Items by Staff

The Basket Maker
The Basket Maker by Kate Niles is a searing novel of incest and compassion set in the modern Southwest
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Buildup to disaster: A Libby timeline
A timeline traces the decline of logging, the rise of environmentalism, and the slow asbestos poisoning of Libby, Montana, by its vermiculite mine
California Poem
Eleni Sikelianos’ California Poem is a book full of poems, photos, collages, and wonder
Mountain Harmonies
In Mountain Harmonies, Howard Smith muses on environmental philosophy as he takes readers from Glacier National Park to New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness
The Pine Island Paradox
The Pine Island Paradox by Kathleen Dean Moore takes a philosophical and poetic look at islands and rivers
Roadkill statistics
Statistics from a variety of sources show the impact that roads have on wildlife numbers
One with Ninevah: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future
Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich look at the ways the human race is jeopardizing the planet in One with Nineveh: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future
A Place to Stand
In A Place to Stand, New Mexico’s finest poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca, has written a stunning memoir of his turbulent life
Civil Disobedience: Poetics and Politics in Action
Civil Disobedience: Poetics and Politics in Action is an inspiring anthology by Anne Waldman and Lisa Birman
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Where do we go from here? Taking the West Forward
HCN lays out the West's 10 most critical issues and the paths toward positive results on everything from energy development and drought to federal agency practices and endangered species.
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Dear friends
Election results will be in the next issue; Auden Schendler makes electricity in Snowmass, Colo.; visitors
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Second homes, by the numbers
An informal index gives some of the numbers behind the baby-boomer-driven second-home explosion in Colorado’s mountain counties
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Dear Friends
Ed and Betsy Marston have a brand-new granddaughter, Maude Rose Marston Lehmann; HCN freelancer Matt Weiser wins a spot on Project Censored’s Top 25 Censored Stories of the year; Radio High Country News wins yet another award; visitors; clarifications and
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Life cycle of a bark beetle
Graph and photos show the life cycle of the bark beetle
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