Items by Sarah Gilman
The Gilman clan didn't go on normal vacations; their fossil-addicted parents trundled them across the West looking for the shells of long-extinct sea creatures.
National parks are increasingly focusing on educating hikers before they get hurt or lost, a technique known as preventative search and rescue.
Environmentalists have been too busy squabbling over proposed solar plants to pay much attention to one of the most promising sites: Gila Bend, Ariz.
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.
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.
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.
A black physician wheatpastes gigantic photographs outdoors to celebrate the tribe and human experience.
Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Photographers and artists -- and scientists, too -- discover that a terrible beauty can be found in ravaged industrial regions.
A century-old federal sheep research field station in the Northern Rockies may become a major problem for wildlife
A few significant things happened in the West while you had your face buried in the green bean casserole. Oh wait, was that me?