This April 10, 2014, file photo, shows a male sage grouse trying to impress a group of hens, at left, near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in Wyoming. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP File)

Sage grouse numbers decline in Idaho since decision not to make birds an endangered species

It's not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or indicative of a more serious issue

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Author John Nizalewski follows the footsteps of one of his favorite authors in tales of the Southwest

In "Chronicles of the Forbidden," he displays the influence of regional icon Frank Waters in his essays on the deserts and mesas that "form a landscape that dwells on the edge of the transcendent"

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Torrential storm, vibrations of holy energy arise from forbidden objects and places

In this excerpt, author John Nizalowski weaves an intricate tapestry, rich with detail, of ancient tradition that still speaks