High Country News October 28, 2013
During the worst drought in more than a century, the Colorado River may flow to the sea once more.
How three Western Republicans are defying party ideology by accepting the Medicaid expansion.
Destructive New Mexico fires may have a silver lining for a threatened fish.
HCN editors divulge their tactics for surviving the flesh-eating hordes.
In 15 years, 32 schools have closed because they have fewer than 10 students.
Small-project owners say the new restrictions will force them to compete with large-scale ones.
Environmental groups file suit over caribou habitat.
Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.
Update from High Country News.
Los Angeles transplant Vera Brunner-Sung’s first fictional work tackles displacement, transience and belonging in Montana.
William S. Sutton photographs “to investigate notions about living in a place.”
A review of The Emerald Mile: the Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko.
A hunter-backpacker examines the divides between user groups.
Heard Around the West
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.