David Feela

Allen Best

Diane Sylvain

Position: Writers on the Range

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Craig Rowe

Sharlene Leurig

John Calderazzo

Linda Ball

Betsy Marston

Position: Editor, Writer on the Range

Hard choices for an uncertain future

Stepping onto the stage of the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colo., his biceps bulging after chopping vegetables six hours a day for 21 months while in prison, Tim DeChristopher got a standing...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

No thanks, Estonia

At any given moment, 20 million people are video chatting with friends and relatives in distant lands. Skype, the ingenious software that makes this possible, was developed in Estonia, a tiny...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Enough, already!

I love mountain biking. And the trails I ride in Western Colorado are as good as anyplace you can boast about. But it's no secret that throughout much of the western United States, many of the...

DATE: March 29, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

No more gold giveaways on public lands

Since 1872, mining interests have made billions of dollars by removing and selling valuable minerals from our public lands without having to pay a cent to the American taxpayer. This is one of the...

DATE: March 20, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

A lost world revealed by drought

Looking down into a valley near the edge of Lake Mead, it was hard to believe that the bustling town of St. Thomas had ever thrived below. A woman shielded her eyes from the October sun and asked...

DATE: March 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Sally Jewell and the adventure of a lifetime

President Obama's nominee for heading the Department of Interior, Sally Jewell, is historic - not for who she is, but for who she is not.She is a mountaineer, an ultra-marathon runner, a CEO of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Zombees and hipster beard scents

THE WESTMarketers can sell anything, it seems, even metaphors. You can now buy an air freshener that mimics not the true scent of a national park, which might be a noxious blend of car exhaust and...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2012 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Mountains of discarded ‘stuff’

Since March 2010, I’ve become intimately acquainted with many of the things that people in our society no longer want to live with: empty liquor bottles, deflated soccer balls, the guts of deer,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Python tweets and chainsaw cheers

WASHINGTONA 15-to-20-pound, 6-or-7-foot-long Burmese python, variously described as albino, yellow or “closer to brown with some yellow areas,” escaped into a park in northeast Seattle, a situation...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Let’s go for the fat this time

No one doubts that our nation cannot continue to plunge deeper in debt while borrowing huge sums each year. Most of us also admit that addressing this crisis will require deep cuts in domestic and...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2012 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Are we dangerous parents?

It began even before the kids were born, more than 20 years ago. Marypat finally got pregnant after years of miscarriages. We were halfway through winter in a cabin hundreds of miles from the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

A world smaller than we thought

My little corner of the West -- southern Oregon, between the Pacific Ocean and the high Cascades — achieved a brief notoriety during the height of the world’s Cold War anxieties: It was listed as...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2012 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

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