Instead of being built around a pool or tennis court, 'agrihood' housing developments are centered around a farm, often using the sweat-equity of residents to produce food for the community.
An informal survey recently carried out by Publishers Weekly found that most stores where children's books had a strong presence are doing well financially.
The Beaver Creek Fire has caused the evacuation of 2,300 homes near the Sun Valley resort in Idaho. Some 1,200 firefighters and 19 aircraft are battling the wildfire.
Triple-digit temperatures are expected to last into next week across much of the US West, including parts of the Pacific Northwest. Authorities list precautions in the face of a heat wave.