High Country News March 16, 2009
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.
Throughout the West, tent cities and shantytowns with names like Taco Flat have sprung up to house the poor and dispossessed.
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, such as: Redefining rancher politics, A rediscovered renewable, Creating public nooks and crannies and more.
Most Americans associate slums with places like Mumbai, India. But they exist here, too.
A Colorado family finds satisfaction -- and cash -- in scavenging metal for recycling.
High Country News skips an issue; Western water books; kudos for HCN’s writers; clarification and correction.
Hal Herring traces the history of the American West through its guns and the people who used them in Famous Firearms of the Old West.
In The Family Ranch: Land, Children and Tradition in the American West, Linda Hussa looks at the way modern rural families live their lives.
Two Weeks in the West
Western environmentalists get good news about Yucca Mountain, but face challenges from state legislatures. Also: Americans finally reduce their driving miles.