Items by Sarah Gilman

Economy vs. environment?
California lawmakers push through tweaks to the state's "mini-NEPA"
A bear of a season
What can we learn from a summer of headline-grabbing attacks?
Air quality and all that gas
EPA proposes new rules for fracking
Economies of vice
Economies of vice
If marijuana becomes fully legal and taxable, it won't be the first time authorities have learned that it's easier - and more profitable - to manage vice than to try to eliminate it.
What's for dinner?
A foundational question for any environmental reporting worth its salt
The 'Utah solution' to immigration
The 'Utah solution' to immigration
Utah religious, business and political leaders suggest an immigration compromise, but the state's lawmakers are terrified of being caught voting for "amnesty."
The wacky world of immigration
Reform still distant but the debate seems at least a little more human
Ordinary wild
Ordinary wild
A cougar roams downtown El Paso, and a faraway writer watching on YouTube re-encounters wildness.
Ordinary wild
Resetting the baseline of our modern expectations
A Gem City Atlas: Novel maps of Laramie, Wyoming
A Gem City Atlas: Novel maps of Laramie, Wyoming
The city explores its past and present with an innovative project called Laramie: A Gem City Atlas.
Mountain of ... bluster
The decision to choose Yucca Mountain in the first place was political too, ya know
Yellowstone bison get more room to roam
Yellowstone bison get more room to roam
Wild bison are making headway towards roaming more freely in Montana.
Blocking solar power ... with national monuments?
There are strange and interesting things afoot in the conservation world
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
The names on the Western landscape tell a harrowing, fascinating and at times hilarious story.
Sublime tourist trap or logistical nightmare?
Grand Canyon Skywalk proves the two aren't mutually exclusive
Out like a lion, in like a wildfire
The season's early this year, and shaping up to be a doozy, at least in Colorado
The incredible growing shrinking ski resort!
Colorado's Village at Wolf Creek rises again, only more weensy.
The cute calamity
Pika populations are blinking out faster than ever in the Great Basin
Missing the subdivisions for the trees
Symposium full of dire news about climate change's impacts on Western forests
"What's good for the rancher is good for the grouse"
Has the threat of ESA protection done more for sage grouse than a listing ever could?
When deer mice attack
Climate change may boost infectious disease in the West
La Nina vs. Western Snowmaggedon
In the battle of weather wills, wintryness seems to be winning in the lower half of the region
Snowbound? Take a virtual tour of the West
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the New York Times
It's not all lights and sirens
Rural ambulance services face increasingly tough times
What lies beneath
What lies beneath
When pesticide chemicals were found underneath the houses of Barber Orchard, N.C., it aroused fears nationwide about the risks of building on former agricultural land.
Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem
Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem
Idaho's Payette National Forest is trying to keep wild bighorn sheep separated from domestic sheep, which can spread disease.
Taming the River Wild
Taming the River Wild
Proposals to make dangerous rapids safer rouse controversy among avid river-users.
Skipped issue
Skipped issue
High Country News skips a September issue; visitors; corrections.
Lumbering along, barely
Lumbering along, barely
The timber from Colorado's beetle-killed trees is not finding much of a market.
A flood of visitors
A flood of visitors
High Country News gets rain, and visitors; new books from our contributors; Debra Utacia Krol wins award; correction.