High Country News March 02, 2009
If Eric Kuhn is right about the Colorado River, then the state faces a dry and difficult future of fighting for water.
American Indians who use tribal I.D. cards face harassment when they try to cross the border between the U.S. and Canada.
One of the greatest challenges facing Western military bases comes from the growth of urban sprawl.
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
Poet Richard Shelton has run writing workshops in Arizona prisons for more than 30 years.
Nancy Eastman created her own "habitat sculptures" modeled after fake cholla built as nesting habitat for endangered birds.
Unexpected encounters with an injured bull elk and a couple of teenage boys lead a writer to consider the meaning of fatherhood.
High Country News holds its first-ever board meeting via telephone and Internet; Marty Durlin becomes new culture editor.
In his new book, Killing for Coal, Thomas G. Andrews looks at the Colorado labor wars that erupted into violence at the 1914 Ludlow Massacre.
In Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Island Debris, naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the origins of the strange things she finds on the Oregon seashore.
The small Danish island of Samso runs entirely on renewable energy. The West could do the same.
Two Weeks in the West
Australia’s recent fires may have scorched “Stay and Defend,” a firefighting strategy American Westerners had thought of emulating. Also: Birds are shifting their winter range.