Items by Cally Carswell
Some questions that should be asked as investigators, fire professionals, journalists and citizens untangle what happened in Arizona
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
BLM shares names of companies that nominated parcels for oil and gas leasing. It's a win for transparency. Sort of.
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
Though environmental issues won't be decisive at the ballot box, candidates' green records could still matter -- if environmental super PACs have their way.
A few wealthy Westerners (and others) are attempting to influence elections via personal checks to super PACs and their more secretive counterparts, 501(c)(4)s.
Red-blue swings in presidential elections since 1960 show the region’s political landscape has always been dynamic.
The backstory to Emily Guerin's report on the scientific debate over how "normal" severe fire is, and a travelogue from the Gila Wilderness in the wake of this year's massive blaze.
Scientists thought periodic, controlled floods in the Grand Canyon might help native fish. But so far, there's little evidence they have.