HCN Articles

Wind River revelations
Lisa Jones talks about Northern Arapaho horse whisperer and healer Stanford Addison, the subject of her book, Broken.
When good times go bad
When good times go bad
After years of prosperity and breakneck growth, Phoenix and its Western siblings have crashed hard thanks to the recession. And the food banks and other social services are very busy.
A passion to protect
In this audio interview, Glo Cunningham talks about why she came to the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., 34 years ago and what has sustained her fight to preserve its mountains and water.
Invading the silence
Invading the silence
Annie Proulx talks about Wyoming's Red Desert along with photographs by Martin Stupich.
Tent City
Tent City
A look inside Taco Flat, one of the informal communities that has risen up near Fresno, Calif..
Straddling the Canadian border
Straddling the Canadian border
A Tulalip Indian works to maintain traditions with family on the other side
Buried History
Buried History
A $7 billion nuclear site clean up leaves unanswered questions underground.
Abraham Lincoln and the West
The Civil War included more than just the North and the South. The West was a battleground, too.
Woman on the water
Heather Wylie talks about taking on the feds and floating the L.A. River.
Finding a nuclear waste dump
Judith Lewis speaks with HCN's Marty Durlin about the search for a nuclear waste dump and her latest article, Mountain of Doubt.
Video: Humor in a world gone mad
Video: Humor in a world gone mad
Moab cartoonist Travis Kelly creates political cartoons in order to stay sane.
Off the grid, but not off his rocker
Moab cartoonist Travis Kelly lives in a solar school bus, and creates political cartoons to stay sane.
A word in favor of rootlessness
The author of Rogue River Journal muses on the power of place.
Audio: A BLM insider speaks
Audio: A BLM insider speaks
A former national recreation director talks about the pressures on government employees during the Bush administration.
Audio: Tito Naranjo on the Pueblo world view
A Native American explores the underlying tension with archaeology.
Slideshow: Back to the garden
Slideshow: Back to the garden
Recovering addicts find roots in the soil of New Mexico.
Slideshow: The waiting game
Slideshow: The waiting game
Immigrant day-laborers in Santa Fe wait for jobs -- usually backbreaking work that pays minimal wages -- as the economy continues to slide.
Audio: An unlikely senator goes to Washington
Oregon's Jeff Merkley wants to "change the world" as part of the new majority in the U.S. Senate.
Slideshow: The unflappable Doc Vincent
Slideshow: The unflappable Doc Vincent
In rural western Colorado, a vet tends to pets and their humans. Michelle Nijhuis reads her essay, along with slides by JT Thomas.
Mayberry and Peyton Place
Mayberry and Peyton Place
Public policy has ravaged America's small towns, despite lip service by some politicians.