HCN Articles

The nature of nature
The nature of nature
Christo's "Over the River" project is just one more in a series of human alterations to the Arkansas River.
"Curious about the human condition"
"Curious about the human condition"
A conversation with Western writer Philip Fradkin.
The harm of hallowed ground
The harm of hallowed ground
Why do we fight over places where bad things happened?
High Country Views, episode 9
High Country Views, episode 9
Ray Ring and Cally Carswell discuss environmental dealmaking.
Unwelcome home
Unwelcome home
Chih Tsung Kao, 24, has lived -- and thrived -- in Boulder, Colo., since age four. But with no path to citizenship, he now faces an uncertain future in Taiwan.
The life and death of Desert Rock
The life and death of Desert Rock
The Navajo Nation's proposed 1,500-megawatt coal plant always rested on shaky ground. Now, it may collapse entirely.
The Working West
The Working West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
Fraud is fraud
Fraud is fraud
Why some of us think a politician's plagiarism is a big deal
High Country Views, episode 8
High Country Views, episode 8
DNA tests fail to prove wolves have made a home in Colorado.
Colorado's ancient past
Colorado's ancient past
Using art and science to visualize lost landscapes.
Not good news for the locals
Not good news for the locals
Afghanis might learn from history what happens to people who live above valuable minerals.
Mopping up uranium's mess
Mopping up uranium's mess
As another uranium boom hits, Western states take action to clean up old mine and mill sites.
Shadowing fishermen's nets with a robot sub
Shadowing fishermen's nets with a robot sub
New research sheds light on life at 90 fathoms.
Shades of hope for uranium's forgotten victims
Shades of hope for uranium's forgotten victims
A proposed bill expands compensation for sick workers.
 Who's in charge of immigration?
Who's in charge of immigration?
It's a federal responsibility -- not that of state or local government.
Utah vs. the United States of America
Utah vs. the United States of America
The Beehive state challenges the feds on land ownership and usage.
Why not fees on Fourteeners?
Why not fees on Fourteeners?
A Forest Service proposal to charge fees at popular Fourteeners might result in fewer tourists -- who spend more.
High Country Views, episode 7
High Country Views, episode 7
Rachel Waldholz, Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk fracking and onshore oil and gas drilling.
Drilling on the green
Drilling on the green
Residents of Battlement Mesa react to gas drilling in their community.
Can this fish be saved?
Can this fish be saved?
An audio slide show featuring biologist and photographer Abraham Karam, who researches endangered razorback suckers.