High Country News March 21, 2011
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.
Mule deer on Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline are struggling, and the BLM's adaptive management plan has done nothing to help.
Pacific chorus frogs are making an unexpected resurgence in San Francisco, with a little help from human friends.
Rural Lake County, Ore., has gone from a timber economy to one based on producing - and exporting - renewable energy.
The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah, fights for its life as the state cuts funding.
By insisting on buying goods, especially food, as cheaply as possible, we ignore the hidden and occasionally horrendous costs.
High Country News skipped issue; Paul Larmer's son, Zachary, and friends invent "The Caboose," a device that assists the disabled; Amy Goodman visits Paonia; new books by Tracy Ross and Hannah Nordhaus; clarification.
Writers on the Range
A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.
In her new collection of essays, Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature, Kathleen Dean Moore writes her way to the knowledge that "sorrow is part of the Earth's great cycles."
The short stories in Alan Heathcock's collection, Volt, bring the troubled inhabitants of a small town vividly to life.
A newcomer to Utah learns to love winter with the help of snowshoes.