High Country News November 21, 2008
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.
Over the years, Westerners have come up with a lot of wacky schemes to get more water.
Westerners shouldn’t panic about the recent economic meltdown; our region has always cycled from boom to bust and back again.
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.
Arthur Kruse rides the range – outside of Munich, Germany.
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.
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.
Ed Quillen finds a silver lining behind the current economic clouds.
The joys – and hardships – of outdoor physical work take a toll.
Two Weeks in the West
Western Democrats have reason to celebrate the 2008 election, but the old conservative West has not disappeared.