Magazine
The Global West

July 25, 2011

China's insatiable energy appetite is fueling a natural resource boom in the West.

Feature

The Global West: how foreign investment fuels resource extraction in western states
The Global West: how foreign investment fuels resource extraction in western states
China's insatiable energy appetite is fueling a natural resource boom in the West.

Current

Milestone in Cobell Indian trust case
Milestone in Cobell Indian trust case
Elouise Cobell's long-running lawsuit over Indian trust accounts appears to be finally reaching a settlement.
The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide
The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide
California places tough restrictions on the pesticide methyl iodide, but opponents believe that's not enough to protect workers and the environment.
Montana's stream access law stays strong
Montana's stream access law stays strong
The Montana Legislature abandons an attempt to tighten the state's permissive stream-access laws.
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming? A guide
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming? A guide
Wyoming's concealed-carry laws have been liberalized, but that doesn't mean that everybody can pack pistols in their pockets.

Editor's Note

The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The return of the Lords of Yesterday
The West's once-faltering extractive economy is roaring back to life, powered by the energy needs of developing countries like China.

Uncommon Westerners

A former energy company lawyer now fights for the other side
A former energy company lawyer now fights for the other side
Attorney Lance Astrella represents landowners coping with oil and gas development on their doorsteps.

Essays

Wedding in the shadowed valley
Wedding in the shadowed valley
What do you do when you're hit by doubts on the very morning of your wedding?

Dear Friends

HCN enters the digital world
HCN enters the digital world
HCN board and staff discuss digital media; visitors; correction.

Book Reviews

An L.A. story, in incidents and rhythms: A review of The Book of Want
Daniel Olivas' novel uses magical realism to describe the lives of a Mexican-American family in Los Angeles.
Building a bridge to love: A review of Randy Lopez Goes Home
Building a bridge to love: A review of Randy Lopez Goes Home
Rudolfo Anaya's new novel brings a Chicano man back to his remote New Mexican village.

Letters