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High Country News March 03, 2014


Fallon, Nevada’s deadly legacy

In a small town once plagued by childhood cancer, some families still search for answers.


The little fish that could

An endangered Oregon minnow recovers, while many native fish still struggle.

The legend behind Salvation Mountain

Artist Leonard Knight dies at 82.

Silver (state) bullet

A proposed Mexico-to-Canada highway gets mixed reactions.

The Latest: New EPA rules for diesel in fracking

Now companies need a permit to use the controversial ingredient.

Editor's Note

Looking after we leap

Uncertainty about the effects of chemicals and environmental contaminants on human health often justifies lax regulation. Should it?

Dear Friends

Goodbye, Hello

Board of directors meeting, visits from friends and remembrances.

Uncommon Westerners

The geoglyph guardian

Alfredo Figueroa fights to protect ancient land art in southern California.

Book Reviews

Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012

Artwork curated by Barbara C. Matilsky shows a changing landscape.

Brutal frontier

A review of ‘The Son' by Philipp Meyer.

Hope and history

A review of ‘In the Light of Justice’ by Walter Echo-Hawk


Birthday of the burning boot

Making peace with growing older, on a hike near Patagonia, Arizona.

Heard Around the West

A 100-pound pet tortoise wanders away, and cats are still killing birds.

Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.

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