Items by staff

A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
A review of Painters and the American West, Vol. 2
Joan Carpenter Troccoli writes about the lives and times of the artists whose works fill the American Museum of Western Art in downtown Denver.
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A President in Yellowstone
A President in Yellowstone
A review of A President in Yellowstone: The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester Arthur's 1883 Expedition, by Frank H. Goodyear III.
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of photographer Craig Varjabedian's photography book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait.
A review of Animal Crackers
A review of Animal Crackers
A children's book for adults shows the tables turned on humans in gruesome detail.
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
Book review: A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona
A review of A Natural History of the Santa Catalinas, Arizona, by Richard C. Brusca and Wendy Moore
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Montana photographer Richard Buswell turns to abstracts and still lifes in his most recent work capturing scenes from his home state.
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
Book review: Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River
A review of Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River, edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein
Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"
Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"
A review of Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art, by Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Perspectives on wolf hunting from conservationists and hunt proponents.
A review of Passage to Wonderland
A review of Passage to Wonderland
A history professor re-treads photographer Joseph Stimson's 1903 journey from Cody, Wyo., to Yellowstone.
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
At the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah, researchers consider the possibility of exploring the red planet.
Book review: The Wild Wyoming Range
Book review: The Wild Wyoming Range
A review of The Wild Wyoming Range, edited by Ronald H. Chilcote and Susan Marsh
Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940
Book review: Quilts: California Bound, California Made 1840-1940
Sandi Fox pairs full-page color images of quilts with historical narrative, excerpts from diaries, period photos and illustrations to shed light on the lives of early Californians.
A review of An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps
A review of An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps
Archaeologist and historian Peter L. Eidenbach presents the Land of Enchantment as seen by early conquerors, naturalists, surveyors, and railroaders.
A review of Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge
A review of Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge
Nature photographer Howie Garber captures mountain light and color, making a powerful visual argument against more development in Salt Lake City’s high-elevation backyard
A review of Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A cultural and natural history of Tinajas Altas
A review of Last Water on the Devil’s Highway: A cultural and natural history of Tinajas Altas
The story of a waterhole that, for centuries, has kept travelers from death as they passed through the desert.
A review of Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall
A review of Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall
Walls do not solve problems, they make them
A snapshot of the 2012 election, by the numbers
A snapshot of the 2012 election, by the numbers
Native American voter turnout and other interesting trends from the recent election.
A review of On Arctic Ground
A review of On Arctic Ground
The book On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, advocates protecting wildlife in the reserve.
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.
Book note: Valley of Shadows and Dreams
Book note: Valley of Shadows and Dreams
Melanie Light's thoughtful essays, accompanied by the evocative black-and-white photographs of her husband, Ken Light, portray a dark and yet hauntingly beautiful California in Valley of Shadows and Dreams.
Atlas of Yellowstone
Atlas of Yellowstone
The thoroughly researched and lavishly illustrated Atlas of Yellowstone covers the Greater Yellowstone Area from A to Z.
Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation
Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation
In Arapaho Journeys, photographer Sara Wiles assembles 30 years' worth of photos and stories about life on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation.
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Staffers and subscribers briefly describe some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in the West.
Western travel tips
Western travel tips
The travelers at High Country News offer some hard-earned advice for Western adventurers.
Our dirty past, our dirty present
Our dirty past, our dirty present
Soon after the EPA was founded 40 years ago, it began photographing American environmental problems for its Documerica Project.
Urban oilscape
Urban oilscape
Photos at the Center for Land Use Interpretation document Los Angeles's urban oil fields.
But is it any good?
But is it any good?
Colorado wines are getting increasing respect these days, at least from the folks who work at HCN.