Category Archives: The Rockies

The inland island range from Jasper to Santa Fe — same ecosystem, same folks

My Homage To The Rocky Mountains In A Time Of Hope

Going North To South In An East-West Land

The medicine for our undiagnosed economic disease might be found in wilderness, mountains, deer, cougars, handmade homes, community, friends, art. Yeah, this just might be the Way.

The Village At Wolf Creek: Salesmanship Trumps Meteorology

About that snow removal complexity. . .

Is the Forest Service complicit in poor planning by a developer? It would not the first time that the snowfall in the south San Juan mountains has been ignored, with disastrous results.

A Besieged Government Agency Goes “Wild”

The National Park Service Takes The Lead At The Dunes

Why the people — and I am one — of the lucky subdivision north of Great Sand Dunes National Park should show the generosity and vision of the National Park Service and share the access.

Holy Cities Of The West: The Centers Could Not Hold

Stuck in a slithering python of a traffic jam in Salt Lake City, I wondered what Brigham Young would think. I mean, when he said, “This is the place,” he surely did not mean the place for hopeless urbanization.

Cool It, New York Times. Sheriff Bell Is Not Running For Office

A Counter-review Of Cormac McCarthy’s

The main character of “No Country For Old Men” is squarely on the conservative side of the cultural war, but it’s a mistake to read this as a political novel. And a problem for the nation.

High Desert Golf And Carting Around Saguaros

Running on empty symbols

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The president did Lyle Anderson a favor by playing golf at Las Campanas, but Democrats probably wouldn’t go near the place.

New West Powder Snow: Start Yer Engines, Get Yer Gun

But who ya gonna Call? The sheriff or the NRA?

In one NRA ad, a defiant Charlton Heston carried a double barrel shotgun, unloaded, open at the breach and breaking nicely over his right shoulder. On the other hand, there’s reality on Molas Pass.

Revised View of The Texas Rangers: Secret Police

It’s not exactly Bush World

A new book on the Texas Rangers during the bloody decade of the Mexican Revolution recollected my strange first encounter with Reies Lopez Tijerina.

Word From The Mountain: Natural Law And Taylor Ranch

Wood Cutters, Grazers, Loggers. . . Not So Fast There, Peak Baggers

Some rights to use land come, not out of the literal terms contracts, but rather out of “pre-existing and higher authority of laws of nature, of nations, or of the community to which the parties belong,” the Colorado territorial court said in 1872.

Travels With A Neganative, Part 2

Can the U.S. 84 Corridor Survive?

Continuing along U.S. 84 in New Mexico’s Rio Arriba County, I search for the secrets of preservation of the living West in Los Ojos and Chama