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High Country News turns 40 this year!

Help us celebrate, connect with you, and grow our community of readers. As a nonprofit media organization with a mission to inform and inspire people to act on behalf of the West's diverse natural and human communities, we look forward to honoring the intertwined past, present and future of High Country News and the West with you!

From Lander to Paonia –
Our journey around the American West

Learn how this Western media institution got started (hint: it’s thanks to the visionary pictured here) and why it continues to thrive.

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