Magazine
One Tough Sucker

June 07, 2010

Human beings are the greatest threat -- and the only hope -- for the Colorado River's razorback sucker.

Feature

One Tough Sucker
One Tough Sucker
Human beings are the greatest threat -- and the only hope -- for the Colorado River's razorback sucker.

Current

Yellowstone bison: Hazed and confused
Yellowstone bison: Hazed and confused
A decade-old Yellowstone management plan isn't doing much for wandering bison, or for the ranchers it's meant to protect.
Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy
Limbo land: Brownfields for green energy
Across the West, contaminated landscapes are becoming home to renewable energy projects.
Bracing for white nose syndrome
Bracing for white nose syndrome
A deadly fungus that causes white nose syndrome in bats is slowly moving closer to the West.
A boring diagram
A boring diagram
An extraordinary 1,500-ton machine will create a new water intake from drought-stricken Lake Mead to thirsty Las Vegas

Editor's Note

Dust in the wind and the water
Dust in the wind and the water
Dust storms are mucking up the Rocky Mountains' snowpack, but a few fish like the razorback sucker thrive in spring’s muddy waters.

Uncommon Westerners

New world, new canvas
New world, new canvas
Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe traces Basque history in arborglyphs on Western aspen trees.

Essays

Nature illiteracy
Nature illiteracy
Many hikers are obsessed about correct identification of flora and fauna, but a stalwart few are fine with simply seeing a bird as a bird.

Dear Friends

HCN's key numbers: 3, 170, 20
HCN's key numbers: 3, 170, 20
High Country News board meeting discusses finances; we get a four-star charity rating; Auden Schendler wins awards

Book Reviews

Stories from the shadow sides
The short stories in Aryn Kyle's Boys and Girls Like You and Me are threaded by themes of solitude and unrest.
Notes from a Wyoming sheepwagon
Notes from a Wyoming sheepwagon
Laura Bell's new memoir, Claiming Ground, tells of her years spent working as a Wyoming sheepherder.

Letters

Perspective

Everyone benefits from Indian education
Everyone benefits from Indian education
An innovative Montana program brings Native American culture and history into the state's classrooms.

Sidebar

Net losses
Net losses
There are four endangered fish in the Colorado River: the Colorado pikeminnow, bonytail, humpback chub and razorback sucker.