David Feela

Allen Best

Diane Sylvain

Position: Writers on the Range

Pepper Trail

Craig Rowe

Sharlene Leurig

John Calderazzo

Linda Ball

Betsy Marston

Position: Editor, Writer on the Range

The gift of runoff in a wet season

One recent evening, a friend and I walked along a mountain creek in central Colorado that only a few hours before had been covered with snow. Boulders once visible had been replaced by froth and...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Shifting gears, wearing Lycra

After riding for 25 years atop my old English 10-speed with the skinny steel wheels and tape-wrapped handlebars, I finally bought one of those fancy, 21-speed mountain bikes.When I got the new bike...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Why the Southwest is burning

No big thing happens for just one reason. This season’s fires, cutting broad swaths across the Southwest, result from the convergence of three powerful forces: climatic drought, institutional...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

‘Save over $460,000’ on a new house

IDAHOWhen the real estate market went bananas in the middle of the last decade, Teton County, Idaho, couldn’t approve new subdivisions fast enough. In fact, the Idaho valley, which is located just...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Whatever you do, don’t follow Sheila

As a career country gal, I take pride in finding the most efficient — or at least the shortest — route between two points. In our mountain country of Wyoming, that is not always a straight line or...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Danged ornery Tea Party creations

MONTANAIt’s a Tea Party world in Montana’s Legislature these days, and Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, sometimes can’t believe his ears as newly elected representatives talk blithely of creating...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Marry me, marry my town

I am not just marrying a man; I am marrying a town.In my first, brief marriage, my husband and I were both newcomers to the Alaska town where we spent our married life. The locals weren’t...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Missing the subdivisions for the trees

At first it’s hard to tell what we’re looking at. The tiny plane bumps and bounces through turbulence that warns of a winter storm. Beyond the window, rolling mountains spread east from Colorado’s...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

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