High Country News December 08, 2008
In southwestern Colorado’s Crow Canyon, archaeologists are working with Native Americans to solve the historical mysteries of the Four Corners area.
An innovative local program helps Hispanic heroin addicts recover by renewing their ties to the land.
When Julene Bair sold the family farm, she severed her lifelong connections with a sense of place and her own childhood.
High Country News writers look for querencia – the physical place that gives one strength – in prehistoric (and contemporary) Indian pueblos, in gardens tended by recovering addicts, and in a now-lost family farm.
Paonia scientist Theo Colborn wins a prestigious international prize, the 2008 Goteborg Award, for her work on endocrine disruption.
Dave Schweppe and Tam Scott, friends for 30 years, hunt upland game birds every year in the shortgrass prairie of northeastern Montana.
Scott Rashid rescues and rehabilitates owls, eagles and other birds at his house in Estes Park, Colo.
Many conservation groups are feeling the pinch.
In the anthology Let There Be Night, editor Paul Bogard and 29 writers and scientists testify on behalf of the value of darkness.
David Guterson’s new novel, The Other, follows the diverging lives of two old friends, one who settles for a quiet family life and another who seeks out a hermit’s existence in the Olympic rainforest.
A man contemplates his relationship with a landscape that he is always loving and leaving.
Two Weeks in the West
Hardrock mining slows down, but carbon sequestration and algae biofuels pick up.