High Country News May 26, 2014
A liberal gun owner finds 'gun nuts' on both sides of the debate.
An author returns to a family farm in Kansas to explore drought and depletion.
The vexing nature of California’s water crisis.
A summary of drought conditions across the region.
What to expect from the likely El Niño summer across the West.
The federal government pushes back as the state ramps up control of wolves and other predators.
Most U.S. ethnographic collections are contaminated with toxins. Will new cleaning methods help tribes reclaim artifacts?
Would-be coal exporters plan to circumvent Northwestern opposition by using terminals elsewhere in North America.
Cattle ranchers, prospectors and tourists are denied reopening a road on public land.
Cliven Bundy’s Nevada standoff shows we can’t dismiss armed drama, but we should also understand that the issues surrounding gun control point to something deep in America’s philosophical DNA.
On garbage and tolerance in the wilderness.
Writers on the Range
New associate editor arrives, HCN reaps rewards in the Top of the Rockies Contest, and we mourn the passing of stalwart activist Billy Frank Jr.
A photographer follows Georgia O'Keeffe's footsteps and comes back with his own impressive body of work.
A review of “Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination” by William E. Tydeman
Heard Around the West
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.