Magazine
Still Howling Wolf

November 10, 2008

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

Feature

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

Essays

The Doc is in
The Doc is in
Rural folks find common ground at a vet's office in Western Colorado.
Let it mellow
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.

News

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.

Letters

Two Weeks in the West

While you were voting …
While you were voting …
While the nation is distracted by the election, the Bush administration races ahead with environmental policy changes.
Snapshot
The declining value of clean energy stocks reflects the credit crunch and the plunge in oil and gas prices after earlier highs.