Brave New West


Big Sky Film Series

Jim Stiles moved to socially-conservative Moab, Utah in the mid-1970s from Kentucky. In 1989 he began publishing the politically-progressive “Canyon Country Zephyr” entirely by himself. Widely recognized as one of the best indie papers in the American West, The Zephyr combines humor, history, honesty and artistry in its coverage of environmental issues. With a motto of “Hopelessly clinging to the past since 1989,” the Canyon Country Zephyr is all about “Old West” meets “New West.” Brave New West is a profile of Stiles, his paper, and the land and people that are his passion.

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