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  • You say you want a railvolution...

    Westerners may love their cars, but the region’s rapid growth means that even the most ardent car-lovers have a stake in mass transit, and in Denver’s grand experiment in light rail

  • Commuter trains could connect the West's far-flung cities

    Longer commuter rails could connect the West’s far-flung cities in ways they haven’t been connected since the glory days of the railroad

  • Heard Around the West

    Remembering Beverly Allen, an 80-something showgirl; nation’s largest Sitka spruce dies; all religions are weird to non-believers; Ted Turner vs. Nebraska; the benefits of being a resort town; growing pains in the West.

  • Planning for uncertainty

    A Phoenix symposium on dealing with drought and global warming echoes the larger uncertainties facing public-land and national park managers throughout the West.

  • The difficulties of cohabitation

    Despite its problems and failures – many of them arising from the conflict between the United States’ growing population and our declining wildlife habitat – the Endangered Species Act is a necessary law

  • Man Camp

    In Western Colorado, where the energy boom is stretching the resources – and social fabric – of local communities, some companies have turned to portable dormitories to ease the housing crunch.

  • Looking outside the box

    In this issue, High Country News ventures outside its usual box to look at 10 serious issues facing the West in the next four years

  • The best of both worlds

    George Abramajtis, like most other exurbanites, loves his life in a Colorado mountain subdivision, despite the long daily commute

  • Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures

    In Outgrowing the Earth, environmental prophet Lester Brown writes a frightening nonfiction disaster thriller about the problems facing the planet

  • The theology of growth

    The problem of gang violence in Salt Lake City offers a disturbing glimpse into the conflicted soul of Utah and the rest of the rapidly growing West

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