Items by Paul Larmer

The Visual West: Going with the Monsoonal Flow
Summer storms color the West
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The Old West-style extractive economy is roaring back to life, powered by the insatiable energy needs of countries like China.
HCN enters the digital world
HCN enters the digital world
HCN board and staff discuss digital media; visitors; correction.
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The West's once-faltering extractive economy is roaring back to life, powered by the energy needs of developing countries like China.
The Visual West -- In Praise of Skunk Cabbage
A late June exploration reveals many views of the lowly, yet lovely, meadow plant.
Go East, young greens
Go East, young greens
What is it like to be an idealistic young environmentalist working on Capitol Hill?
The Visual West
Tulips among the dead
The West’s dams share a dirty secret
The West’s dams share a dirty secret
The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.
Siltation expert: We need more dams
Siltation expert: We need more dams
George Annandale, a siltation expert, says the West needs more dams to satisfy its thirst.
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Winter Above, Spring Below
The Visual West - Image 10
The water -- and the soil -- of the West are starting to flow
Spring fever, skipped issue
Spring fever, skipped issue
High Country News skipped issue; Paul Larmer's son, Zachary, and friends invent "The Caboose," a device that assists the disabled; Amy Goodman visits Paonia; new books by Tracy Ross and Hannah Nordhaus; clarification.
The power of the lowly dirt particle
The power of the lowly dirt particle
The reservoirs of the West are a far cry from Eastern lakes, especially when it comes to the silt they carry.
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The Quiet Flowers of Spring
The Visual West -- Image 8
Kestrel on a Spring Breeze
First Signs of Spring
Readers submit their notes and photos
Cy-board meeting
Cy-board meeting
High Country News board meets via Web and phone; Gretchen Aston-Puckettt to leave HCN; new website, new cleaners, new job for Ariana Brocious; map clarification
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Red Sky at Night
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She's Breaking Up
The Visual West - Image 5
Mule Deer Survival
The Visual West -- Image 4
A Walk Through the Orchard
War on The West: The sequel
War on The West: The sequel
Life is going get even harder for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as modern-day Sagebrush Rebels try to re-ignite a “War on the West.”
A marketing tune-up
A marketing tune-up
High Country News gets advice on marketing; holiday visitors; Lisa Song gets reporting job and Michelle Nijhuis wins grant; farewell, Bill Freudenburg.
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Bad Moon Rising
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Snow blanket
The Visual West - Image 1
Bald Eagle in a cottonwood
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
A 138-year-old law blocks serious hardrock mining reform, despite the untiring work of activists.
HCN bids farewell to an old friend
HCN bids farewell to an old friend
Remembering William L. Berry Jr.; Jonathan Thompson wins Special Citation from 2010 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism; corrections.
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
High Country News hosts a big anniversary party and board meeting in Fort Collins, Colo.; summer visitors.
Who can capture the Forest Service?
Who can capture the Forest Service?
The national forests are in such terrible shape that it's worth trying a few experiments in collaborative restoration work.