Items by Cindy Wehling

The New California Desert Protection Act
The New California Desert Protection Act
A map of desert areas proposed for protection, some of which are also slated for energy projects.
High Country News hires an associate designer
High Country News hires an associate designer
HCN welcomes Andy Cullen, our new associate designer; more late-summer visitors come to Paonia.
Ray Ring's Nevada route
Ray Ring's Nevada route
The travel route the author took when touring around Reno, Nevada.
Neil LaRubbio's Montana route
Neil LaRubbio's Montana route
The travel route the author took in Montana
Cally Carswell's New Mexico route
Cally Carswell's New Mexico route
The travel route the author took when visiting New Mexico
Beef cattle operations, 1980-2010
Grand Canyon River Guides
Grand Canyon River Guides
An illustrated timeline follows the development of professional Grand Canyon river rafting.
The Natural West
The Natural West
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.
Quartzsite or Bust
Quartzsite or Bust
A colorful look at life in Quartzsite, which becomes an RV mecca every winter.
A glance back, via HCN covers
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.
Dear friends
HCN skips an issue; HCN’s first-ever Paonia intern reunion; goat-packing and high-flying visitors