High Country News September 17, 2007
As population growth and climate change stress the region’s water supplies, Westerners think hard about recycling their effluent, although some worry about the possibly harmful endocrine disrupters found in cleaned-up effluent.
A recent turbidity crisis in Paonia resulted in the issuance of a “boil order,” which reminded us locals how precious clean water is in the arid West.
New HCN interns Christine Hoekenga and James Yearling; visitors; correction.
Paul Ostapuk is a nature-lover and outdoorsman who loves Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam.
Chris Kelly’s environmental group, The Conservation Fund, is carefully logging its own redwood trees in order to save forests and salmon in Northern California.
Washington has become the third state to require that would-be lawyers taking the bar exam know more than a little about Indian law.
In Crybaby Ranch, novelist Tina Welling tells a romantic story with zest.
In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston explores the amazing ecosystems hidden at the top of the world’s tallest trees.
A woman and her son say their final goodbyes to a friend who committed suicide.
Heard Around the West
“Glamping” – or glamorous camping, complete with butlers; aerotrekking in Arizona; tiny houses; snake bite hobbles beauty contestant.
Two Weeks in the West
Health insurance – and the lack of it – in the West; Larry Craig, Burning Man, and parts of Montana go up in flames; Wyoming booms and house prices are up, but the kids are still leaving in droves; new Border Patrol duds debut.