A wet winter postpones the declaration of a shortage on
the Colorado River as the Upper and Lower Basin states continue to
squabble over long-strategy for dealing with the region's
by Matt Jenkins,
May 16, 2005
A writer on a river trip through canyon country muses on
things like sand, rapids, ruins and time, as well as the joy that
comes from being outside in the company of family and
by Paul Miller,
Aug 21, 2006
High Country News is nominated for two Utne Independent Press awards; Laura Paskus wins award from Society of Professional Journalists; Nathan Rice to be HCN’s next editorial fellow; correction and clarification.
by Jodi Peterson ,
May 15, 2011
Hoover Dam is an amazing piece of engineering, but it has outlived its usefulness.
by John Weisheit,
Nov 03, 2010
Nasty chemicals in the Western air; drilling dust; EPA
gets tougher on mercury; wildlife agency reconsiders habitat for
Canada lynx and protection for sage grouse and white-tailed prairie
dogs; and Grand Canyon gets a man-made flood.
by Sarah Gilman,
Mar 17, 2008
Outgoing High Country News editor Greg
Hanscom muses on the stories and issues the paper has covered in
the 10 years he’s been with it
by Greg Hanscom,
Nov 13, 2006
Paul Ostapuk is a nature-lover and outdoorsman who loves
Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam.
by Jim Rossi,
Sep 17, 2007
Rather than rail against Lake Powell's mere existence, conservationists should try to restore and protect the landscape that is still there.
by Andrew Gulliford,
Aug 19, 2010
The boatmen’s quarterly review revisits the wet
spring of 1983 and the terrifying whitewater the rafters
encountered deep in the Grand Canyon; “Smart fortwo”
car coming to town; the wit & wisdom of Ted Turner.
by Betsy Marston,
May 26, 2008
What a disappointment it is to go from Utah's wild Dirty Devil River to the hideous man-made bathtub of Lake Powell.
by Alan Kesselheim,
May 28, 2010