All posts by Todd Wilkinson
THE NEW WEST: The Real Prey
An Idaho boy almost becomes a casualty of the Western war waged on predators. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Most readers here have probably never heard of the notorious “M-44.” It’s not a gun, but rather a different...
- Posted March 21, 2017
THE NEW WEST: Path to the Past
Photographer Bradly Boner’s book is a visual marvel that stirs important discussion. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I had been waiting months for Bradly Boner’s book to arrive, after making a contribution to his successful request for funding...
- Posted March 15, 2017
THE NEW WEST: The Silent Majority
Who in the GOP has the courage to challenge Trump’s lies? JACKSON HOLE, WY – So our beloved country has reached the point of insanity emanating from the very top—a sitting American president making allegations in the...
- Posted March 8, 2017
THE NEW WEST: Conservation Under Siege
Lawmakers’ attacks on environmental laws don’t serve states’ best interests. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Whether it’s Yellowstone, Grand Teton, our national forests, wildlife refuges or even private ranches, never in the history of America has preserving land,...
- Posted March 1, 2017
THE NEW WEST: Enshrouding Truth
Trump’s techniques for silencing civil servants are nothing new, but they should be widely discussed and recognized. JACKSON HOLE, WY – With the Trump administration only weeks old, fear and declining morale are already pervasive in federal...
- Posted February 21, 2017
THE NEW WEST: Insights From the North
Russell Rowland’s new book offers extraordinary wisdom on the Treasure State and the rural West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Wyoming, it’s a state as scarlet as they come, meaning Republican electorally not Communist. As for neighboring Montana—red...
- Posted February 15, 2017
THE NEW WEST: From the Gobi to Greater Yellowstone
What endangered grizzlies in Mongolia can teach us about bruins in the West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Douglas Chadwick was trekking through the Himalayas in search of snow leopards when he unexpectedly spied a grizzly grazing on...
- Posted February 7, 2017
THE NEW WEST: Holding Power Accountable
Members of the media must not forget the American public is relying on them. JACKSON HOLE, WY – And now the curtain has risen in Washington D.C.: Act 1 on the stage of what some are calling...
- Posted January 31, 2017
THE NEW WEST: Roaming for Truth
Filmmaker Ken Burns talks American prairie, writer David McCullough and war in Vietnam. Jackson Hole, WY — When I asked Ken Burns what he thought of our new post-ethics, post-truth, fake-news world, in which distortion of reality...
- Posted January 25, 2017
THE NEW WEST: A Requiem for Toughie
What happens when one species no longer cares about the survival of another species? JACKSON HOLE, WY – First, a digression: I completely get Elon Musk’s enthusiasm for a manned space mission to Mars, how it’s part...
- Posted January 17, 2017