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Charles Bowden's Fury
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October 13, 2014

A profile of the late Charles Bowden, the Southwest's strongest voice. Plus, utilities experiment with real-time response in the Pacific Northwest, and an obsessive flash flood chaser improves forecasting in Utah.

Feature

Charles Bowden’s Fury
Charles Bowden’s Fury
The Southwest loses its strongest voice.

Current

Has the Obama administration hobbled the Endangered Species Act?
Has the Obama administration hobbled the Endangered Species Act?
A new policy may set the law back half a century.
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Real-time response to demand could radically shift how the grid operates.
Flash flood chaser
Flash flood chaser
One man’s obsession improves forecasting in southern Utah.
The Latest: Wyoming’s wolf delisting thrown out
The Latest: Wyoming’s wolf delisting thrown out
A U.S. District Court hands management back to the feds.
The Latest: Feds pay final installments of $3.4 million settlement to Native Americans
The Latest: Feds pay final installments of $3.4 million settlement to Native Americans
The Cobell case paid mineral royalties long due to tribal members.

Editor's Note

Bowden the half-mad hiker
Bowden the half-mad hiker
The iconic Southwest writer brought minimal gear but loads of reading material on the trail.

Essays

Adiós Charles Bowden
Adiós Charles Bowden
The writer passed away in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Aug. 30.
On the edge with Edward Abbey, Charles Ives and the outlaws
On the edge with Edward Abbey, Charles Ives and the outlaws
One of Charles Bowden’s last essays.

Dear Friends

An urban experience
An urban experience
Fall board meeting, a new employee, and another science writing award for HCN.

Book Reviews

"If there’s squash bugs in heaven, I ain’t staying" by Stacia Spragg-Braude
Writing the unthinkable
Writing the unthinkable
Review of Daniel Olivas’s “Things We Do Not Talk About.”

Heard Around the West

When a hunter chases his quarry through a Lexus dealership
When a hunter chases his quarry through a Lexus dealership
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Multimedia

Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Winners of the HCN reader photography contest
Readers’ and editors picks in people, landscape and wildlife.
Depression era photos from your hometown
Depression era photos from your hometown
A new Yale project allows viewers to explore 175,000 images by county.

Letters