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

Wyoming And Japan: A Carbon Connection

A coal train passes in front of the Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant outside Gillette, Wyo. Dry Fork’s 500-foot smokestack releases what’s left of coal emissions after coal is burned and many contaminants are removed.
By Madelyn Beck/Inside Energy

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on Oct 6, 2017
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Jackson Filmmaker Gains Trust of Elusive Snow Leopards

The young cat up close to the lens with another behind it is also from Ghost of the Mountains.
CREDIT GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS, BRIAN LEITH PRODUCTIONS WITH DISNEYNATURE PRODUCTIONS AND CHUAN FILMS
By Rebecca Huntington

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on September 29, 2017
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Bringing The Children Home: Northern Arapaho Exhume Boarding School Graves

Olivia and Josiah Washington stand at their ancestor Horse’s new grave on the Wind River Reservation. Josiah holds a photo of the 15 children sent to Carlisle Indian School.
By Melodie Edwards

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on September 29, 2017
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