Items by Staff

A review of On Arctic Ground
A review of On Arctic Ground
The book On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, advocates protecting wildlife in the reserve.
High Country News hires an associate designer
High Country News hires an associate designer
HCN welcomes Andy Cullen, our new associate designer; more late-summer visitors come to Paonia.
Book note: Valley of Shadows and Dreams
Book note: Valley of Shadows and Dreams
Melanie Light's thoughtful essays, accompanied by the evocative black-and-white photographs of her husband, Ken Light, portray a dark and yet hauntingly beautiful California in Valley of Shadows and Dreams.
Atlas of Yellowstone
Atlas of Yellowstone
The thoroughly researched and lavishly illustrated Atlas of Yellowstone covers the Greater Yellowstone Area from A to Z.
Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation
Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation
In Arapaho Journeys, photographer Sara Wiles assembles 30 years' worth of photos and stories about life on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation.
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Staffers and subscribers briefly describe some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in the West.
Western travel tips
Western travel tips
The travelers at High Country News offer some hard-earned advice for Western adventurers.
U.S. grizzly recovery areas
Lake Bonneville
Lake Bonneville
How the West's forests are managed
How the West's forests are managed
Charts show how Western forests are managed for wildfires, and how much it costs in dollars and lives.
Our dirty past, our dirty present
Our dirty past, our dirty present
Soon after the EPA was founded 40 years ago, it began photographing American environmental problems for its Documerica Project.
Urban oilscape
Urban oilscape
Photos at the Center for Land Use Interpretation document Los Angeles's urban oil fields.
But is it any good?
But is it any good?
Colorado wines are getting increasing respect these days, at least from the folks who work at HCN.
Congratulations, Theo
Paonia scientist Theo Colborn wins a prestigious international prize, the 2008 Goteborg Award, for her work on endocrine disruption.
Snapshot
The declining value of clean energy stocks reflects the credit crunch and the plunge in oil and gas prices after earlier highs.
Battleground: an interactive map
HCN surveys the swingin' Western political landscape, state by state, with this interactive map.
Dear friends
Hcn.org: New and improved; HCN at Democratic National Convention in August; corrections.
Battleground!
High Country News looks at some of the more interesting political contests unfolding in the West.
The troubled times of the Mexican wolf
A timeline reveals the complicated, ill-fated story of the Mexican wolf in New Mexico.
Two weeks in the West
Snow and drought plagues West; governors tackle global warming; Big Coal gets bigger; Navajos protest power plant; stadium in former shipyard; Colorado easements cost taxes; wildlife crosswalk; zebra mussels arrive; skiing and snowboarding
Two weeks in the West
Supreme Court to consider use of mobster law to sue federal employees; water to return to California’s Owens River; Timothy B. Sundles confesses to wolf poisoning; drilling banned on Rocky Mountain Front; Western religion or lack thereof; Christmas tree
Two weeks in the West
Colorado Lynx are in trouble; oil and gas bounty hunter is rebuked; Energy Department tests new larger containers for radioactive waste; saving money and salmon; Measure 37 cold war continues; public library use in the West; and snowmobile data
Two weeks in the West
Hopi and Navajo tribes settle boundary dispute; oil shale returns to western Colorado; Northern Cheyenne open coal reserves to development; judge upholds critical habitat designation for "vernal pools" in California and Oregon; red tree vole wins protecti
Two weeks in the West
Interior Deputy Secretary Julie MacDonald 'edited' Fish and Wildlife reports to change scientists’ conclusions; Platte River Cooperative Agreement comes together; railroad wants to blast avalanches in Glacier National Park; largest biodiesel refinery bein
Two weeks in the West
EPA tightens standards on soot exposure; New Mexico land commissioner candidates clash; enviros can buy grazing permits in Utah; trailers are trashed to make room for luxury homes; SunEdison will build largest solar plant in the U.S. in Colorado’s San Lui
Dear friends
HCN board meeting in Missoula, Mont.; visitors; correction
Burning money
Wildfire financial data
Wildland acres burned
Western wildland acres burned
Mother Nature rides an ATV
Factory Butte closed to ORVs
One dam down; four in limbo
Oregon’s Chiloquin dam to come down