Opinion

  • Will an illegal BLM study seal southern Utah's fate?

    The deep flaws in the BLM's inventory of Utah wild lands may doom many irreplaceable landscapes that were eliminated from wilderness consideration.

  • 'Road warriors' spread out over Utah

    A "Road Warrior" for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance tries to find and document roads claimed to exist in BLM wilderness study areas.

  • Ranchers forced into numbers game

    The authors opine that BLM grazing rules are rigged in favor of overgrazing and work against conscientious ranchers.

  • Whatever happened to letting fires burn?

    The writer suggests that Westerners learn to live with fires rather than suppressing them.

  • Group sues to stamp out tolerance and diversity

    A successful one-month voluntary climbing ban, designed to respect Native American religious practices at Wyoming's Devils Tower, provokes a lawsuit from the Mountain States Legal Foundation.

  • We can't save the land without first saving the West

    The communities of the West can be saved while the land is protected, too.

  • Small town, quirky lives

    Former intern Auden Schendler recalls life at "Intern Acres" in Paonia.

  • How I learned to love logging

    The writer takes an ironic look at the Thunderbolt timber sale in Idaho, and at Boise Cascade's conviction that only logging can save the endangered chinook salmon.

  • My kingdom is a horse

    The writer considers how hard it is to love the earth or anything else in the abstract, as opposed to the particular and familiar, and reminisces about getting to know a horse when he was a child.

  • Victory in Idaho: Canyon lovers defeat the military

    A coalition of canyon lovers defeats the U.S. Air Force in Idaho's Owyhee Canyon.

  • A Lively Exchange with the Interior Department

    Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior and HCN's Editors enjoy a lively exchange

  • Lessons of an intolerant past

    Before the U.S. tries to crack down on suspicious-looking Muslims and Middle Easterners, it would do well to remember the World War II era injustice of Japanese-American internment camps like Minidoka, Idaho.

  • Owyhee: On the eve of destruction

    Bombing range threatens wild land in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.

  • I am an Inuit warrior

    It's not easy being a person who lives in a high mountain ski town but hates snow and winter weather.

  • Keeping 'em down on the High Plains

    The incestuous relationship between the oil and gas industry and the Wyoming government is finally being challenged through a state Supreme Court decision that ruled against Exxon.