High Country News November 22, 2010
In southern Arizona, the Forest Service is debating whether to defy the 1872 Mining Law and stop a controversial copper mine.
The Earth Liberation Front claims responsibility for toppling radio towers north of Seattle, but no one really knows who the culprit is.
Idaho's Payette National Forest is trying to keep wild bighorn sheep separated from domestic sheep, which can spread disease.
High Country News examines the results of what everyone agrees was a "very weird election."
Sudden aspen decline appears to be slowing in Colorado, but the trees' glory days may be past.
A 138-year-old law blocks serious hardrock mining reform, despite the untiring work of activists.
High Country News wants to hear from readers; Stephanie Paige Ogburn joins to HCN as multimedia editor; falling leaves and fall visitors; corrections.
In Bozeman, Mont., 78-year-old Vern Bandy says he finds water using the legendary art of dowsing.
Writers on the Range
In many Western tourist towns, locals can't afford to buy houses, even as trailers and other affordable dwellings are evicted or banned outright.
Both fans and critics contemplate the life and legacy of Edward Abbey in a special issue of the Western literary and arts journal Matter.
Blair Oliver and Peter Soliunas collaborate on The Long Slide, a hard-boiled thriller set in the Rocky Mountains.
A writer wanders the mountains north of McCall, Idaho, with Peruvian shepherds, their dogs and sheep.
Maps and graphics chart the relation of campaign spending to Western election results, among other things.