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The West In A Time Of Conflict: The Bundys, Public Lands And Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Cliven Bundy
Mountain Journal columnist Rebecca Watters interviews Betsy Gaines Quammen about her new book 'American Zion'
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When The Government Tries To Think Big

March 29, 2020

Bison in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley
Thirty years ago, the Greater Yellowstone's first attempt at having a grand vision to protect the ecosystem turned into a whimper. What happened? A first-hand account from a civil servant who was there
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How Can 'We' Better Live In Panic-Stricken Times?

March 28, 2020

Words at Story Mill Park in Bozeman
It's normal to feel stressed out and alone, so what can we do about it? Timothy Tate, Bozeman psychotherapist, shares a few thoughts about creating the transformation we need
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Of God And Guns: How The Sagebrush Rebellion Turned Into A Hotbed Of Armed Modern Radicals

March 24, 2020

A cowboy petroglyph?
In this excerpt from Betsy Gaines Quammen's new book 'American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West,' the author explores how Utah became the center of anti-federalism
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With 'Cold Country' A New Writing Star Is Born

March 24, 2020

Is 'Cold Country' headed to the big screen?
Behind the pages: Charlie Denison interviews Montana writer Russell Rowland about a novel set in Paradise Valley
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Does Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Not Understand Coronavirus Threat?

March 23, 2020

Wolf and grizzly watchers in Yellowstone
Critics condemn Trump's top public land cabinet minister for telling people to visit Yellowstone and other parks during a pandemic. UPDATE: Yellowstone and Grand Teton closed Tuesday, March 24 until further notice
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How I Survived Two Consecutive Avalanches

March 22, 2020

 Rescuers in the first moments of reaching Ken Scott
Buried for more than an hour and resigned to the worst, a skier recounts his dramatic rescue. It's a tale especially important for those headed into the backcountry
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Love Of Pets, People And Safety In A Time Of Coronavirus

March 22, 2020 // Dogs

Ted Kerasote and Pukka
Western towns are dog-crazy hamlets. As award-winning author Ted Kerasote notes, we need to think carefully about their social interactions, too
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Inside The Storm

March 20, 2020

"Everything will be fine," the banner says.. "Thanks doctors and nurses."
A young Italian sends a warning to his contemporary Millennial and Gen Z peers in the Northern Rockies
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Can This Pause Make Us Smarter About How We Protect Yellowstone?

March 18, 2020

The Upper Yellowstone Valley
The ecosystem holding America's first national park is facing whirlwind changes. The slowdown could be the wake-up call we need.
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Shoveling Out: The Art And Danger Of Being A Yellowstone Snowsmith

March 17, 2020

When snow is measured in meet, shoveling out is an epic feat
In the isolation of America's first national park, Steve Fuller and other winterkeepers carry on their age-old task of preventing roofs from collapsing
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Yellowstone Always On His Mind

March 13, 2020

Yochim spent his last hours devoted to Yellowstone's protection
Until his last breath, former ranger, hiker and nature advocate Mike Yochim raced to finish a book aimed at protecting America's first national park
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The Gravity Of Grief And Pressure In Extreme Outdoor Sports

February 29, 2020

Bozeman's Anker and Tate in latest New Yorker
Pondering the toll, Bozeman climbing legend Conrad Anker and psychotherapist Timothy Tate featured in latest New Yorker Magazine profile
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After Yellowstone, Dreams Of Rewilding Scotland With Wolves And Lynx?

February 26, 2020

The idea of predator eradication was a European import
In the absence of predators, deer numbers exploded. After environmentalist George Monbiot killed one for population control, animal rights activists howled
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