County Almanac was published, what would 'the godfather of modern ecological thinking' say about battles over predators, recreation and environmental justice?
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John Heyneman Returns To Home Range

April 1, 2019

The legendary Padlock Ranch
Wyoming rancher Heyneman, who grew up near Fishtail, Montana, has a personal family connection to the legendary Padlock Ranch and once left a big impression on Wallace Stegner
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What’s Up With 'The Green New Deal' And What Does It Mean For The West?

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Economy

Can a Green New Deal fly?
Lance Olsen boils down a familiar old battle to its basics as sabers rattle among coal interests in Wyoming and Montana
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Public Health Official: Chronic Wasting Disease Seems Bound To Infect People

March 6, 2019 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Hunting, Jackson Hole, Wildlife

Thousands of wapiti at National Elk Refuge
"CWD is gonna be a helluva wildlife problem even if disease doesn't reach livestock and humans," Osterholm says. He criticizes Wyoming for continuing to operate controversial elk feedgrounds
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