from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Located between mountains or mountain systems, especially lying between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada or Cascade Range in the western United States.
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- adj. Between mountains.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated between mountains; intermontane.
The company's plans are at the center of a battle over the future of the plateau, one that could influence the fate of thousands of acres in the high country known as the intermountain West.
Only in heartland states such as Utah and Idaho-the intermountain bastions of his adopted Mormon faith-would the godless invaders encounter meaningful resistance.
From the 1840s through the 1930s, geographical isolation in the intermountain west fostered an almost ethnic sense of Mormon identity.
While the intermountain West has been the hardest hit, bark beetles carved a swath of destruction through Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest in 2003 and 2004.
Two, at least throughout the intermountain west, most counties in CO, WY and UT (my stomping grounds) would gladly open up much, if not all acreage to OHV's and resource extraction.
Considering I am home today due to snow, I can say that winter is still strong here in the "intermountain west."
That was the point, we were told firmly: to help us understand the sacrifices our ancestors made so that we could grow up in Zion, the promised land -- meaning not just Utah but the whole intermountain West, breathtaking in its beauty, expansiveness and possibility.
Bottom line is simple, particularly here in the intermountain West except for Utah.
That's good news for the snow pack in the Sierras, the Cascades and the intermountain west as well.
In the south, broad intermountain basins and isolated small mountain ranges merge into a dissected plateau.
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