Items by Sarah Gilman

From art as elegy to art as action
How do we grieve for nature that is no more?
Omni-busted
What the latest package of public lands bills says about the politics of conservation
Helping hikers before they get hurt
Helping hikers before they get hurt
National parks are increasingly focusing on educating hikers before they get hurt or lost, a technique known as preventative search and rescue.
Search and … inform
Preventative search and rescue may help national parks save money and lives
What's the best place for Big Solar?
What's the best place for Big Solar?
Environmentalists have been too busy squabbling over proposed solar plants to pay much attention to one of the most promising sites: Gila Bend, Ariz.
It’s the pits
New Mexico’s conservative pols rage against one of the nation's strictest oil and gas rules
HCNers go to journalism conferences
HCN online editor Stephanie Paige Ogburn and managing editor Jodi Peterson attend digital media workshops; Danielle Venton gets public radio job; Denver Nicks writes a book; visitors; correction.
Frack fricasee
Election-year politics (partially) hijack Interior's new rules for hydraulic fracturing
Visitors, books and brand-new babies
Visitors, books and brand-new babies
Spring brings visitors, some with new books; Katie Lee publishes an epic poem at the age of 92; writer Eric Wagner welcomes a daughter; corrections.
Last in line
Massive bird die-off stirs fight over Klamath water deal
When a boom is not a boon
When a boom is not a boon
In North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes are trying to cope with both the benefits and the unexpected problems brought by the Bakken oil rush.
The unbearable lightness of winter
2012 has been a record-breakingly hot and dry year
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
A black physician wheatpastes gigantic photographs outdoors to celebrate the tribe and human experience.
Colorado water diversions, urban and rural
Colorado water diversions, urban and rural
Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.
That old Bakken forth
Drillers again sniffing around Montana's not-actually-fully protected Rocky Mountain Front
Uncontrolled release
No matter how bad you want to control it, information finds a way
Growing grizzly population conflicts with USDA sheep research station
Growing grizzly population conflicts with USDA sheep research station
As Yellowstone's grizzlies spread into the Centennial Mountains, some fear conflicts will arise with the century-old federal Sheep Experiment Station, which summers its flocks in bear habitat on the Idaho-Montana border.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Photographers and artists -- and scientists, too -- discover that a terrible beauty can be found in ravaged industrial regions.
Sheep vs. bear, agency vs. agency
A century-old federal sheep research field station in the Northern Rockies may become a major problem for wildlife
Waking up from the holiday food coma
A few significant things happened in the West while you had your face buried in the green bean casserole. Oh wait, was that me?
Holiday break
Holiday break
High Country News skips an issue; visitors; HCN founder Tom Bell is honored; correction.
Looking past Joe Arpaio
Arizona sheriff's shocking legacy should force meaningful change in U.S. immigration debate
The bright side of the Berkeley Pit
Even the most poisoned places hold redemptive power
Aspiring farmers find creative ways to succeed
Aspiring farmers find creative ways to succeed
Sarahlee Lawrence and Amy Ridout are part of a wave of young farmers determined to remake the American food system.
Trampled by tourists
Arizona's loved-to-death Fossil Creek experienced a record-breaking summer season
Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines
Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines
The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.
Energy succeeds where housing developers can't
Energy succeeds where housing developers can't
As the West's housing boom fades, natural resource extraction surges, and a defunct housing development on the east side of Colorado Springs, Colo., may soon face drilling by Ultra Petroleum.
Mapping the West ... in air polluters
A joint investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity reveals some interesting things about the region
'Wilderness Lite' wins the day
Federal court reinstates Clinton Roadless Rule (for now, at least)
A lovely and restless autumn
A lovely and restless autumn
Art Director Cindy Wehling takes a break, and Kris Scott and Shaun Gibson take over the reins; visitors; corrections and clarifications.