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The Voice Of Lois Red Elk-Reed Hails From The Real Old Old West

September 5, 2017 // Culture

Lois Red Elk-Reed and husband, Dennis, at Standing Rock in autumn 2016
From working on multiple fronts to preserve her culture to advising Hollywood on its portrayals of native people, Lois Red Elk-Reed, of Fort Peck, Montana, has gained acclaim as an "organic poet".
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For A Generation, "The Blue Door" Was A Safe Space On Bozeman's Main Street

September 5, 2017

The author contemplates the meaning of red, white and blue from behind the door of his clinical therapy practice in downtown Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy J. Tate says the biggest downside of his community becoming the "it" place is the loss of handshake agreements.
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America Desperately Needs More Bill Ruckelshauses

August 31, 2017 // EPA

William Ruckelshaus being sworn in as the first chief administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Sara Flitner remembers the EPA's first chief administrator and how his approach to problem solving is badly-need today
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Even In Paradise, Everyone Needs To Heal Something, Especially The Seemingly Invincible

August 23, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Mountain towns cast their own shadows. Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Confronting the myth of perfection, columnist Timothy Tate, a practicing psychotherapist in Bozeman, writes about "distress" accompanying radical changes in mountain communities
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Lesson From The Great Eclipse: When We Stand In Awe Of Nature, We Become Better Citizens

August 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Science, The New West

Gallatin Valley sunset by Steve Kelly
One profound lesson from the great eclipse of 2017: Science says that people who spend more time reverentially in the great outdoors are happier, kinder and more generous 
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Franz Camenzind Pens "Wild Ideas"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Politics, Public Lands

Franz Camenzind writes from Jackson Hole
Has the conservation leadership of Greater Yellowstone lost its edge in the face of so many emerging challenges? With a background in wildlife research, making acclaimed nature documentaries and leading a Jackson Hole-based conservation organization, Franz Camenzind has a lot to say about the state of the environmental movement. 
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In Divided West, Sara Flitner Guides All Sides Toward The Radical Middle

August 14, 2017 // Civil Society, Collaboration, Community, Community Change, Culture, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Sara Flitner
Sara Flitner grew up a rancher's daughter in a conservative part of Wyoming and then went on to become mayor of the state's most progressive small town. Along the way, she became a professional conflict resolution specialist. In her column, she shares her ideas on problem solving and bringing people together.

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Guest Opinion: Former Civil Servant Claims There's A Hidden Agenda Behind Public Lands Rhetoric

August 10, 2017

Barry Reiswig
Amid the political high drama in Washington, a former civil servant warns of a well-orchestrated agenda to strip American citizens of public lands they own in the West.  Barry Reiswig of Cody, Wyoming, who spent most of three decades with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, speaks out.
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Beholding The Golden Green Goose That Hatched One Of The Richest Counties in America

January 2, 2008

Moulton Barn in Grand Teton National Park, Photo courtesy National Park Service
Teton County, Wyo. Commissioner Mark Newcomb examines the cost—and dividends— of protecting a wild American ecosystem
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