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  • The fight for the Flathead

    The fight for the Flathead

    During the Western Governors' Association meeting in Whitefish, Mont., journalists and dignitaries flew over the threatened landscape around Glacier National Park.

  • Libby's lethal numbers

    Libby's lethal numbers

    The toll of the asbestos disaster in Libby, Mont., keeps growing.

  • Eccentricity and wildness

    Eccentricity and wildness

    Western eccentrics are found underwater as well as in the high country.

  • The oil spill's upshot

    The oil spill's upshot

    The tragic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could help the environmental movement, if greens act wisely.

  • Yellowstone bison: Hazed and confused

    Yellowstone bison: Hazed and confused

    A decade-old Yellowstone management plan isn't doing much for wandering bison, or for the ranchers it's meant to protect.

  • Going to extremes

    Going to extremes

    Determined ideologues are hijacking Western politics, but some reformers are trying to change that.

  • Small wonders, big world

    Small wonders, big world

    A couple of hitherto-unknown bees are discovered in Nevada -- just two of the many new species found every year.

  • Death of an era

    Death of an era

    High Country News remembers Stewart Udall, the legendary Interior secretary.

  • Reefer politics

    Reefer politics

    The West leads the way on medical marijuana.

  • Turnover at the top

    Many environmental groups are seeing a changing of the guard, epitomized by 38-year-old activist Mike Brune's new job as head of the Sierra Club.

  • Supreme beings

    Supreme beings

    The Supreme Court's precedent-overturning ruling allowing more corporate money in politics raises the possibility that it plans to tackle the Commerce Clause next.

  • 'The environment ... is where we live'

    'The environment ... is where we live'

    A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.

  • The federal energy two-step

    The federal energy two-step

    Oil and gas companies are furious with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, but environmentalists wonder if he’ll go far enough in restraining the industry.

  • A "shock jock" in Montana has a great fall

    A "shock jock" in Montana has a great fall

    Controversial right-wing "shock jock" John Stokes loses his Montana radio station in a battle over bankruptcy.

  • 'The West's Biggest Bully' gets his

    'The West's Biggest Bully' gets his

    Controversial right-wing "shock jock" John Stokes loses his Montana radio station in a battle over bankruptcy.

  • The roadless rule's ground game

    Excerpts from Tom Turner's chronicle of the roadless rule's creation give the inside scoop on how the rule was crafted.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West

    The Wicked Witch of the West

    Cheyenne lawyer Harriet Hageman has relentlessly fought the roadless rule for nearly a decade.

  • The roadless rule ground game

    Excerpts from Tom Turner's chronicle of the roadless rule give the inside scoop on how the rule was crafted.

  • Roadless-less

    Roadless-less

    Judge Clarence Brimmer is determined to bring down Clinton's roadless forest rule, which has been mired in lawsuits ever since its controversial birth.

  • Parties 'R' Some Of Us

    Parties 'R' Some Of Us

    Despite the economic slump, Western party-throwing companies are doing well, especially when it comes to throwing fancy weddings.

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