All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • 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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  • 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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