High Country News August 08, 2011
Marijuana growers and government officials in California's notorious "Emerald Triangle" work towards legitimizing the local cash crop.
Walker Lake in northwestern Nevada has been dying for years, but locals and government officials are determined to restore it.
A Korean cabdriver finds an unlikely home in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost town in the U.S.
A recent oil spill in Montana's Yellowstone River reminds Westerners that not all such environmental disasters happen in the Gulf of Mexico.
Researchers are trying to restore the damaged, acidic soil around abandoned hardrock mines with the help of biochar, a special form of charcoal.
In a settlement with environmental groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to make listing decisions about more than 250 imperiled candidate species.
If marijuana becomes fully legal and taxable, it won't be the first time authorities have learned that it's easier - and more profitable - to manage vice than to try to eliminate it.
New interns Marian Lyman Kirst and Kimberly Hirai; correction.
Editor Paul Andrew Hutton gathers some award-winning articles on Western history and culture.
In Mark Stevens' second novel, Allison Coil, a tequila-drinking hunting guide, investigates a mysterious death in a remote landscape much sought after by oil and gas developers.
A woman finds solace and delight in climbing Colorado's highest and most challenging mountains.