High Country News November 09, 2009
Judge Clarence Brimmer is determined to bring down Clinton's roadless forest rule, which has been mired in lawsuits ever since its controversial birth.
Despite auctioneer Peter Stremmel's enthusiasm, the Western artwork sold at this year's Coeur d'Alene Art Auction in Reno didn't bring very high prices.
The September board meeting raised questions about how big HCN should be; artists and activists visit us.
Arizona farmer Mark Moody raises mesquite trees for food and furniture.
In Deeply Rooted, Lisa M. Hamilton introduces the reader to three small farmers who are bucking the trend toward industrial agribusiness.
Charles Bowden's new book, Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing, reiterates the bad news of today but declares that times are changing.
After a lifetime of despising and fearing guns, a woman is blindsided by the everyday kindness shown by two hunters.
Two Weeks in the West
Recent scandals at the Interior Department – this time involving environmentalists – pale in magnitude (and luridness) compared to the agency's dalliances with industry.
Metals mining is making an unexpectedly dramatic comeback in the West.
The Bureau of Land Management used a large number of "categorical exclusions" to streamline permitting for oil and gas development.