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  • A green obsession

    Westerners, like most Americans, are deeply in love with their lawns – but in an time of increasing drought, the Kentucky bluegrass is going to have to go

  • Dear friends

    High Country News is now in full-color; Jacqui Banaszynski and Don Nelson give HCN some editorial advice

  • Dear friends

    HCN seeks new editor as Greg Hanscom announces plans to leave; HCN goes to diversity school

  • HCN's secret past

    High Country News reveals its odd historical connection with the West’s uranium obsession of the 1950s

  • Life in the transition zone

    Longtime community activist and HCN board member Luis Torres is delighted to see environmentalists and loggers working together in the forests of his native northern New Mexico

  • March madness trims the herd

    Just as winter turns into spring, Paul Larmer watches a young elk die in western Colorado.

  • Of an environmental hero and the need for reform

    Paul Larmer reminds us that it will take more than a single environmental hero – like Tim DeChristopher, who cleverly sabotaged a BLM energy-lease auction – to reform the agency.

  • Our founder, the man and the myth

    Our founder, the man and the myth

    Tom Bell still inspires a young Westerner.

  • Slipping into the holidays

    This issue’s cover essay on New Mexico’s gas fields – and our publisher’s adventures during a recent snowstorm in Paonia – reveal the complex links that bind Westerners together for better or worse

  • The terror and beauty of away games

    The terror and beauty of away games

    In small Western towns, schoolkids – and their parents – often make long journeys over rugged mountain roads just to play other high school sports teams.

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