The Modern West: News, Arts, and Culture

A rich collection of news and cultural stories from the Mountain West with features, interviews, oral history, readings, and more

Conservation Group Buys Ranches, Replaces Cattle With Wild Bison And Glamping

The Amerian Prairie Reserve manages nearly 400,000 acres of former ranchland in northeastern Montana. They’re kicking out cattle and replacing them with wild bison.
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By Nate Hegyi

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on April 24, 2018
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From ‘Native Lives Matter’ To Standing Rock, Facebook Is Crucial Tool In Indian Country

Briana Lamb is Gros Ventre from the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. She helps organize for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womens’ movement.
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By Nate Hegyi

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on April 9, 2018
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Two Evanston Community Leaders Model Civility Over Immigration Detention Center

Former Democratic State Representative Saundra Meyer and Uinta County Commissioner Craig Welling in the county courthouse.
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By Melodie Edwards

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on March 23, 2018
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