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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

  • Good news and goodbyes

    Good news and goodbyes

    Editor Michelle Nijhuis wins an award; three brave Westerners pass away.

  • High Country News hires an associate designer

    High Country News hires an associate designer

    HCN welcomes Andy Cullen, our new associate designer; more late-summer visitors come to Paonia.

  • Microclimates, macro problem

    Microclimates, macro problem

    As humans rely on our ingenuity to cope with climate change, wild plants and animals take refuge in the mountains’ microclimates.

  • This dog believes

    An undergrown Australian shepherd mix named Pika offers advice on living in the moment despite frightening and challenging times

  • The paradoxical call of the wild

    The paradoxical call of the wild

    Wolves may be returning to Colorado on their own 70 years after their deliberate extirpation from the state.

  • "To feel at home, stay at home."

    This essays and book reviews in this special issue of High Country News revolve around the question: What does it mean to be at home in the West?

  • A tenderfoot in Taos

    A tenderfoot in Taos

    An exhausted young mother, her lively new baby, and a compassionate drunkard have a brief but lovely encounter on the plaza in Taos, N.M.

  • See you in April!

    See you in April!

    High Country News skips an issue; Western water books; kudos for HCN’s writers; clarification and correction.

  • Dear friends

    A panel of experts will debate whether gas development and recreation can coexist in western Colorado; Michelle Nijhuis wins awards; visitors; poem by Cam Scott.

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