High Country News March 19, 2012
Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what.
The biofuels "corn bubble" and other financial incentives encourage farmers to plow up native grassland in the sensitive Northern Plains prairie potholes ecosystem; government policies don't help.
The proposed Bitterroot ski resort in Montana remains unfinished, entangled in financial and environmental problems.
In the Willamette Valley, a rare tree makes a comeback. But is it really a victory for restoration?
In Lake City, Colo., the state's oldest ski lift is still hauling skiers up modest slopes at even more modest prices.
A black physician wheatpastes gigantic photographs outdoors to celebrate the tribe and human experience.
Archaeologist Jack Pfertsh looks for marks on the landscape and artifact fragments to retrace the historic route near Delta, Colo.
Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.
High Country News skips an issue; update on all things digital; new board members include Rick Tallman of Denver, Sean Benton from Missoula and Wendy J. Pabich of Hailey, Idaho.
Cheryl Strayed's memoir Wild describes her arduous trek along the Pacific Crest Trail as she seeks to recover from life-changing grief.
Dagoberto Gilb's remarkable new fiction collection captures the lives of struggling Southwestern people.
In 1960, an Illinois mailman falls in love with the desert through the pages of Arizona Highways and hands on his dream -- and a piece of Mohave County --to his son and grandson.