High Country News April 26, 2010
Hardrock mining's outsized political power in Nevada may finally be eroding, thanks to state budget woes.
Complicated deals are being made over wilderness protection in Colorado and in San Juan County, Utah.
Budget cuts have endangered California's Water Resources Center Archives, which serves as the state's institutional water memory.
In Oregon, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife carefully “recycles" hatchery-raised steelhead.
The Sinclair, Wyo., oil refinery has long been one of the state's most notorious polluters, but until recently, no one seemed to care.
Biologists disagree over whether the American pika should be listed as endangered, largely due to a warming climate.
With grasshoppers expected to swarm the West this summer, High Country News looks back at some of the region's most dramatic historic hopper outbreaks.
Colorado's economic slump forced Gov. Ritter to increase his support for natural gas, and Nevada voters may force hardrock mining to pay more in state taxes.
This particular city girl never wanted to live in a small mountain town – until she fell in love with one of the residents.
Visitors from Alaska; more anniversaries; Emily Underwood and YEWS; Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl gets raves; and corrections.
The short story anthology Best of the West 2009 is filled with memorable characters and muscular prose.
In The Rebirth of Environmentalism, activist Douglas Bevington explores the relationship between the giant national organizations, like the Sierra Club, and the small grassroots groups.
A look at how Western state governments are managing their budget shortfalls.