The legacy of Manifest Destiny (and why we re-named this podcast)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Go West, Young Podcast is now The Landscape—still all about America’s public lands and the outdoors, but now without the play on words that referenced Manifest Destiny and America’s legacy of Native American genocide. Rather than just re-name the podcast, we…

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Limerick: Search for high moral values at University of Colorado leads to fraternity leader

In these grim times, we have every reason to conjure up ways to feel better about the world. So I asked myself, what could I do that would distract me from thinking obsessively about the variety of calamities unfolding in the nation? Here’s what imagination delivered: to cheer myself up, I could go on a…

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Gravel & cobbles and implications of the Colorado River Basin’s slow bake

Gravel yards annoy me. I’ve driven around Las Vegas and Albuquerque, both places of considerable aridity that depend greatly upon the Colorado River. Gravel has come to dominate the front yards in both places. In Vegas, they pay people to remove their grass. I’ve seen a lot of gravel. Yuck. Driving around metropolitan Denver, I…

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Patty Limerick: Clearing the air of respiratory protest 

Once upon a time, people used to assemble in lecture halls and auditoriums to hear a speaker. They would sit unimaginably close to one another, exhaling with abandon into each other’s airspace. It was an odd feature of those times that hardly anyone wanted to sit in the front row, as if the speaker had…

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Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board Mix Of Legislators, Historians, Community Members

DENVER (CBS4)– The board that will look at names of public spaces and geographic features in Colorado was named. The 12 members of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board are a mix of legislators, historians, community members, and a representative from the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. Patty Limerick (credit: CBS) “Every name is an…

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