Items by Cindy Wehling
Readers offer up their images of The Natural West in this first in a series of contests that help kick off High Country News' 40th anniversary celebration.
During 2009, High Country News focused on an eclectic mix of stories, from bull riding to the legal wrangling over the L.A. River to Rocky Flats.
- vince bandola on The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law
- Deb Dedon on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution
- Deb Dedon on In the middle of nowhere, a Promised Land
- John Finch on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town