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High Country News November 10, 2008

Still Howling Wolf


Who’ll clean up when the party’s over?

There are efforts to reclaim oil and gas drilling sites, but many fear it’s too little, too late.

Still Howling Wolf

Ranchers and environmentalists in Wyoming are still squabbling over wolves as the animal bounces on and off the endangered species list.

Editor's Note

Heeding history’s lessons

There are lessons to be learned from the mistakes that were made, not only in the near-extermination of the wolf, but also in its successful reintroduction.

Uncommon Westerners

Burning issues

Controversial forestry scientist Tom Bonnicksen believes increased logging is necessary to fight global warming.


The Doc is in

Rural folks find common ground at a vet's office in Western Colorado.

Let it mellow

Melissa Hart remembers her eccentric, independent great-grandmother, who taught her about reuse and recycling long before it was fashionable.

Dear Friends

Dear Friends

At the Homestead Market next to HCN’s office, bandsaws whine as elk and deer are butchered for this winter’s eating.

From the Beltway to the mountains

A profile of High Country News readers Keith and Evelyn Baker.


Passing gas

Western states are struggling to figure out how to capture the methane emissions from coal mines.

Book Reviews

Throwing off the yoke

Where the Ox Does Not Plow: A Mexican American Ballad is Manuel Peña’s memoir of his childhood as an immigrant farmworker.

A battle for the land – and soul – of the West

In Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America, photographer Stephen Trimble tells the story of the controversial Snowbasin ski development in Utah.

Two Weeks in the West

While you were voting …

While the nation is distracted by the election, the Bush administration races ahead with environmental policy changes.


The declining value of clean energy stocks reflects the credit crunch and the plunge in oil and gas prices after earlier highs.

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