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The Royals Travel Through Oz!

After arriving in Australia yesterday, Prince William and Kate Middleton's latest excursion brought them to the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney. There they met some of the families affected by the devastating bush fires that swept through in October last year. Show More Summary

Daily Beast Contributor Laments 'Abortion Desert' in Mountain West

Taking a page from liberal activists concerned with "food deserts" in America's inner cities, it seems abortion rights absolutists are taking a rhetorical test drive with the arid metaphor for areas lacking many abortion clinics. "There...Show More Summary

NASA simulation portrays ozone intrusions from aloft

Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range are occasionally rewarded with remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and wind. But it's what people in the mountainous U.S. West can't see in conditions like this -- ozone...Show More Summary

3 Reasons Why Arizona Is the Worst State

6 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I used to be a proud Arizonan. The Wild West, gun slingers, Wyatt Earp, the Salt River, incredible sunsets, ancient Native American cliff dwellings, snowcapped mountain peaks, and home to one of the True Wonders of the World.

Spring Time in British Columbia: Wine, Dine and Mountain Sun

19 inches of rainfall in 24 hours is the record for the west coast of Vancouver Island. Our goal was to drive to the rain shadow of Okanagan Valley (400 miles east of the coast), sample some wine and enjoy the sun.

NASA simulation portrays ozone intrusions from aloft

Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado's Front Range are occasionally rewarded with remarkable visibility brought about by dry, clear air and wind. But it's what people in the mountainous U.S. West can't see in conditions like this – ozoneShow More Summary

Wildlife With Teeth Bill Progressing in Illinois General Assembly

The most recent mountain lion encounter in Illinois ended badly last year when state wildlife officials capped a cougar west of Chicago. A bill in the Illinois General Assembly would put new predator protections in place. [ more › ]

Micro Homes: Spend a Weekend Off the Grid in This Charming Micro Shack

Created as a wee little weekend retreat for a Washington, D.C. family, The Shack at Hinkle Farm in rural South Fork Mountain, West Va. offers a ridiculously picturesque, totally electricity-free getaway. Maryland-based Broadhurst Architects designed the place as a...

Deep in the Heart of West Texas Is a National Park Where Mountains Meet Desert

You may not have heard of Big Bend National Park, and it's almost certainly far, far away from where you live, but it's well worth a visit. Big Bend is one of the least-visited national parks in the United States, receiving fewer than...Show More Summary

Kanye West Postponed His Tour to Finish Another Album

The good people of Australia will now have to wait until September for their Yeezus mountain. On the flip side: Kanye is going to be finishing an album in May. So it's April 1, and your Song of Summer contest is all sewn up. Thanks for playing!... More »

West Virginia, Utah Eye All-GOP US House Delegations in 2014

It has been more than 90 years since the last time Republicans had a monopoly on every U.S. House seat in the Mountain State.

Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

8 of the 10 fastest growing metro areas are energy boom towns in the Great Plains or Mountain West

Long-Running Conspiracist Fears Still Fuel Anti-Wolf Sentiments In Mountain States

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] To say that there is deep local antipathy to federal wolf recovery efforts in many of the Mountain West states where biologists are attempting to revive the endangered species would be an understatement.Show More Summary

Episode 100: A Grand Unified Theory of West Texas

Ryan and Matt celebrate this milestone TFT Podcast with a look at one of their personal favorite albums, The Mountain Goats' "All Hail West Texas." Episode 100: A Grand Unified Theory of West Texas originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

NCAA tournament 2014: San Diego State is back in the Sweet 16

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

After a three-year hiatus, Steve Fischer and San Diego State are back in the Sweet 16. The Aztecs rode the hot hand of Mountain West player of the year Xavier Thames, who finished with a game-high 30 points to a 63-44 win over No. 12 North Dakota State. Thames’s 30 is most points scored by […]

Charles Sims of West Virginia might surprise people in NFL

There were 24 NFL teams represented at West Virginia’s pro day on Friday, where 15 Mountaineers players and one player from Shepherd worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Charles Sims, RB (6-foot 1/8, 214 pounds) — Sims — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine and stood on his numbers from that event — only did position drills at the pro day. Show More Summary

The Story Behind the Japantown Mural

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New video provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a unique piece of street art. It’s possible you’ve already seen it while walking along Queen West: a large mural featuring things like giant robots, mountains, flowers, and colourful patterns, executed with skills drawn from sources as diverse as traditional Japanese painting and anime. Show More Summary

Joel Bitonio Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Nevada OT/OG

Joel Bitonio, LT, Nevada, (HT: 6'4.25"; WT: 302) Positives One of the Mountain West Conference's best 2013 offensive linemen. Exceedingly smart, hardworking and tough-nosed player. Exhibits great motor and enthusiasm for fundamentally...Show More Summary

San Diego announcer goes on incredible rant about security during last minute of championship game

It's the last minute of the Mountain West Championship Game between San Diego State and New Mexico. There's a little over a minute left in an exciting game and you happen to have the privilege of calling the game on radio. Just then,...Show More Summary

New Mexico vs. San Diego State: Score, Grades, Analysis from MWC Tournament 2014

The New Mexico Lobos are the 2014 Mountain West Conference champions after holding off a late-game surge from the No. 1 seed San Diego State Aztecs to win by a score of 64-58. This game marked a thrilling conclusion to the MWC tournament...Show More Summary

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