All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • THE NEW WEST: Wright at 150

    A local place-based builder reflects. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Who in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is advancing extraordinary architecture? What does their work, and the people dwelling inside of it, say about human values? These are questions...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Teaching Coexistence

    Greater Yellowstone’s wildness will only be saved if humans live smarter. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As they recount the grim statistics, Lindsay Jones and Renee Seidler can tell you a lot about co-existence between people and our...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Protected Ideals

    Study refutes Trump administration’s claim that monuments are a liability to communities. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Public lands: a boon for communities in the New West or a bane to our existence? With the value of nature-related...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Liberal Soul Searching

    Montana’s special election begs the question, with weak opponents, why do Democrats keep losing? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Fair and square, Greg Gianforte prevailed in Montana’s special congressional election, held to fill the lone House seat vacated...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Sage Civil Servitude

    Saying goodbye to Yellowstone’s Bob Barbee, a giant of the green and grey. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Gushing at the lip of Old Faithful Geyser last Saturday came an eruption of reverence and mirth. It flooded forth...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Endangered Courage

    Republicans of the West are on a perilous path riding for the Trump brand. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Pretending they were cowboys, Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Life Aquatic

    Charlie Craighead’s new film offers important lessons about water in the West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For several years, Charlie Craighead has been piecing together the complicated story of water in Wyoming. As a society, he says,...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: When Green Groups Go Missing

    In the absence of conservation leaders, a musher thinks of his kids and leads a climate march. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jason Matthews makes his living on snow and ice. During winter, he purveys dogsled rides to...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Creativity That Fosters Conservation

    An impending anniversary should remind locals of the art hub sitting in their backyard. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As Greater Yellowstonians, there is much we take for granted, especially if one has never dwelled beyond the provincial...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Earth to Trump

    The past paints a grim picture of what happens in the absence of environmental regulations. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Earth Day is Saturday—the 47th time it’s been commemorated since the first one was held in 1970. In...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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