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Frontera Incognita
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September 19, 2016

In our special issue Frontera Incognita, High Country News revisits the Borderlands. The Borderlands, as our collection of stories show, means different things to different people. We explore the many relationships people have with our country's perimeter.

Feature

How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
Alexander von Humboldt and the spread of Aedes aegypti.
The afterlife of cotton
The afterlife of cotton
Through the present and past of a border town, on the trail of literary legend José Revueltas.

Current

 Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Everything moves across lines here. Nothing’s straightforward.
On borders, north and south
On borders, north and south
How the natural world challenges human notions of division.
A mother’s flight into the desert
A mother’s flight into the desert
An excerpt from Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me.
A guide to borderland education programs
A guide to borderland education programs
A number of universities, especially those in border states, have programs that examine the influx of people who bring change to their new homes.
Border triptych
Border triptych
Three poems for the Borderlands.
Sometimes a place
Sometimes a place
A family’s journey from the San Luis Valley to Denver, in illustrations.
Disappearing pika and coal’s latest hurdle
Disappearing pika and coal’s latest hurdle
HCN.org news in brief.
The secrets of Los Gatos Canyon
The secrets of Los Gatos Canyon
Along the border, identity and memory.

Editor's Note

Dear Friends

High Country News founder, Tom Bell, passes
High Country News founder, Tom Bell, passes
A Wyoming rancher and self-proclaimed maverick, Bell led a lifelong conservation effort.

Book Reviews

The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
A review of En Recuerdo de, a look at the afterlife of Mexican cemeteries in the West.

Heard Around the West

Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.