Items by Brian Calvert

California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
West Obsessed: Why a blue town voted for Trump
West Obsessed: Why a blue town voted for Trump
The recipe for a political swing: retirees, unpopular candidates, local organizing.
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Our ‘Montana moment’
Our ‘Montana moment’
Perspective on polarized politics in the West.
West Obsessed: Crimes against non-humanity
West Obsessed: Crimes against non-humanity
High Country News staffers discuss human-wildlife killings and conflicts.
On nature and human nature
On nature and human nature
We’re tied to the natural world — despite our efforts to the contrary.
West Obsessed: The prison economy traps the innocent
West Obsessed: The prison economy traps the innocent
How a town dependent on incarceration came to be and what that meant for one asylum-seeker.
The myths that imprison us
The myths that imprison us
A prison town reflects Western truths of reinvention and subjugation.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
We’re not an environmental magazine
We’re not an environmental magazine
A deeper look at the way we cover the lands and communities of the American West.
West Obsessed: Early days of the Trump administration
West Obsessed: Early days of the Trump administration
Trump has made clear his domestic agenda. What do his energy policies mean for the West?
West Obsessed: What drives explosive wildfires?
West Obsessed: What drives explosive wildfires?
High Country News staff discusses science behind increasingly devastating blazes.
You can’t take politics out of the West
You can’t take politics out of the West
Our editor-in-chief responds to recent criticism.
West Obsessed: How Forest Service agents busted a maple-poaching gang
West Obsessed: How Forest Service agents busted a maple-poaching gang
The writers and editors of High Country News discuss Washington’s timber crime.
West Obsessed: Travel stories, far and wide
West Obsessed: Travel stories, far and wide
The staff of High Country News discuss the places that make us feel small.
There and back again
West Obsessed: Nature on the brain
West Obsessed: Nature on the brain
Journalist and author Florence Williams discusses her new book, The Nature Fix.
A hidden epidemic
Standing Rock and beyond
What to do if you’re angry about ‘our new corporate overlords’
What to do if you’re angry about ‘our new corporate overlords’
Regard your wallet as your daily voting booth.
Our parks’ dark corners
West Obsessed: The view from inside Standing Rock’s camps
West Obsessed: The view from inside Standing Rock’s camps
In a special episode, we talk to reporter Tay Wiles, who is in North Dakota reporting on DAPL protests.
West Obsessed: Trump’s cross-purposed energy policy
West Obsessed: Trump’s cross-purposed energy policy
The staff of High Country News discuss the inherent paradoxes in the president-elect’s campaign promises.
Solace in wild spaces
What we learned this election
What we learned this election
A Trump presidency means more watchdogging – and more listening.
West Obsessed: The fate of rural food and farms
West Obsessed: The fate of rural food and farms
The staff of High Country News tackles tough questions about small-town agriculture.
West Obsessed: How Trump is recoloring the West’s politics
West Obsessed: How Trump is recoloring the West’s politics
Listen to the writers and editors of the magazine discuss the backlash to Donald Trump’s run for president.
Trump and the West
West Obsessed: How to fix a broken rural healthcare system
West Obsessed: How to fix a broken rural healthcare system
The staff of High Country News discuss the solutions small towns are trying to patch up their healthcare.
In search of a borderless West