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A listing of High Country News online video, photographic and audio content.

  • HCN Road Trip

    HCN Road Trip

    HIgh Country News road trip goes through energy country, from the coal mines near Paonia, to the flaring gas rigs of Wyoming.

  • Urban Creeks 2.0

    Urban Creeks 2.0

    In San Francisco's East Bay, activists try to reconnect impoverished communities with their local waterways.

  • Scratching the savage itch

    Craig Childs talks about his encounter with the wild world of professional bull-riding in an audio interview with Marty Durlin.

  • Jim Harvey vs. Big Solar

    A Harley-riding desert activist talks about saving the Mojave ecosystem

  • Leasing the West

    Leasing the West

    A look inside a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing auction, a tradition that may be killed by the digital age.

  • Wind River revelations

    Lisa Jones talks about Northern Arapaho horse whisperer and healer Stanford Addison, the subject of her book, Broken.

  • When good times go bad

    When good times go bad

    After years of prosperity and breakneck growth, Phoenix and its Western siblings have crashed hard thanks to the recession. And the food banks and other social services are very busy.

  • A passion to protect

    In this audio interview, Glo Cunningham talks about why she came to the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., 34 years ago and what has sustained her fight to preserve its mountains and water.

  • Invading the silence

    Invading the silence

    Annie Proulx talks about Wyoming's Red Desert along with photographs by Martin Stupich.

  • Tent City

    Tent City

    A look inside Taco Flat, one of the informal communities that has risen up near Fresno, Calif..

  • Straddling the Canadian border

    Straddling the Canadian border

    A Tulalip Indian works to maintain traditions with family on the other side

  • Buried History

    Buried History

    A $7 billion nuclear site clean up leaves unanswered questions underground.

  • Video: Humor in a world gone mad

    Video: Humor in a world gone mad

    Moab cartoonist Travis Kelly creates political cartoons in order to stay sane.

  • Slideshow: Back to the garden

    Slideshow: Back to the garden

    Recovering addicts find roots in the soil of New Mexico.

  • Slideshow: The unflappable Doc Vincent

    Slideshow: The unflappable Doc Vincent

    In rural western Colorado, a vet tends to pets and their humans. Michelle Nijhuis reads her essay, along with slides by JT Thomas.

  • Slideshow: The waiting game

    Slideshow: The waiting game

    Immigrant day-laborers in Santa Fe wait for jobs -- usually backbreaking work that pays minimal wages -- as the economy continues to slide.

  • The fruits of their labor

    The fruits of their labor

    In Delta County, Colorado, a pilot program sent prisoners to work on three farms during the summer of 2008.

  • Video: Still howling wolf

    Video: Still howling wolf

    The passionate and complicated feelings people have about living with wolves in the Northern Rockies.

  • Portland Promenade

    Portland Promenade

    People on the streets of Oregon's pedestrian-friendly city talk about why they leave their cars at home (or have no cars).

  • Roan on the auction block

    Roan on the auction block

    The BLM auctioned leases on 54,631 acres in Western Colorado to the natural gas industry for a record $114 million.

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