Items by Paul Larmer
The West’s small towns have always been subject to boom-and-bust economies, and even when the coal mines close and the factories move overseas, new economic engines will likely take their place
Montana’s Flathead Valley shows how environmentalists can work together – even work with their opponents – to get things done in a climate hostile to conservation
Farewell, Radio HCN; and Farewell, radio staffers Adam Burke, Krissy Clark and the recently arrived Maria Schell
Those who thought the West’s nuclear role would wind down with the end of the Cold War are facing a brand-new nuclear age, one that is being created behind closed government doors where few questions are asked
Water development in the West has always been about economic growth and enrichment, and current proposals for water use, whether from the public or private sector, need to be judged on their own merits
There are as many ways to look at the West as there are lookers, as this special issue’s six essays demonstrate
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, which has experienced three major fires since 1996, can help teach the rest of the West how to live with wildfire
It is possible for human beings to live sustainably in the West, and native seeds may help to point the way
Paul Larmer tells Utah critics of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that they’re fighting a losing battle
It’s time for the people of southern Utah to accept that the West has changed, and that Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is here to stay
Your chance to weigh in on the redesign; Deb French is new outreach director; and Betsy and Ed Marston are still here
Wilderness has never been as simple a thing as it seems in our dreams, and in these days it’s up to all of us to work together – and often compromise – on legislation.
February board meeting in wintry Fort Collins, Colo.; thanks for helping our Spreading the News Campaign; we can’t get away with anything (corrections & emendations)
I never knew how wild my corner of the West was until my daughter started playing volleyball. It had nothing to do with volleyball or the way it transforms giggling adolescent girls into snarling competitive animals.
Interim HCN publisher Paul Larmer remembers his first encounter with retiring publisher Ed Marston, and considers what he - and the paper - have gained under Marston's aegis.
CommunityViz's powerful new planning software allows citizens to get a clear look at how planned developments will actually look in the local landscape.
Associate editor Rebecca Clarren plans to move back to the Northwest; books from Island Press; Chip Giller's on-line magazine, "Grist"; HCN's upcoming potluck at Park City, Utah; Albuquerque cemetery.
Restoring the West is not simple; summer interns; correction on location of Sand Creek Massacre; HCN goes four-color on surveys; visitors.
Busy ex-interns; staffers clean up adopted Highway 133; former intern David Havlick and HCN associate journalist Niels Sparre Nokkentved publish books; new senior editor Lolly Merrell; European readers critical of wolf management.
A metamorphic moment in the paper's history as HCN produces a story with Radio HCN; visitors; HCN business of the month; Mary Sojourner to hold reading in Paonia; upcoming environmental summit; Diane Sylvain's back surgery; April Fool correction.
Reporter Ray Ring on snowmobiles; talented West; Judge Greg Hobbs talks about water; Gosh, Hawk, we're sorry! And an update on the capital campaign.
March weather; Tom Bell wins Conservationist of the Year Award; Hal Clifford is finalist in journalism awards; Ed Marston talks about Ed Abbey; visitors and boo-boos; HCN is halfway to its goal in the "Spreading the News" fund-raising campaign.
Greg Hanscom writes from the Winter Olympics in his home town, Park City, Utah, and predicts an Olympic-sized hangover for the state; red-tailed hawk or northern goshawk? And a heart-warming letter from Dave Catterson about his late father, Paul.
Spreading the News; more opinions; HCN meeting in Las Cruces, N.M., hears about life on the border; new interns Julie Elliott and Sarah Wright.
An encounter with an almost-extinct Hawaiian bird leads the writer to wonder whether the West's own wildlife and cultures can survive, or whether the region is fated to become a museum instead of a living landscape.
- The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
- Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
- Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
- Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
- Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
- Robb Cadwell on The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
- Amy & Chris Gulick on The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
- Richard H Ernst on The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
- Luwella Leonardi on Blood Quantum
- Alaina Huxtable on Blood Quantum