HCN Articles

Taxed off the farm
Taxed off the farm
New enforcement of rural property tax laws could price out longtime residents in northern New Mexico counties.
Primer 6: Immigration
Our policies are schizophrenic.
Primer 5: Wildlife
How far are we willing to go to accommodate wild creatures?
Primer 4: Water
Former HCN publisher concludes that those who live in the West must accept its unpredictability.
Jaguar's road to recovery unmapped
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a recovery plan for the big cat "would not advance conservation"
Primer 3: Recreation
What is the "highest and best use" of our public lands? Oversight agencies are charged with providing access while protecting land and wildlife; the first step is to provide them with sufficient funding.
Primer 2: Energy
The West's abundant resources below ground have supplied much of the power for the U.S. in the past; are renewables next?
Crying 'fowl'
Enviros say the feds aren't playing fair when it comes to the imperiled sage grouse
Primer 1: Politics
Something deeper than party lines is at work in Western politics.
Apache trout swim ‘full stream’ ahead
Arizona's state fish is about to become the first fish removed from the endangered species list as a result of successful recovery.
The road more traveled
A Utah road may become a test case for county rights of way on public lands.
Nov. 9 digital edition test
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A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?
The owners of a 1938 mining claim in the Uncompaghre wilderness plan to start digging for gold.
An ancient place to wonder about our survival
Andy Gulliford delights in the vast Canyon of the Ancients National Monument-- a living museum subject to increased gas drilling.
Don’t call plugging wolves hunting
Derek Goldman criticizes Wyoming’s policy that allows wolves to be shot on sight.
We thought we were safe
Gordon Gregory watched the house he’d spent four years building go up in flames, then had to flee a rental home when another fire bore down on him and his family near the smoky town of Paradise.
We thought we were safe
California fire victim barely escapes
Taos' return to the acequias
38 years of meetings and a price-tag of $120 million formalize old agreements
Riparian restoration guru
Bill Zeedyk lets the water do the work
Regulating the river
Montana counties set streamside setbacks