All posts tagged "the new west"
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
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
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: 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
THE NEW WEST: To Live or Die
Counting the seconds in your grizzly bear moment of truth. JACKSON HOLE, WY— Six seconds: A flash of time and yet, as the adage goes, if it means putting your hand in boiling water or having one’s head...
- Posted January 10, 2017