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  • Consider the names this July 4th

    Consider the names this July 4th

  • Following Dad down the road

    Following Dad down the road

    The author reminisces on an itinerant childhood and her family's travels up, down and across the country -- and how she now clings firmly to one place called home.

  • The light is changing... summer is ending

    The light is changing... summer is ending

    Suddenly summer is almost over, and autumn is almost beginning.

  • The trouble with guns

    The trouble with guns

    Maybe it's true that guns don't kill people, but people using guns can sure do damage.

  • Poetry in motion

    Poetry in motion

    That odd-looking woman on the sidewalk ahead of you is not just talking to herself; she's trying -- loudly -- to memorize a poem.

  • I think we're all anchor babies on this bus

    I think we're all anchor babies on this bus

    If we're no longer considered U.S. citizens by birthright, then how do we know we're citizens at all?

  • Welcome, new interns!

    Welcome, new interns!

    High Country News welcomes three new interns and several visitors and wins a couple of important prizes.

  • Visitors from underground

    Visitors from underground

    Spelunkers visit High Country News; correction; obituaries for N.W. Grosse-Rhode and Ramon Mena Owens.

  • Essay: Surviving a friend's suicide

    We are sewn into each other’s lives like pieces in a quilt

  • The memory of a mountain

    Diane Sylvain remembers climbing Pikes Peak with her mother, back when her mother still knew what a mountain was.

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