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  • Waiting with bated breath

    Waiting with bated breath

    HCN is nominated for an Utne Independent Media award; some of the magazine's contributors are nominated for other honors; corrections

  • Vagabond writer Craig Childs on 20,000 years of wanderlust

    Vagabond writer Craig Childs on 20,000 years of wanderlust

    The author traces the paths of peoples that have wandered the earth for centuries, from Alaska to the Southwest.

  • The place where you are

    The place where you are

    These days, most Westerners aren't born. We're made.

  • Craig Childs is HCN's latest contributing editor

    Craig Childs is HCN's latest contributing editor

    Craig Childs becomes a contributing editor; High Country News has telephone troubles; former interns Dave Frey and Emilene Ostlind get new jobs; and corrections.

  • Love and loss on a Wyoming ranch: A review of Lime Creek

    Love and loss on a Wyoming ranch: A review of Lime Creek

    Lime Creek, Joe Henry's ravishing first work of fiction, is filled with exquisite snapshots of life on a Wyoming ranch.

  • Underworld

    In a dark, narrow storm drain below the border town of Douglas, Ariz., eight illegal immigrants drowned in the summer of 1997

  • Prey at the waterhole

    The experience of watching a mountain lion is utterly transformed when the watcher realizes he is the one being watched

  • A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter

    A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane

  • "Shoot locally"

    First annual Paonia Film Festival; Pronghorn Passage; Craig Childs wins Desert Writers Award; correction.

  • The West’s dams share a dirty secret

    The West’s dams share a dirty secret

    The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.

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