High Country News November 23, 2009
Can the Arapaho language be saved from extinction?
The Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington -- and our knowledge of geology.
Languages like Arapaho are dying all over the world, but is it possible, or even necessary, to try to save them all?
Longtime HCN board members Dan Luecke and Felix Magowan step down; bat-chasers and bicyclists; and correction.
In Ketchum, Idaho, Janet Kellam tries to educate the locals about the danger of avalanches.
Writers on the Range
In an age when wolves are radio-collared and tracked everywhere they go, can they still be considered wild animals?
In Of Rock and Rivers, Ellen Wohl, a geomorphologist, reads the story behind the Western landscape.
Rock Water Wild: An Alaskan Life is Alaska writer Nancy Lord's celebration of her state.
New York City is really the West, buried under time's wrapping.
Two Weeks in the West
New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Despite protests, wolf hunts go forward in Idaho and Montana.
A threat to Catron County's groundwater brings conservative ranchers and liberal newcomers together.
How it Works
Proponents say that underground coal gasification could produce cleaner energy, but some environmentalists have their doubts.