All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • 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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  • THE NEW WEST: Gadget Break-Up

    Do we have the will to disconnect? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Those ingenious marvels of technology we carry in our hands—the deceivingly addictive screens of Huxleyan soma that literally, according to scientists, are rewiring our brains and...

    • Posted April 11, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Protecting Place

    Yellowstone’s Dan Wenk warns the ecosystem will only be saved by hard choices and vision. JACKSON HOLE, WY – More than four decades ago, Dan Wenk was a college student in Michigan intent upon becoming a professional...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Alternative Animal Facts

    What happens when ‘wildlife photography’ masquerades as something it’s not? JACKSON HOLE, WY – With each passing day, it seems, we learn more about the insidious impact of “fake news”—how politicians, companies, governments and operatives with hidden...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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