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The brightest six stars in this nebula form a little dipper standing with its handle straight up. This is the same star pattern as the Pleiade…

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most spectacular conservation victories in recent history: the defeat of a massive gold min…

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We are all immigrants in this country; even Native Americans are immigrants. In the  Americas and around the world there have been over 20,000…

 
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“I can’t believe that person is getting that close.” Just off the road stands a bull elk — a 700-pound animal with three-foot tall antlers — a…

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If you’re one of those people who composts everything you can think of because you want to build up your garden soil, you might — like me this…

 
 
 
 
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Fire in the West is expected, and not so long ago it seemed something the West experienced more than anywhere else. Nationally, big fires were…

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This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska's Western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves. We were far from any help wh…

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Fire in the West is expected, and not so long ago it seemed something the West experienced more than anywhere else. Nationally, big fires were…

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This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska's Western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves. We were far from any help wh…

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Poor Butte County, California, again on fire, its smoke choking the air of states miles away.Nestled in the Northern Sierras, Butte County is …

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For almost 60 years the Santa Fe Trail between Missouri and Santa Fe was a primary route for traders, gold seekers and the military. Few women…

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Gold Hill was one of my goals because of the wildflowers that bloom there in the height of summer and the views of mountain tops all around, i…

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COLUMN / Hikers are flooding our public lands, so I ask the question: Why can't people just leave the poor rocks alone?

 
 
 
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