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The World Loses Wildlife Art's Greatest Champion

July 6, 2023

 Bill Kerr, who helped create a global destination for wildlife art in Jackson Hole
Bill Kerr passes at 85. In Jackson Hole, his vision led to creation of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a shrine for those globally who value connections between art and nature
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Do We Need New Maps To Protect Nature Or A New Land-Based 'Mythology'?

June 23, 2023

Livingston, Montana and the apron of protected land around it, but for how long?
Lee Nellis, a longtime planning guru in Greater Yellowstone, responds to Lori Ryker's call for a new blueprint in thinking about development
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Looking Past The Cliches of 'Western Art'

June 18, 2023

Bill Stockton's portrayal of a sunset
In her new award-winning book 'Montana Modernists,' Michele Corriel declares that artists from the West are so much more than frontier portrayals of cowboys and Indians
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Mountains In Wilderness Don’t Need Hardware

June 13, 2023

Will a new bill in Congress untie parts of the Wilderness Act of 1964?

New legislation could allow rock climbers to install permanent fixtures in Wilderness areas in Greater Yellowstone and nationwide
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

June 12, 2023

Orsted credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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How A Citizen Is Raising Awareness About Threat Of Grand Targhee Expansion

June 1, 2023

Crepuscular rays over the Tetons from the "quiet side"
Howie Garber’s new book touches on the beauty of wildness through a photographer’s lens
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Why 'Yellowstone' The TV Show Ain't The Real Montana (Or Wyoming, Or The West)

May 31, 2023

Rowland's grandparents' place, the Arbuckle Ranch near Ekalaka, Montana
Montana author Russell Rowland talks about divides shaking the West to its core. They go beyond rural-urban, newcomer-old timer, mountain-prairie and prosperity vs. despair
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Solving the Mystery of Hemingway’s ‘Big Two-Hearted River’

May 26, 2023

Master engraver Chris Wormell was specially commissioned to provide original artwork for the Centennial Edition of "Big Two-Hearted River"
John Maclean’s foreword to Hemingway’s early masterpiece in the recently published ‘Centennial Edition'
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Gianforte Triumphs Again Showing Science Has No Place In Modern World

May 20, 2023

Gianforte on his high horse, er dinosaur
After Montana governor signs bill prohibiting climate change science from factoring in major state decisions, cartoonist John Potter hits back—with satire
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On Yellowstone’s Doorstep, Conservationists Want To Buy Out A Gold Mine

May 19, 2023

View from Crevice Mountain, site of the proposed Crevice gold mine just north of the border to Yellowstone National Park
To halt 'major tragedy,' Greater Yellowstone Coalition must raise $6.25 million by October
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How Development Forced Bozeman’s Namesake Creek Underground

May 10, 2023

Do you see it? What is the water and land mosaic telling us?
The plight of Bozeman Creek is an indicator of how the health of waterways in Greater Yellowstone and the West are facing a multitude of damaging threats
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A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk

April 23, 2023 // Conservation, Science

Jacques Cousteau and his prized pupil Ted Turner
Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure to Ted Turner. In old age, Cousteau became cynical. Here's what Turner told him
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Are Western Mountain Towns Ready For The Coming Flames?

March 21, 2023

Can't happen here? The Bridger Foothills Fire was Bozeman's WUI wake-up call
Rural sprawl is expanding the "wildland-urban interface." It is elevating the costs and perils of dealing with wildfire, and taxpayers are footing the bill. Part 2 in our ongoing series


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Wolverines: Barometers For Pondering Impacts Of The Anthropocene

March 12, 2023

Plight of wolverines a test of human willingness to give them protected space
Changes in habitat and rising human pressures leave many wondering how long just 300 or so wolverines can persist in the West
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