High Country News September 09, 2008
Aaron Gilbreath mulls the very large difference between being a pedestrian in ultra-cool Portland, Ore., and in sprawling Phoenix, Ariz.
Jared Farmer speaks in praise of Utah’s neglected “low country” landscapes – places like Utah Lake.
Today’s redesigned High Country News is definitely a magazine, far removed from the black-and-white tabloid newspaper it once was.
Late-summer visitors drop by HCN’s office.
Photographer Grant Heilman talks about his life and work in the West.
Despite a few sensible aspects, Jimmy Carter’s ideas about energy would not have been good for the West’s environment.
Efforts to stop wastewater pollution from Tijuana have bogged down in a nasty mess.
In Washington’s Yakima Valley and in northern Colorado, water developers want to build kindler, gentler “off-channel” reservoirs.
Author Alexandra Fuller talks about the impacts of oil drilling on her chosen home of Wyoming.
Cheewa James digs into the little-known history of her own people: the Modoc Indians of southern Oregon’s Klamath Valley.
Jodi Peterson and Kate Niles spotlight new books on Western subjects and/or by Western authors, both fiction and nonfiction.
An owl and his girl, bottom-feeders and the world's greatest flood.
In Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey, William Least Heat-Moon saunters across America, looking for the strange and the true.
Joel Berger’s The Better to Eat You With and William Stolzenburg’s Where the Wild Things Were examine predators and the role of fear.
Ivan Doig’s new novel, The Eleventh Man, follows a Montana man across the globe during World War II.
Terry Tempest Williams celebrates Rwanda, mosaics and Utah prairie dogs in her new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World.
Western writers offer a generous and inspired list of recommended reading for the president-elect, including a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction.
Joe Wilkins talks to Idaho author Kim Barnes about her love for the Clearwater River country.
Two Weeks in the West
Political conventions obsess about “clean” coal and Sarah Palin, and sideline discussions of oil and gas impacts.