One of the most pervasive notions of American cultural identity is that of the Old West and the myth of the cowboy. This month we stick a magnifying glass up to those notions to see where they originate, and where they continue to resonate.

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A federal agency known as the Mineral Management Service, or MMS, has faced scrutiny as of late after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The agency falls under the Department of Interior, headed by former Colorado Senator, Democrat Ken Salazar. But, this isn’t the first time MMS has come under fire. High [...]

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With the reintroduction of the wolf into Rocky Mountain regions, some are advocating for hunting the animals. Long time High Country News contributor and contributing Field & Stream editor Hal Herring recently wrote an article entitled “One Way to Save the Wolf: Hunt It.” He speaks to High Country [...]

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The deck is looking increasingly stacked against coal in many Western states. With broad bipartisan support and endorsements, Colorado lawmakers recently passed a bill that makes the conversion of three Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas almost a sure bet. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down [...]

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Questions about Hillary Clinton’s reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.
 

March 6, 2015 | NPR · By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · The NSA leaker, living in exile in Russia, made the remark while speaking via video link to an audience in Geneva.
 

Arts & Life

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.
 

March 6, 2015 | NPR · The film is about an English private who is cut off from his unit in the middle of a riot in Belfast in 1971. It’s a conventional and smashingly good chase melodrama, but it’s also a tragedy.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

Music

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · The trumpeter and pianist performs his original tunes “Surena” and “Romantico,” as well as Johnny Green’s “Body and Soul.”
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, the state of rock and the art of the con — or at least the con-artist film.
 

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March 6, 2015 | NPR · One of the most exciting new grime producers is from … H-Town? Yep. Listen to the latest sound on London’s streets, courtesy of Houston, Texas.
 

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