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September 17, 2021 // John Potter, Montana, Wolves

Give him more of that old time (wolf-loathing) religion
Cartoonist John Potter says Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, with his spiteful attitude toward Yellowstone National Park and its wolves, proves he places a religious zeal for politics over science
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‘The Modern West’ Explores How Indigenous America Confronts Pandemics

September 16, 2021 // The Modern West

Is Indian Country showing us how to deal with Covid?
On this journey from colonizing pilgrims infecting native people to dealing with covid fears in a fierce anti-vax state, this award-winning podcast from Wyoming Public Media shines with brave new storytelling
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A Storm Front Moves Into Red State Wyoming

September 14, 2021 // Politics, Wyoming

Is Wyoming's referendum on Trump tearing Republicans apart?
Liz Cheney says she is fighting for truth and country but why do facts often evade her when it comes to honest discourse about environmental issues? That's a topic for MoJo's The Week That Is
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More People, More Griz Does Not Have To Mean More Conflict

September 12, 2021 // Grizzly Bears

A grizzly in Glacier National Park
As Jessianne Castle reports in this story from wild country around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, it's how humans behave that can keep people and bears safe
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Bozeman, Montana: Capital Of The New Unwild West?

September 11, 2021 // Bozeman, John Potter

Which vision of the West do you prefer?
As nature becomes a casualty to growth, cartoonist John Potter would take cows over condos, ranchers over realtors, and wildlife over the blight of "progress" any day. What about you?
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Montana Defiantly Puts Yellowstone Wolves In Its Crosshairs

September 9, 2021 // Montana, Wolves, Yellowstone

A member of Yellowstone's Delta Pack
In unprecedented move, new hunting and trapping regulations would allow every wolf coming into state from America's first national park to be killed as a trophy
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A City Kid Awakens To The Value Of Wild Life Conservation

August 31, 2021 // Young Writers

The young reporter caught this glimpse of Grizzly 399
Gabe Castro-Root came to Greater Yellowstone on vacation from San Francisco. After visiting, he saw journalism as a way to defend it. Tom Sadler interviews the young student about his plans
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What 'Modern Wolf Management' Looks Like In The Northern Rockies

August 30, 2021 // John Potter, Wolves

Reality for wolves behind the tourism brochures?
Cartoonist John Potter says Montana, Idaho and Wyoming have turned one of the greatest wildlife conservation achievements in history into shameful expressions of ignorance 
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Next Act: Let The Bugling (Of Bull Elk) Begin In Yellowstone

August 29, 2021 // Elk, Wildlife, Yellowstone Winterkeeper

Bull elk in Yellowstone are readying for autumn jousting
Autumn arrives sooner on the Yellowstone Plateau than most other places in the Lower 48. Winterkeeper and Mountain Journal columnist Steven Fuller chronicles the start of a glorious season of jousting
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How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door

August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone

Henderson Mountain would have been sacrificed to mega gold mining
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victory
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Why Do We Run Away?

August 23, 2021 // Community Change, Culture, Growth

If you cashed out, where would you go?
Maybe the only hope we have to stop our towns and wild places from changing is to change our belief that their destruction is inevitable.  But, as Timothy Tate writes, it's almost impossible to do
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If Misadventure With Yellowstone Wildlife Were An Olympic Event

August 22, 2021

In Yellowstone, these olympics never stop
In his latest, cartoonist John Potter daydreams on the many different ways critters might take the podium after tourists in America's first national park venture too close
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Last Trek Of The Human Wolverine

August 17, 2021

Until the end he had a twinkle in his eyes for wild country
Joe Gutkoski, a legendary American conservationist, has passed away. Is his style of relentless advocacy for wildlife and wild places the only hope Greater Yellowstone has for keeping its nature from being tamed?
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Wildness Ought To Make Us All The Wiser

August 16, 2021

Imagine Greater Yellowstone if there were no grizzlies
We crave and need contact with nature but, as Joseph Scalia writes in this essay, technology and human numbers are shrinking back the feel of wild places. That's why, he says, we need to protect more of them
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