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Imagine a World Where Borders Are Based on Nature and Culture, Not Politics and War

Guided by watersheds, mountains and local knowledge, bioregionalism is a logical way to create boundaries. There’s little natural about the boundaries that divide states and countries. They’re often imaginary lines that result from history, conflict, or negotiation. Show More Summary

State Defends Its Handling Of The Los Feliz Mountain Lion Media Circus

Earlier this week Griffith Park's mountain lion found himself cornered by undue media attention—like many of Los Angeles' residents—leading some to wonder whether officials handled the situation properly. [ more › ]

2015 Mountain West football power rankings, from Boise State to UNLV

Utah State could be excellent, and New Mexico and San Jose State could surprise, but Boise State is the runaway favorite for both the MWC title and a New Year's bowl bid. At the end of each conference run-through (here's the whole Mountain West), I take a look at how I perceive the conference's balance of power heading into the season. Show More Summary

Hiking the Thunder Spring and Chimney Flat Loop

The Thunder Spring and Chimney Flat Loop is the second of a trio of short hikes within Palomar Mountain State Park. Each of these loops is included in a larger and more comprehensive loop through the park. However, since not everybody is keen on a nearly 9 mile loop, these smaller loops offer a more digestible “taste”…

My First Week

I know I am way behind on an update. When we hit Neels Gap, I ran out of time getting some gear sorted out. I’ll try to do better… But here’s my first week (plus a day or two…) Day 1 – Amicalola Falls State Park to Springer Mountain Shelter Trail miles: 0.2 Non-Trail Miles: 8.8 After......

Developers: Microsoft to host Project Spartan Web Summit on May 5th and 6th

Microsoft today announced that the company will be hosting Project Spartan Web Summit on May 5th and May 6th at Mountain View, California. Microsoft states that speakers from the Web Developing community, including Kimberly Blessing, Kyle Simpson, and Sara Soueida will offer technical sessions related to Spartan. The Spartan team will also do a lot […]

Explore a High-Desert Wilderness

Trek to Dead Horse Point State Park for solitude, mountain biking, and breathtaking views.

Update on Year 4: It Never Rains in California

Another update:This is the fourth year in a row with little rain or snow in the mountains. California is the largest agricultural state, and an ongoing drought could have an impact on food prices - and on the economy.This graphic shows...Show More Summary

New Mexico JC forward verbally commits to Colorado State

Given their losses in the front court, this is an important commitment for Colorado State as they look to once again contend in the Mountain West.

RMEF Grants to Assist Elk Restoration, Research, Habitat Enhancement in Wisconsin

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded more than $440,000 in grants to fund 42 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects, including continuing elk restoration efforts, in the state of Wisconsin. “We are...Show More Summary

Yucca Mountain: Nuclear Albatross or Top 10?

A couple of mentions in the Nevada press about Yucca Mountain suggested that the state might become at least a bit more open about reactivating the project. You can read about this a couple of posts below. That’s just the tip of the mountain. Show More Summary

Neglected and Abused, Zoey and Corey Remind Rescuers Why They Fight for Animals

Share this image When the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) got a call about a hoarding case in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, it couldn't predict the horrors that awaited. Sixty dogs were living in an overcrowded, junk-filled yard, many with untreated and infected injuries. Show More Summary

The big 2015 Fresno State football guide: Waiting for the time to strike

The 128-team countdown hits a reigning Mountain West division champion. Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. 1. It all started so well After falling to 4-9 in Pat Hill's final season, Fresno State hired Tim DeRuyter in 2012, and he went 20-6 in two years and took home the 2013 Mountain West title. Show More Summary

New Fly Fishing Books

Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West by Jen Brown highlights how the fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States. Brown also examines the popular conception of fly … more ?

The Subzero Lab Where Scientists Recreate Avalanches In a Box 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Avalanches are powerful forces of nature, but they’re also the result of millions of tiny snowflakes bonded—or not bonded—together just so. Looking at avalanches falling down mountains can only tell you so much. At Montana State University’s “subzero lab,” scientists are studying how avalanches happen by recreating them flake by flake. Read more...

She Believed She Could, So She Did

Well, the time has come, I’m two days out from starting the journey of a lifetime and it’s fair to say I’m freaking out. It’s been a whirl wind two weeks since flying back to the states from the mountains of  New Zealand. Five days in New York with my family preparing mail drops and taking care......

The big 2015 Mountain West football guide, from UNLV to Boise State

The fourth conference in Bill Connelly's 128-team megapreview countdown! Check back every weekday for more. Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. 1. Why not? My first impression of UNLV's hire of local high school coaching...Show More Summary

The big 2015 San Jose State football guide: SJSU outrecruited Iowa. Now what?

The 128-team countdown continues in the Mountain West, looking at a team hoping to follow Western Michigan's model to success. Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. 1. Recruiting and change in the Mountain West You can...Show More Summary

Mountain West teams to play Missouri Valley teams

Wyoming will play at Indiana State next season as part of renewed MW-Missouri Valley series        

Gloom does not have to mean doom in California

The water news from California keeps getting worse. This week’s final snowpack tally from the Sierra Nevada mountains – one of the state's key water lifelines – is "dire" and "obliterated" previous record lows, David Rizzardo, chief of snow surveys and water supply forecasting at California's Department of Water Resources, told reporters [...]

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