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High Country News July 22, 2013


New Route to End Utah's Wilderness Stalemate

Can one of the West's most conservative, anti-federal lands lawmakers broker a mega-wilderness deal in the Beehive state?


Obama's love letter to natural gas

The political and practical potential of gas in the climate fight

Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine

Some of the last surviving salmon-based cultures turn to the EPA to protect their communities.

A new report says we're draining our aquifers faster than ever

A startling history of groundwater usage across the West

Editor's Note

The politics of the possible

There are hints of progress in the long-lasting stalemate over some of Utah's -- and the world's -- most spectacular landscapes.

Dear Friends

Report from the summer HCN board meeting

HCN's board of directors met recently, our fund-raising art auction was a success, and several visitors came to call.

Book Reviews

Migrant mother retold: A review of Mary Coin

Marisa Silver's new novel, Mary Coin, explores the personal and cultural implications of a famous Depression-era photograph

Frontier Justice: A review of Little Century

A review of Little Century by Anna Keesey

Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier: A review


Pilgrim at Shit Creek

A mother comes to terms with her son's childhood in the urban environment

Heard Around the West

Is the Rainbow Gathering a natural disaster?

Hot hot weather around the West, forest jihadis, accidental angling, and more


Are you strong? Remembering Randy Udall

A friend remembers energy activist and outdoorsman Randy Udall after his death.

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