High Country News December 07, 2009
A tribal attempt to protect New Mexico's Mount Taylor sparks a bitter struggle over uranium mining, religious differences and claims to an ancient landscape.
While scientists try to understand the reasons behind recent seabird die-offs, volunteers count the corpses on Northwest beaches.
As Native Americans use religion to save their sacred places, they need to remember that conflicts framed around faith often have unhappy endings.
High Country News invites readers to a holiday open house; readers on road trips; board member John Heyneman joins Sonoran Institute’s Partnership for Wyoming's Future.
HCN reader Mary Jane Skala regards the buyout that ended her journalism career as a blessing in disguise that gave her the freedom to travel across the West.
In Jim Lynch's second novel, Border Songs, an eccentric, gawky birdwatcher works for the Border Patrol along the Canadian border.
A Colorado woman copes with marauding bears, dead chickens and her beloved brother's schizophrenia.
Steve Haze is determined to restore California's long-vanished Tulare Lake, and now it seems that his dream might finally come true.
How it Works
Warren Buffett buys Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and Congress considers reforming railroad laws.
Two Weeks in the West
Controversial right-wing "shock jock" John Stokes loses his Montana radio station in a battle over bankruptcy.
The Mojave Desert's Giant Rock has long been home to UFO buffs and wild parties, but nowadays it’s fallen victim to graffiti and litterbugs.