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High Country News May 02, 2011

The Westerner in D.C


The most influential conservationist you've never heard of

The Sierra Club's Debbie Sease has spent three decades on Capitol Hill, fighting for the West.


Federal budget deal slashes key community water funds

Federal budget cuts dry up the funding for crucial community water projects.

What’s in a name?

The names on the Western landscape tell a harrowing, fascinating and at times hilarious story.

Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain

Legislation protecting the mountain fails to prevent energy development proposals.

Editor's Note

Go East, young greens

What is it like to be an idealistic young environmentalist working on Capitol Hill?

Dear Friends

"Shoot locally"

First annual Paonia Film Festival; Pronghorn Passage; Craig Childs wins Desert Writers Award; correction.

Uncommon Westerners

Bridging American Indian students' scientific achievement gap

Educator Michael Ceballos breaks down the barriers keeping young Native Americans from careers in science.

Writers on the Range

A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona

Over-zealous federal agents destroyed the unique atmosphere of the Navajo Reservation’s Hubbell Trading Post.

Book Reviews

An epic tale of the Northwest: A review of West of Here

In his novel, Jonathan Evison tackles the far-flung history of a fictional Northwestern community.

Good-enough mothers: A review of Wrecker

In her second novel, Summer Wood tells the story of a troubled child and the rural, counterculture community that takes him in.

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