• Green hate in the land of enchantment

    An environmentalist struggles to untangle the web of misunderstanding, fear and hate that embroils Hispanos, conservationists and wise-users over forest use in northern New Mexico.

  • Build it, and folks will come

    Building the newest addition to Colorado's hut system for skiers and hikers meant long, cold hours of work at 11,300 feet in the Gore Range.

  • Wise-users try to whip up a recipe for their own salvation

    At a wise-use conference in Casper, Wyo., participants express a variety of concerns and possible solutions to what they see as the West's problems.

  • Whatever happened to letting fires burn?

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

  • Speak up for a quiet Grand Canyon

    People who love the Grand Canyon need to fight to protect the quiet of the park from noisy air-tour flights.

  • Grassroots grit beat 'the mine from Hell'

    The land swap that will stop a gold mine right outside Yellowstone National Park is a perfect example of how grassroots protest can work.

  • 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.

  • A radical water czar is cashiered by his board

    The firing of Colorado River Water Conservation District secretary-engineer Rolly Fischer after 28 years marks the end of a profligate era.

  • Imagine a West without heroes

    The West should quit looking for heroes to rescue it - especially heroes like Major John Wesley Powell, who, the author believes, did the region more harm than good.

  • Erasing the Southwest's grandest vista

    Industry claims that the Grand Canyon's haze problem is naturally caused rile artists and photographers and others who really know how to look at landscapes.

  • High Country Snooze

    High Country News offers High Country Snooze as an April Fool's look at the paper.

  • 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.

  • Tactics first, ideas last

    The Media and Democracy Conference in San Francisco showed alternative media as too mired in the "60s and in political correctness to thoughtfully address realities of the "90s.

  • True portentousness on a Wyoming highway

    A road trip across Wyoming moves the writer to muse about the glories of living in an "unedited" version of the West.

  • Federal negligence turns ordinary Montanans hostile

    Usually conservative residents of Noxon, Mont., react angrily to ASARCO's plan to build a huge mine in the Cabinet Mountains - and wish the federal government would intervene and stop it.