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High Country News April 28, 2014


Two-wheel revolution in Gallup

Can a bunch of trails and bikes transform this down-and-out New Mexico town?


Why we risk life and property

Dangerous places in the West are often the most desirable.

How we export our water to Asia

A precious resource leaves the West in the form of alfalfa hay.

Genetic techniques turn up new species – and help conservation

The discovery of a small fish in Montana and Idaho may have big implications.

Mulies on the move

Scientists discover a surprising -- and epic -- migration in western Wyoming.

A bear named Irene

Grizzlies make a tenuous comeback in Montana’s Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem.

The Latest: Colorado River Delta update

Will an eight-week long experimental flood help restore an ecosystem?

The Latest: Two energy giants forced to clean up uranium mess

Kerr-McGee and Anadarko to put billions into detoxing.

Editor's Note

A path to an unexpected place

Gallup’s challenge is to use its nascent recreation economy to benefit the entire community.


A long-submerged town becomes visible

Water recedes under drought conditions and reveals a lost California community.

Writers on the Range

Hot Mess and other fears for the future

How we worry about a dystopian future.

Dear Friends

In like a lion, out like a donut

A beloved assistant editor changes roles, an editor receives an award and visitors stroll in.

Book Reviews

Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp by Teresa Tamura

Photographs and a personal account of a Japanese internment camp.

Shady dealings in the desert

Review of "Sunland" by Don Waters.

Embracing parched ground

Review of "All the Land to Hold Us" by Rick Bass.

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