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Andrew Gulliford
Position: Fort Lewis College

Harry Goulding, Monument Valley, Hollywood and yellowcake

A Durango man’s complicated legacy on the Navajo Nation

Scourge of the West: ‘Wild’ vs. feral horses on public lands

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has it wrong. Like other well-meaning, environmental-leaning Americans, he thinks that wild horses on federal public lands deserve special considerations. It’s time...

Tales from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Fewer visitors make the trek to this side of the canyon, which has its own rich history

Go with the FLOW: Fort Lewis College launches new river education program

Fort Lewis College has established a new signature program at the heart of outdoor education and experiential learning in the Four Corners. The FLOW program, or Fort Lewis on Water, is about...

Saving great landscapes of the American West

Conservation Lands Foundation promotes grassroots approach to protecting lands

Making Bears Ears whole: The big swap with Utah state lands

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and President Joe Biden are considering the restoration of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. Native American tribes and environmental organizations ...

Al and Betty: Citizen scientists

Botanists discover Four Corners plants

Tale of a transferred transfer station: Talking trash in San Juan County, Utah

Nobody can dispute the dollars. Or the slap at Native peoples. In a sordid history of broken treaties with tribes, this has a new twist – taking away a transfer station (or a waste dump) tha...

A mosaic, not a melting pot: La Plata County and immigrants

Some bumper stickers read: “Colorado native.” Others offer: “Not native, but I got here as fast as I could.” We are a state of immigrants. Immigrants built the roads and bridges, ...

Keeping the ancients warm: Ancestral Puebloans created turkey feather blankets

I love seeing turkeys in ponderosa woods, moving slowly uphill like priests absorbed in morning prayers. At twilight, they are dark shapes seeking acorns and insects, always leav...

Smokestacks come down: The end of an era in Page, Arizona

On the morning of Dec. 18, massive simultaneous explosions leveled three huge 775-foot-tall smokestacks at Page, Arizona. It was the end of an era for the Navajo Generating Stati...

Lost and hungry scouts: A Mormon Christmas story

During the Christmas season of 1879, four Mormon scouts navigated the treacherous canyons of Utah to establish Bluff