Magazine
The Secret Lives of River Guides

May 10, 2010

Every spring, Grand Canyon boatmen meet for an educational seminar -- and a rousing good time.

Feature

The Secret Lives of River  Guides
The Secret Lives of River Guides
Every spring, Grand Canyon boatmen meet for an educational seminar -- and a rousing good time.
One Way to Save the Wolf? Hunt It.
One Way to Save the Wolf? Hunt It.
Montana wildlife managers say the state's first wolf hunt has been a success -- for both the hunters and their prey.

Current

Small wonders, big world
Small wonders, big world
A couple of hitherto-unknown bees are discovered in Nevada -- just two of the many new species found every year.
Goodbye, Rocky Mountain News; hello, Mrs. Li
Goodbye, Rocky Mountain News; hello, Mrs. Li
Former Rocky Mountain News employees meet to lament -- and celebrate -- how their lives have changed since Colorado's oldest newspaper folded a year ago.
It takes a district: Utah landowners control groundwater use
It takes a district: Utah landowners control groundwater use
In southern Utah's Escalante Valley, local landowners will form a water district to save their declining aquifer.
Urban habitat
Urban habitat
The ups and downs of an Audubon nature center in the middle of low-income urban L.A.
Eggstraction
Eggstraction
A California condor chick hatches in Pinnacles National Monument, the first one born there in a century.

Editor's Note

Culture of the Canyon
When the author ventures down the Colorado on a raft, he discovers a world of wonders -- and a little bit of himself.

Essays

Little doses of danger
Little doses of danger
A formerly fearless outdoorswoman becomes unexpectedly wary once she becomes the mother of two children.

Dear Friends

Changing of the editorial guard
Changing of the editorial guard
After Editor in Chief Jonathan Thompson leaves, High Country News will be led by Jodi Peterson, Ray Ring and Sarah Gilman; former intern Michael Moss wins a Pulitzer.

Book Reviews

A California Bestiary: Beauty of the beasts
A California Bestiary: Beauty of the beasts
A California Bestiary celebrates the state's wildlife with vivid illustrations by Mona Caron and thoughtful words by Rebecca Solnit.
Ghosts of Wyoming: A haunted past and present
The haunting short stories in Alyson Hagy's collection resonate with themes of loss, resignation and hope.

Multimedia

Grand Canyon River Guides
Grand Canyon River Guides
An illustrated timeline follows the development of professional Grand Canyon river rafting.

Letters