HCN Articles

New Mexico breweries patch the gaps between oil booms
New Mexico breweries patch the gaps between oil booms
Rural towns explore ways to diversify their economies, from tourism to hospitality.
Wild horse extremists obscure real-world solutions
Wild horse extremists obscure real-world solutions
We need to find a fix for the unhealthy populations of feral horses on public lands.
Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
However, several more steps would have to happen for drilling to be authorized.
As sediment builds, one dam faces its comeuppance
As sediment builds, one dam faces its comeuppance
Officials at a Colorado reservoir are reckoning with decades of accumulation.
Canadian First Nations call for eviction of fish farms
Canadian First Nations call for eviction of fish farms
British Columbia protests are rooted in a deeper conversation on Indigenous rights.
West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas
West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas
Editor Tay Wiles unpacks how the legal dispute embodies this political moment.
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
Sea level rise could lead to catastrophic flooding, and the city blames Exxon and BP.
Coexistence between wolves and livestock is a delusion
Coexistence between wolves and livestock is a delusion
When it comes to public lands, native wolves should get preference.
In Congress, an effort to curtail national monuments
In Congress, an effort to curtail national monuments
Any monument larger than a square mile would require additional review.
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
We stop large-caliper hooks but do nothing about large-caliber weapons.
Toma un trabajo, pero crea otro
Toma un trabajo, pero crea otro
A pesar de la evidencia, persiste el mito sobre los inmigrantes que roban empleos.
Take a job, create another
Take a job, create another
Despite mounting evidence, the myth of job-stealing immigrants persists.
Trump’s BLM removes a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
Trump’s BLM removes a hurdle for controversial Cadiz project
The Mojave Desert project moves forward without typical environmental review.
A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts
A Northwest tribal sovereignty battle, centered on culverts
21 tribal nations wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear a decades-old case about salmon.
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
An ‘ill-conceived’ road through Alaskan wilderness
The Trump administration’s backdoor land swap could set a dangerous precedent.
In rural New Mexico, a new brewery creates momentum
In rural New Mexico, a new brewery creates momentum
Truth or Consequences looks for ways to attract a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Infographic: Where in the West young people are moving
Infographic: Where in the West young people are moving
Some counties in the region buck the aging trend.
Why save the small town?
Why save the small town?
Cities may seem inevitable, but rural communities are finding ways to hang on.
Seeking economic health for small towns
Seeking economic health for small towns
A project looks at how communities are faring in rural New Mexico.
National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment
National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment
After survey finds 1 in 10 employees report sexual harassment, agency promises action.