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  • States crack down on illegal immigrants

    With Congress stalled on immigration reform, Western states such as Colorado are tackling the issue with tough new laws

  • Developers push ahead with mammoth ski village

    Federal agencies say they’re largely powerless to stop a massive and unpopular ski resort village planned for an inholding in Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area.

  • Border Patrol wants motorized access to wilderness

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to give the Border Patrol regular motorized access to more than 330,000 acres of wilderness along the Mexican border

  • Small-time ski operator fights for his life

    Texas billionaire Billy Joe "Red" McCombs wants to build "The Village at Wolf Creek" – Colorado’s largest resort village – in the heart of one of the state’s most environmentally conscious small ski areas

  • The Complete Gale Norton Interview

    The complete HCN interview with Interior Secretary Gale Norton

  • A champion of 'cooperative conservation': Interior Secretary Gale Norton

    Interior Secretary Gale Norton talks to High Country News about her "Four C’s" credo: "Communication, consultation and cooperation, all in the service of conservation"

  • Hands-on science education takes a hit

    The Valle Imperial Project in Science at J.F. Kennedy Middle School in California’s Imperial Valley near the Mexico border raises scores for fourth- and sixth-graders and delights their curious minds, but with Bush’s "one-size-fits-all" approach, and his

  • Asbestos beyond Libby city limits

    In their new book, An Air That Kills, reporters Andrew Schneider and David McCumber tell the shocking story of how asbestos poisoned Libby, Mont., and continues to harm the nation

  • More lynx, less habitat

    Colorado’s lynx reintroduction program has so far been a success, but a new Forest Service management proposal would put energy development, forest thinning, and snowmobile trails ahead of the threatened animal’s habitat

  • Owens River will finally get its water back

    The Lower Owens River in Inyo County, Calif., may finally get its water back from Los Angeles, thanks to a last-minute lawsuit by the state’s attorney general

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