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Scary Bear Tales

May 26, 2021

Mama describes the most dangerous animals in the woods
Grizzly oral traditions: What MoJo cartoonist John Potter overheard at a Greater Yellowstone backcountry campsite
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The Next Endangered Species in Hip Mountain Towns: Local People

May 19, 2021

 It's a scene repeated throughout the Rockies
As greedy landlords convert homes and apartments into pricey short-term rentals for tourists, many longtime residents are feeling exiled from their own communities. John Potter sizes it up
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Things That Can't Be Re-Created

May 12, 2021

Remember the climber who hammered in bolts on petroglyphs?
After a climber in Utah brazenly bolted a route across ancient indigenous petroglyphs, believing they were "graffiti," MoJo cartoonist John Potter says it spells only one thing
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Are There Enough Park Rangers To Go Around?

May 5, 2021

Rangers on the front lines of crushing visitation
With record crowds poised to descend on Yellowstone and Grand Teton, cartoonist John Potter laments how rangers every year have to do more with less
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Is 'Wildland Conservation' That Does Not Emphasize Wildlife Really Conservation?

April 28, 2021

Well-known artists, writers fill volume edited by Katie Christiansen
Delightful new 'Artist's Field Guide To Yellowstone' offers inspiring reasons to care about protecting wildlife in Lower 48's famous bioregion 

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The Adventures Of Modern Conquistadors

April 21, 2021

Sharing intel for fame and glory
MoJo cartoonist John Potter laments how social media and the egos of human 'explorers' are sullying the last best wild places
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Will Jackson Hole Grizzly 399—And Four Cubs— Emerge From The Den At 25?

April 14, 2021

She never asked to be a star
MoJo cartoonist John Potter reminds: As the whole world waits, let's not forget what it's like for this venerable bear mama, a quarter century old,  whose own greatest threat is....humans behaving badly
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Nature's Liquidation—When Treated Only As Tradable Commodity

April 7, 2021

What happens when wildness is valued only for money?
Buy Now! Everything for sale! Get it now before it's gone. MoJo cartoonist John Potter explores knowing price of everything but value of nothing
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What Happened After Wolf 1155 Left Yellowstone

March 31, 2021

Montana values in 2021
Cartoonist John Potter ponders the message Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is sending to the rest of the country about his state
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Covid Reflections: Before The World Shut Down Sarah DeOpsomer Got Sick

March 28, 2021

A string of covid masks in southwest Montana
A year after the pandemic reached the interior West and brought the globe to a standstill, this Bozeman resident survived her own brush with the virus. Now she looks back
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Leave No Trace—Of What?

March 24, 2021

Explore loudly and leave a big track?
In his latest comic, MoJo cartoonist John Potter tackles the human footprint and ponders the difference between re-creation and recreation
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The So-Called 'Underutilized Backcountry'

March 18, 2021

Turning backcountry into frontcountry
This week cartoonist John Potter spoofs claims by federal agencies and outdoor recreationists that wildlands are practically worthless unless filled with more human funhogs
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Grandstanding With Hidden Agendas?

March 9, 2021

Sen. Daines and. Deb Haaland
This week cartoonist John Potter lampoons US Sen. Steve Daines for seeking to block Deb Haaland from becoming first Native American interior secretary 
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Meet The Witless New West, Same As The Old West

March 2, 2021

It's not easy being a native species in Montana
This week cartoonist John Potter lampoons the Montana legislature's backward bills taking aim at grizzlies, wolves and bison
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