Tighter gun laws: If not now, when?

In the wake of the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, last week, there has been a lot of soul-searching and discussion about the nation’s gun laws. It didn’t seem to […]

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Colorado wildfires: The animal stories

(Updated July 9, 2012) Wildfires in Colorado have dominated our news for several weeks, understandably; the toll in property, environment, and lives has been mind-numbing. Not making as many headlines, […]

Are you listening, Washington?

I rarely listen to music. Too many memories and associations. Too much of it makes me cry. I listen to country music even less. It just isn’t “my genre.” Or […]

Colorado wolf count back to zero

In February 2009 I wrote excitedly that one of Yellowstone’s wolves had, according to her tracking collar, made her way through five states and finally into Colorado. I began dreaming […]

Collar? I dint see no stinkin’ collar

I found this post lurking among my drafts. It was originally written April 24. I don’t know why I didn’t publish it then: The Anchorage Daily News reported last month that […]

Discovery dances with the devil

Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and TLC, has announced a new program, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Yes, that Sarah Palin. What a huge disappointment. I love this company’s […]

Wolf paranoia escalates in Idaho

What is it with Idaho and wolves, anyway? Their wildlife officials shoot them from the air. Their corporations sponsor hunting derbies to see who can kill the most. And now […]

Killing them because they’re there

It’s not enough that Idaho and Montana seem hellbent on killing all the wolves within their borders before a lawsuit (now in progress) can get them back on the endangered […]