Magazine
Ultimate solution?

November 21, 2008

Southern California wants to use desalination to increase its water supply, but critics think the idea should be taken with a grain of salt.

Feature

Ultimate solution?
Southern California wants to use desalination to increase its water supply, but critics think the idea needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
Desperate measures
Desperate measures
Over the years, Westerners have come up with a lot of wacky schemes to get more water.

Editor's Note

Peak economy
Westerners shouldn’t panic about the recent economic meltdown; our region has always cycled from boom to bust and back again.

Uncommon Westerners

Weekend Westerner
Weekend Westerner
Arthur Kruse rides the range – outside of Munich, Germany.

Essays

Welcome to hard times
Welcome to hard times
Ed Quillen finds a silver lining behind the current economic clouds.
Real work
Real work
The joys – and hardships – of outdoor physical work take a toll.

Dear Friends

Welcome, new board members
HCN welcomes new board members Wayne Hare and Jane Ellen Stevens; Peter Friederici’s story on recycled effluent gets praise from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

News

Stuck in the PAWGmire
Stuck in the PAWGmire
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group was supposed to give citizens input on the local oil and gas boom, but it hasn’t worked out as planned.

Book Reviews

Bearing witness on the border
Eodus/Exodo uses the words of Charles Bowden and the photographs of Julian Cardona to tell the heartbreaking story of the modern-day border region.

Letters

Two Weeks in the West

On Obama's coattails
Western Democrats have reason to celebrate the 2008 election, but the old conservative West has not disappeared.