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  • A brave and unusual conservationist turns 90

    A brave and unusual conservationist turns 90

    Happy birthday to HCN’s founder, Tom Bell.

  • A desperate move to protect cattle ranchers

    Wyoming Game and Fish plans to test feedgrounds elk and slaughter any that are infected with brucellosis in order to keep the disease from spreading to cattle

  • A Hell of an Anniversary

    A Hell of an Anniversary

    High Country News' founder, Tom Bell, marks our 40th anniversary with a grim prediction: The West -- and the world -- are doomed.

  • Love wilderness? Thank a veteran

    Love wilderness? Thank a veteran

    Some of the environmental movement’s greatest heroes were also heroes of World War II.

  • Oil money rules in the West's mini-Middle East

    Two Democratic governors – Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming and Bill Richardson of New Mexico – find themselves caught between the money that comes from the energy industry and the environmental impacts of oil and gas development

  • Our founder, the man and the myth

    Our founder, the man and the myth

    Tom Bell still inspires a young Westerner.

  • Stargazer aims his scopes at gas industry

    Astronomer Perry Walker uses his stargazing tools and skills to work with the oil and gas industry to prevent air pollution in Wyoming

  • Wolf foes get medieval

    A series of animal poisonings in Wyoming and Idaho raises questions about whether the states are ready to take on management of wolves

  • Writing a comment letter? Better make it good

    The Bureau of Land Management is tightening its standards on what it considers worthwhile, "substantive" public comments from citizen activists

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