Items by Arla Shephard

'The environment ... is where we live'
'The environment ... is where we live'
A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.
Food for thought
Food for thought
With the economy lagging, Westerners are using food stamps to fill up pantries for Christmas.
Catron County confluence
Catron County confluence
A threat to Catron County's groundwater brings conservative ranchers and liberal newcomers together.
Solar salvation?
Solar salvation?
Timber companies and unemployed workers are looking to renewable energy for an economic boost.
Extinguished
Firefighters are dying for different reasons as wildfires in the West become more extreme.
Welcome, new interns!
Welcome, new interns!
High Country News welcomes three new interns and several visitors and wins a couple of important prizes.
Interior Department tosses controversial logging plan
Interior Department tosses controversial logging plan
The Western Oregon Plan Revisions have been discarded, and Northwestern forests will again be managed by an older, more conservation-oriented plan.