All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • THE NEW WEST: Demand Accountability

    A former senator says elected officials can’t hide from citizens. JACKSON HOLE, WY – United States Rep. Liz Cheney is purported to live in Wilson, Wyoming. But her presence in Jackson Hole has been conspicuously scarce, at...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Standing In Awe

    When nature wows us, we become more charitable citizens. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Where were you during the great solar eclipse? What kind of sobering sensations fired across the ancient synaptic pathways linking your mind to body...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: A New Watchdog

    Mountain Journal will raise regional consciousness about Greater Yellowstone. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has, heretofore, never had a single journalistic presence devoted entirely to making sense of our vast region. Now it does....

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Burn, Baby, Burn

    Al Gore returns with a climate warning and Wyoming still yawns off climate change. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Former Vice President Al Gore is back on the big screen with a follow-up to his 2006 Academy-award-winning documentary, An...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Ode to Wildness

    Brooke Williams’s Open Midnight pieces together a poignant Western landscape and the people it calls to. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Before William Williams joined other Mormon faithful—before he, too, set out on a religious pilgrimage Westward, ultimately...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Defense Mechanisms

    Can we love a resource without killing it? JACKSON HOLE, WY – If your favorite place on earth was facing a threat, an impact that you know will only grow in magnitude, what would you do to...

    • Posted July 25, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Crossing the Divide

    The next generation is heeding the call of one artist’s wildlife art. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Andrew Denman’s engaging art is definitely not the kind of nature painting you’d typically find hanging at grandma’s and grandpa’s house—that...

    • Posted July 18, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Wildlife Accounting

    What a study says about the value of a Yellowstone bobcat over a single winter. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For years, conservationist Lisa Robertson and a devoted group of friends in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have tried...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Liz’s Climate Disconnect

    Cheney’s views on climate clash with the U.S. military. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In just nine words spoken last week on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming offered another revealing window into how she interprets...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: What is Patriotism?

    Sifting through American hypocrisy ahead of Independence Day. “Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” – Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), a historian descended from family line of two U.S....

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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