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Truth or Consequences

Sheriff's Office press release, Iron County, Utah, 8 A.M., December 5, 1999: "On Saturday, December 4... eight male juveniles, students at RedCliff Ascent, a wilderness-based youth...

Go Stake Your Claim

THE STARTING POINT: What follows are six elemental landscapes—forest, desert, inland waterfront, prairie, mountain, and coast—featuring 18 blissfully unsullied locales, from...

Go Stake Your Claim

UNLESS YOU SIMPLY covet a plot of earth to call your own and have zero thoughts of ever spending more than a night or two at a time there, your prime concern in casing out desert property should...

Go Stake Your Claim

SHOPPING FOR LAKESHORE OR RIVERBANK property is a bit like shopping for a spouse: Infatuation is swell, but before you commit you should picture the worst and make sure you can hack it. Don't...

Go Stake Your Claim

IT'S AN ADMIRABLE FANTASY: You drinking tea on the porch of a turn-of-the-century farmhouse surrounded by rolling acres of buffalo grass. Just beware the potential trouble that can come with...

Go Stake Your Claim

FEW RETREATS ARE MORE APPEALING than a cozy hideaway in the hills. But if you intend to build on mountainous terrain, consider that the very characteristics you find so captivating about it—...

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