You are here: home


  • Feature

    Glen Canyon: Using a dam to heal a river

    The first-ever manmade flood of the Colorado River through Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam is intended to help repair the river in Grand Canyon - and perhaps to signal the end of the "technocratic utopia" dream.

  • News

    River bomber discovered down under

    Ken "Taz" Stoner, suspected of bombing Quartzite Falls on Arizona's Salt River, is arrested in Sydney, Australia.

  • Book Reviews

    Ten at risk

    Five Western rivers are in American Rivers' annual report, "North America's Ten Most Endangered and Threatened Rivers."

  • News

    Contradictions on the Columbia

    Northwestern salmon advocates are shocked by Oregon's decision to extend a permit for Boeing Aviation to divert twice the amount of Columbia River water used yearly by the city of Portland.

  • News

    Dam destruction moves closer

    The destruction of two dams on Washington's Elwha River comes closer to reality after President Clinton allots $11 million to the project.

  • News

    Fish kill doesn't sway the EPA

    Despite the killing of fish by polluted water in Montana's Clark Fork River, the EPA still says the removal of the toxic mining sediments that caused the problem is not worth the money.

  • Book Reviews

    Last chance for wetlands

    The Seattle Audubon Society founds the Washington Wetland Network, or WETNET, to help protect wetlands.

  • Book Reviews

    Stop the flooding

    Oregon's devastating floods could be prevented by restoring Willamette River wetlands and woodlands, study says.

  • News

    Stirring things up on the Colorado River

    The valves at Glen Canyon Dam are opened so the Colorado River can once again flood the Grand Canyon - and scientists, river guides, and environmentalists begin to study the results.

  • News

    Idaho just says no to hydro dam

    The Idaho Land Board rejects a proposed dam on the Snake River at Auger Falls.

  • Book Reviews

    Dams be damned

    Activist Yvan Rochon seeks removal of two dams on Washington's Elwha River.

  • News

    BuRec gets a new leader

    Former New Mexico State Engineer Eluid Martinez will replace Dan Beard as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.

  • News

    For seven days, it will flood

    A controlled week-long flood through the Grand Canyon may help restore some of the beaches, sandbars and humpback chub fish harmed by Glen Canyon Dam.

  • News

    Montanans take to the ballot

    A coalition of sportsmen, ranchers and environmentalists called Montanans for Clean Water puts an initiative on the fall ballot designed to toughen the state's water laws.

  • News

    Clogged channel sends a river over its bank in Washington

    Winter rains flood Washington's Skokomish River valley and environmentalists say the problem is exacerbated by logging, urban sprawl, dams and other human impacts.

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River | As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffer...
  2. Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies |
  3. The Latest: Wild Mexican wolf pups born in Sierra Madre | The species still struggles on both sides of the b...
  4. Summer swimming in a Washington lake | A writer takes the plunge in frigid water.
  5. Colorado water users gird for first statewide plan |
  1. The death of backpacking? | Younger people don’t seem interested in this out...
  2. Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River | As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffer...
  3. A graceful gazelle becomes a pest | Inrroducing an African gazelle called the oryx for...
  4. Illegal immigrants take jobs from Americans | A native-born New Mexico Hispanic points out that ...
  5. Plains sense | Ten years after Frank and Deborah Popper first pro...
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone