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Off-grid living
Off-grid living
And as I sit here typing these solar-powered words, I am convinced the desert-lovers' dream of a solar array on every rooftop, obviating utility scale solar installations on wild lands, is attainable.
By Jonathan Thompson
01/20/2022
Outstanding waters
Outstanding waters
At a time when water in the Southwest is becoming increasingly scarce, more than 20 streams in the region are being proposed for protective safeguards in an attempt to preserve the waterways for years to come.
By Jonathan Romeo
01/20/2022
The new not normal
The new not normal
The West has new 30-year snowpack averages, but do they blunt reality?
By Jonathan Romeo
01/13/2022
Road to recovery
Road to recovery
For men fighting addiction, Denver's Rescue Mission is a lifeline
By Claire Cleveland / Colorado Public Radio
01/13/2022
Marshall Fire, in context
Marshall Fire, in context
Redefining the wildland-urban interface and the notion of fire season
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
01/13/2022
Waste not
Waste not
Farm to Summit fuels not only backcountry adventures but a circular food economy
By Sinjin Eberle
01/06/2022
Not just any old garage
Not just any old garage
Relic alongside Red Mountain Pass tied to Supreme Court ruling.
By Nancy Lofholm/Colorado Public Radio
01/06/2022
The future of chasing snow
The future of chasing snow
Heather Hansman's new book is both an ode and critique of ski bum culture
By Jamie Wanzek
12/23/2021
Total collapse
Total collapse
Mesa Verde faces big task to save prized cliff dwelling
By Jonathan Romeo
12/23/2021
Energy transition & public lands
Energy transition & public lands
Figuring out a sustainable grid that doesn't come at the expense of open space
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
12/23/2021
The next big boom
The next big boom
Oil and gas could be poised for a comeback in Southwest Colorado
By Jonathan Romeo
12/16/2021
Authentic or fake?
Authentic or fake?
Manitou Cliff Dwellings, relocated from Cortez, spark debate over history
By Monica Castillo / Colorado Public Radio
12/16/2021
The AirBnB apocalypse
The AirBnB apocalypse
Believe it or not, Durango has a housing success story
By Jonathan Romeo
12/09/2021
New 'New Deal' a pretty good deal
New 'New Deal' a pretty good deal
Infrastructure and Build Back Better a boon for the West, no matter what Boebert says
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
12/09/2021
Don't be 'that guy'
Don't be 'that guy'
Being one with nature is cool, but not a good reason to violate closures
By Jonathan Romeo
12/02/2021
The silt remembers
The silt remembers
USGS Lake Powell study reveals water calamities of the past
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
12/02/2021
Wreckreation vs. wildlife
Wreckreation vs. wildlife
Backcountry skiers, conservationists lock horns over sheep closures in Tetons
By Jonathan Thompson / Land Desk
11/24/2021
A new spin
A new spin
Mural at Durango Cyclery catches more than the eye
By Jennaye Derge
11/24/2021
Land of too many uses?
Land of too many uses?
Forest Service grapples with grazing, wildlife issues
By Jonathan Romeo
11/18/2021
Left in the dark
Left in the dark
Future of now-shuttered Henry Strater Theatre remains in limbo
By Jonathan Romeo
11/11/2021