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Sage grouse plan aims for industry, wildlife balance

...declared Tuesday, as they sought to safeguard the habitat of a declining species while maintaining key pieces of the American West's economy - oil and gas drilling and ranching.The Obama administration said the greater sage grouse does not require...
Nation and World
My Turn: President has the right spotlight on climate change

...for Climate and Energy, a regional approach to address climate change, Alaska became the only region on the North American west coast not actively engaged in reducing greenhouse emissions. Even Mexico has a plan and is more engaged than Alaska...
Off the Beaten Path: A con like Alaska had never seen, reflections on Soapy Smith

...of Smith and the mysterious Frank Reid and their fatal gun fight. It would sound like one more hokey story from the American West canon, soon to be forgotten in a capitalistic buzz and swirl oddly reminiscent of Bangkok, New Orleans and Las Vegas...
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...Institute "Cadillac Desert" by Marc Reisner (1986)This is the definitive, and most fun, book on water in the American West. Reisner has terrific sense of irony. He gets into the minds of dam builders and dam haters like nobody else. His...
Fairbanks man keeps pushing for local rink

...roller skating. In the next decade, he worked as a cook and dishwasher in Fairbanks in national parks throughout the American West, including Yellowstone, Kings Canyon and Death Valley.In recent decades, Terry's interests include square dancing...
An Alaskan Light

...died. There I first glimpsed the American West, a place of immense spaces and...vicarious, in the great myths of the American West - a delusion necessary to empathize...its myths inside you. In the American West, you need a horse. Here in Southeast...
In the Stacks: New fiction on CD

...of conversations and uses them to help set his stories in place and time, and Baker reads beautifully, evoking the American West in a time of change. "Lunatics," by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, read by the authors and Mark Thompson, Sean Kenin...
The Wild West: (Un)true grit

...this as a problem. Tall tales were a big part of the American West, to the everlasting frustration of the region's historians...of the mythic West. The myths that came out of the American West may thwart intellectual deconstruction, but they can...
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Sitka Native artist gets $25K museum grant

...contemporary art collections," he said. It is only one of two museums east of the Mississippi that feature both the American West and Native America, the Eiteljorg website said.Galanin said he hasn't decided how he will spend his award money...
Mark Udall, son of Alaska conservation icon, carries legacy

...Udall said. Patricia Limerick, a history professor and chairwoman of the University of Colorado's Center of the American West, says the four-term congressman has shown the pragmatism and flexibility of his uncle and father, who promoted...


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