High Country News April 27, 2009
On Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, Stanford Addison – a quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler – helps Indian boys through their difficult teenage years.
Phoenix land-use planners want to use a chunk of state trust land as a laboratory for future, more sustainable real estate development.
Surprise, Ariz., exemplifies the Arizona real estate collapse along with what many see as the rise and fall of the car-dependent Western exurb.
The economic collapse – with its attendant slowdown in mining, drilling and development – gives Westerners a chance to pause and rethink the way we use the land.
David Anderson is High Country News new advertising rep; skiers and farmers visit; Matt Klingle wins book award; corrections.
Meteorologist Hal Klieforth has collected a lifetime of knowledge – and a museum’s worth of artifacts – from years spent exploring the Sierra Nevada.
Richard Manning looks at the prairie and considers its future in Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape.
Michael J. Yochim writes the primer on the Yellowstone snowmobile conflict in his admirably balanced Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use.
A mother introduces her newly adopted child to the birds at a raptor rehabilitation center and teaches her their names.
Two Weeks in the West
The Obama administration appoints environmentalists to some important positions in the Interior Department and other agencies. Also: The West faces a growing shortage of food-supply animal veterinarians.
How it Works
Tribal infighting is delaying a wind farm planned for Gray Mountain on the Navajo Reservation.