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Late Autumn Harbingers: When The Sorrel Sunka Wakan Approaches

November 14, 2018

Sorrel horse by Medicine Bear
In the ancient elder tradition, Lois Red Elk tells stories of her grandmother.  Her poems lead us to a deeper reflection on the missing and departed women in Indian Country.
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The Drone That Stalked A Bear Cub And Nearly Pushed It Over The Edge

November 14, 2018

Two bears climb a perilous snow snowfield
In a harrowing nature video that went viral, there's an unethical story behind the narrative
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At 50, Has The Inspiring Spirit Of The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act Been Forgotten?

November 13, 2018

Ansel Adams' famous portrait of the Snake River
Susan Marsh says Greater Yellowstone is a fount of wild American rivers—and trails— yet many citizens treat them only with greed or indifference
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Steve Bullock: When You Lose Rural Hospitals, Communities Die

November 9, 2018

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana's democratic governor, who could contend for The White House, addresses the recent election and issues facing the rural West
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Dems Winning House Means Major Pushback To Trump's Anti-Environment, Anti-Science Agenda

November 7, 2018

Still, the Democratic National Committee remains clueless in dealing with rural West and heartland
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Did Two Montana Politicians Get Lost In Their Search For 'Honest Truth' With Public Land?

November 4, 2018

  Matt Rosendale's tweet
In their Paradise Valley photo op, Steve Daines and Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale appear to have trouble knowing the difference between private and public tracts
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Every Mountain Town Has Local Versions of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford

November 4, 2018 // Civil Society, Community, Community Change, Culture

Christine Blasey Ford
When we talk of justice, Timothy Tate the psychotherapist wonders about the message sent to American daughters
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Stacking The Deck? House Democrats Say GOP Giving Industry Too Much Influence On Capitol Hill

November 1, 2018 // Climate Change, Congress, Politics, Science

Rob Bishop chairs the House Natural Resource Committee
New report says fossil fuel interests dominate hearings on issues affecting American West
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Of Moose, Climate Change And Feckless Politicians

November 1, 2018 // Climate Change

A rare moose in Hayden Valley
MoJo columnist Tim Crawford says true leaders say what we need to know, even if we don't want to hear it. And we need to elect them.
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A Search And Rescue In The Mountains Turns Up Something Far More Profound

October 25, 2018 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Seek and you will find the truth
MoJo's resident first responder Steve Primm didn't find the phantom victim; he stared into a problem created by growth
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Trouble in Aspen: What Happens When Working Class Employees With Affordable Housing Retire?

October 25, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Economy, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Aspen, Colorado
Should they be encouraged to leave in order to make room for the next generation of worker bees?
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The Horse Family

October 18, 2018 // Photography, Ranching, Together We Go: Women and Horses

A Johnson woman gathers a horse
At the U-Cross Ranch near Roy, Nicole Johnson teaches her daughters to find strength in the saddle 
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Another Cost Of Growth: Will Voters In Bozeman Approve A Tax Hike For Better Public Safety Facilities?

October 18, 2018 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Where is the growth sidewalk leading?
Tim Crawford says the fire and police departments need new digs because of the development boom, but many citizens are already feeling overtaxed
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Western Epiphanies: Lessons From The Largest Mobile Classroom In America

October 15, 2018 // Whitman College Semester In The West

Westies ground-truthing fact from fiction
Mountain Journal collaborates with students from Whitman College's "Semester in the West" who share their thoughts about issues shaping an iconic region
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