All posts tagged "the new west"

  • Whispers on the Open Road: ’Liberal media’ as elusive as Bigfoot in rural West

    By the nature of what I am fortunate to do, moving peripatetically as an old school dinosaur journalist from story to story, I spend a lot of time traversing Wyoming, Montana and other rural corners of the...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • Ripe for the Picking: Newcomb speech gets at Jackson Hole conundrum

    For me as a semi-libertarian (I believe in individual freedom so long as it doesn’t harm anyone else or destroy the valuable things we hold in common as a society), it’s fascinating when listening to fellow human...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Development 
Downfalls: Growth is bringing both huge ecological, economic costs to Greater Yellowstone

    The slow and steady landscape-level effects of climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are being documented by scientists measuring snowpack, average temperatures, drying of forests and wetlands. Equally significant impacts are bearing down on some corners...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Travels in The Greater Yellowstone: Jack Turner’s power of insightful observation

    “Some artists so completely capture the essence of a place and make it their own that to imagine the place or hold it in the mind’s eye of memory is to see it distilled through their art....

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Peregrine Falcon Tags: Why don’t we hunt bald eagles for the sport of it?

    In case you’re wondering where the thinking of some Westerners is — note, I am using the adjective some here — you need look no further than social media. This week, a few citizens from the great...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Real Wyoming Natives: For 10,000 years, Sheepeaters knew how to live with nature

    Earlier this year, tantalizing new research based on mastodon bones was reported, which suggested that humans might have been in North America far longer than we’ve been long lead to believe — 130,000 years rather than the...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Ursid Rock Star

    A trip back to the dawn of Grizzly 399’s fame JACKSON HOLE, WY— Between living in a region for a long while and writing about it, you find that words yield snapshots. This one flashes forward from...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Herd Mentality

    Jarvi’s “African Menagerie” Shows How Fine Art Can Move the Masses Normally, encounters with fine art are personal affairs.  Paintings might hang in museum galleries and attract long lines of people, but when they stir the soul, they...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: It’s Our Turn

    How Greater Yellowstone sees the rest of degraded America JACKSON HOLE, WY — Maybe you still don’t realize it, neighbors, but we hicks of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem dwell in that part of the American boondocks otherwise known...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Indigenous Wisdom

    The voice of Red Elk-Reed hails from the real old West. JACKSON HOLE, WY — On the high plains of the American West, where four or five generations of land tenure is invoked to claim greater credibility...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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