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In Montana, Four Different Polls Say Citizens Seriously Unhappy About Sprawl

July 5, 2023

Paradise Valley/Park County as interpreted by painter Robert Spannring
North of Yellowstone, no-zoning signs fly like protest flags but residents of beautiful Park County are deeply concerned lack of planning is causing the loss of places they love
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'What Were You Thinking When You Took The Osprey?'

July 4, 2023

As osprey perched on its nest, another avian wonder of Greater Yellowstone
Dave Hall peers back four generations toward a revered ancestor who did things as a sportsman that would not meet today's conservation ethic 
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Headwaters' Report Highlights Downsides Of So-Called Green Lifestyle Economy

June 24, 2023

New glampground along Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, enabled by weak planning laws in Park County, Montana
Environmentalists often condemn resource extraction, but is the 'natural amenity economy' built on industrial recreation, tourism and real estate sales better for wildlife?
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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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'Cracked' Makes Strong Case For Tearing Down Dams That Took Wild Rivers

June 8, 2023

The Yellowstone River is the liquid gem of Paradise Valley. Some wanted to have it dammed
Across West, author Steven Hawley writes, logic that justified damming rivers is wrong. Like Yosemite battle over Hetch Hetchy, Greater Yellowstone had its own fights
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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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In The Light Of A Campfire, People And Wolf As Original Brothers/Sisters

May 16, 2023

The bond between humans and wolves stretches back to the twilight of our species
In John Potter's painting, 'A Private Conversation,' the artist shares the Anishinaabe origin story of how Creator told humans and wolves their fates were forever intertwined
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Dino Bone Museums Create Local Stars, Drive Tourism To Some Western Towns

May 8, 2023

A T. Rex at Bozeman's Museum of the Rockies
Struggling remote communities can benefit by keeping prehistoric bones in area where they are found, Adam Larson says in this piece from Writers on the Range
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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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Will Yellowstone Eventually Restrict Visitors?

April 20, 2023

Bumper-to-bison-to-bumper traffic in Yellowstone. What's the solution?
Cody Enterprise Publisher John Malmberg looks at ways to solve traffic and crowding in America's first national park
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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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Montana, In The Wake Of 'Yellowstone' and 'A River Runs Through It'

February 27, 2023

Is all the attention destroying last, best places?
Thirty years after Norman Maclean's novella was brought to big screen, many are lamenting how it, and the TV melodrama 'Yellowstone' have fueled an inundation of western Montana
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If Jackson Hole Is On Wrong Path, Then What Is The Right One?

February 26, 2023

Development is squeezing out people and wildlife in Jackson Hole
In this opinion essay, Jonathan Schechter, a member of the Jackson town council, explains why he voted against an affordable housing project
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