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Report: Western states see dramatic increase in camping reservations, public land use

How can a prop gun kill? Firearms expert says only after multiple safety failures

California expands its state of emergency to deal with massive drought

‘It’s scary’: The West’s housing crunch has southwest Colorado at crisis point

Here’s what Kamala Harris said in Nevada about fighting climate change

This doctor says Idaho has ‘lost the war’ against COVID-19

The Wild West’s housing market: These Utah, Idaho cities top new list for biggest price increases 

Meet Tom McCourt, the bard of Carbon County

3 things to know before you hit Utah’s ski slopes this season

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Is the American West still big enough for the cowboy?

I went to Casper, Wyoming, expecting to see the Bar J Wranglers take their final bow. What I found was more hopeful than I thought.

Should skiers be able to pay to skip lift lines?

Which cities and counties saw biggest housing price increases?

Is the West too wild for electric cars?

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: As the West’s housing market rages, Utah faces a ‘severe imbalance’

The dreaded red snake: Will Utah ski resorts see even worse traffic in 2021?

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National parks are being ‘loved to death.’ Is there an end in sight?

Shuttle systems, reservations and alternative transportation are being floated as ways to cut back on congestion. But many say the traffic is here to stay.

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These Western cities are booming — but they’re also experiencing growing pains

Caldwell, Idaho, is one of the West’s fastest-growing cities. Its leaders and residents say that’s not always a good thing.

When bad air puts NCAA sports at risk

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The problem with allowing Western land to go to the highest bidder

The American West has never been "no man’s land."

Can Western states and the federal government get along? Spencer Cox hopes so

Montana just surpassed its peak for COVID-19 ICU patients. That says something about the West

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The maze of tunnels under Las Vegas — and the people who live in them

Like hundreds of people, Paul Vautrinot once lived in the dark tunnels below Las Vegas. Now he’s helping others climb out.

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How an unsolved double homicide and Gabby Petito’s final days have cast a dark cloud over sunny Moab

Locals say they are grief-stricken, afraid and angry as the investigation into the murder of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner enters week six without answers.

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The conservative case for environmentalism

We need more conservative people, like many in Utah’s Carbon and Emery counties, to join the conversation about climate change.

Drought and climate change are draining the Colorado River. Sens. Mitt Romney and Michael Bennet went to see for themselves

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Will these tent cities for homeless people be a model or a warning?

Cities across the West struggle with rising homelessness. The city of Missoula, Montana, is trying out a unique solution.

Is the West’s housing market overpriced? These cities rank as nation’s most ‘overvalued’

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A race against time on the Bonneville Salt Flats

On the Bonneville Salt Flats, racing records have been set and reset. But all that while, the salt was disappearing.

Record-breaking number of public comments could delay Little Cottonwood traffic plans

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The U.S. has terrible maternal mortality rates. Could midwives help?

Midwives who travel could give rural women a better birthing experience.

Will drought in the West usher in a new generation of reservoirs?

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Anatomy of a drought: How the West may change for decades to come

Lake Powell is becoming a puddle. Cities are running out of water. Record breaking heat, fallowed fields and yellow lawns. The 2021 drought in Utah and the West is historic — and there may be worse impacts to come in the future. Here’s why.

Study finds wildfire smoke exposure increases the risk of preterm birth

Patagonia boycotts Wyoming ski resort over owners’ Republican fundraiser

Opinion: What does fishing have to do with COVID-19 and climate change? Let me tell you

State of change: Minorities now driving more of Utah's population growth than white people

Does it help or hurt animals when humans get up close and personal?

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Why is air quality so bad? West Coast wildfire smoke creeping east

West Coast wildfire smoke and ozone pollution are making unhealthy breathing conditions in Utah, and regulators are suggesting people avoid heavy exertion and move activities indoors.

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Family, identity and one of the longest manhunts in U.S. history

Fifty years ago, a police shooting set in motion a decades-long chase across the American West.

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Golden eagles are dying. This unlikely partnership is trying to help

The golden eagle is in trouble and there is a group of hearty folks out there documenting those troubles and doing what they can to alleviate the problems. This matters to important military installations in Utah, which is funding an extensive western research effort. Here is what they are learning.

A bird’s-eye look at 5 stunning facts about the golden eagle

As numbers dwindle, how you can help preserve the Beehive State's 1,100 bee species

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Here’s what to do if you see a mountain lion

It is estimated that mountain lions have killed less than two dozen people in North America during the last century.

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Working remotely ... wherever you park

Inside the freewheeling life of the digital nomad.

Sheriff's office identifies hiker who died from fall at Bridal Veil Falls

This canyon, well known to skiers, is overly congested, but the solution is staggeringly expensive

The worst wildfires in the U.S. … and that includes a fire tornado

Smoke is blanketing the West. When will it clear?