Magazine
Big Beef

March 21, 2011

Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.

Feature

Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.

Current

BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
Mule deer on Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline are struggling, and the BLM's adaptive management plan has done nothing to help.
Pacific chorus frogs make urban comeback

Pacific chorus frogs make urban comeback

Pacific chorus frogs are making an unexpected resurgence in San Francisco, with a little help from human friends.
Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
Rural Lake County, Ore., has gone from a timber economy to one based on producing - and exporting - renewable energy.
Teetering on the Edge of the Cedars
Teetering on the Edge of the Cedars
The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah, fights for its life as the state cuts funding.

Editor's Note

Ruthless economics
Ruthless economics
By insisting on buying goods, especially food, as cheaply as possible, we ignore the hidden and occasionally horrendous costs.

Essays

The Tao of Pow: Learning to love winter
The Tao of Pow: Learning to love winter
A newcomer to Utah learns to love winter with the help of snowshoes.

Writers on the Range

Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?
A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.

Dear Friends

Spring fever, skipped issue
Spring fever, skipped issue
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.

Book Reviews

Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort
Finding reassurance in change: a review of Wild Comfort
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 dark corners of the heart: A review of Volt
The short stories in Alan Heathcock's collection, Volt, bring the troubled inhabitants of a small town vividly to life.

Letters