Writers on the Range

A valuable tool
A valuable tool

In defense of big cat hunting and rejecting 'ballot box biology'

By Andrew Carpenter
Cat fight
Cat fight

Bobcats and other wild cats need protection, not ruthless killing for their pelts

By Ted Williams / Writers on the Range
Lightening the load
Lightening the load

Perhaps the best way to deal with belongings is to give – not store – them away

By Rich Wandschneider / Writers on the Range
So much worth saving
So much worth saving

For ornithologist Pepper Trail, being bird-brained is a good thing 

By Jonathan Romeo / Writers on the Range
Cruel but not unusual
Cruel but not unusual

In Wyoming, tormenting a wolf before killing it is not a big deal
 

By Wendy Keefover
Roll the dice
Roll the dice

The winners and losers in the climate-change game

By Pepper Trail / Writers on the Range
A mile in their boots
A mile in their boots

Understanding avalanches requires examining own, others’ blind spots

By Molly Absolon / Writers on the Range
Still in the crosshairs
Still in the crosshairs

Culture wars at root of embattled Bears Ears National Monument 
 

By Stephen Trimble
Free land wasn't free
Free land wasn't free

Family takes steps to right history’s wrongs against Native Nations
 

By Rebecca Clarren / Writers on the Range
Old stomping grounds
Old stomping grounds

A hypothetical glimpse into the lives of Colorado’s new residents

By Clint McKnight / Writers on the Range
The sandy Juan
The sandy Juan

Glen Canyon Dam and the muddy mess it's left behind

By Dave Marston / Writers on the Range
War comes home
War comes home

Middle East conflict reverberates in tiny town 7,000 miles from Gaza

By Matt Witt / Writers on the Range
Who's the boss?
Who's the boss?

When it comes to Wilderness, we are not in charge – which is what makes it so special

By John Clayton / Writers on the Range
Git along, pardners
Git along, pardners

Collaboration on conservation goes a lot farther than insults

By Ben Long / Writers on the Range
Where have all the doctors gone?
Where have all the doctors gone?

Shortage of obstetrics in rural areas puts women at risk
 

By Katie Klingsporn / Writers on the Range
Minding the gap
Minding the gap

Energy guru says bridging energy transition easier than we think
 

By Dave Marston / Writers on the Range
Luck, kindness & perseverance
Luck, kindness & perseverance

One Venezuelan woman’s harrowing story of coming to America

By Laura Pritchett / Writers on the Range
Year in review
Year in review

A look back at the things Westerners cared about in 2023

By Betsy Marston
'Canary in the world'
'Canary in the world'

Decline of ubiquitous bird could be harbinger of what’s to come

By Pepper Trail / Writers on the Range
Keeping the dream alive
Keeping the dream alive

Ski bum culture faceplants into reality of ski town living

By Heather Hansman / Writers on the Range

Top Stories

Hang up and drive
05/16/2024
Hang up and drive
By Nathaniel Minor / Colorado Public Radio

Colorado passes bill criminalizing cell phone use while driving
 

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One drop at a time
05/16/2024
One drop at a time
By Missy Votel

Local bottled water company has mission to help people, environment
 

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Shifting gears
05/09/2024
Shifting gears
By Allen Best / Big Pivots

Compared to transition to combustion engine, switch to EVs will be a smoother, faster road
 

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Solo mission
05/02/2024
Solo mission
By Stephen Eginoire

Six days alone, exploring a very special place
 

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The Pole

Burned out
05/16/2024

One of the M.C.’s favorite family friendly biking spots is back open for business. After being closed recently for a prescribed burn, Boggy Draw opened back up to the public Wed., May 14.

Bringing the funny
05/16/2024

Durango has a new collection of funny folks. The cleverly named Lower Left Improv – which takes its name form Durango’s location in the state – is hosting its first show of original comedy sketches, “Mind Your Manners,” Fri.-Sat., May 24-25, at Stillwater’s Light Box Theater, 1316 Main Ave. 

Burt the bard
05/09/2024

Regular readers of this fine publication no doubt are familiar with the works of Burt Baldwin, the unofficial Telegraph poet laureate. Since the early days, Baldwin’s poetry, essays and short stories have been a recurring feature in the paper.

In the same boat
05/02/2024

For many Durangoans, spring is time to hit the water. But for a few extra hearty souls, it will be time to really hit the water. On June 8, team “Human Powered Potential” will be setting out in their 28-foot fiberglass sea home, American Spirit, to row from California’s Monterey Bay to Kauai. 

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