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  • Two weeks in the West

    Coal-mining is always a dangerous business; wild horse problems in Nevada; biofuel boondoggle?; and biofuel bio the numbers.

  • Letter imperfect

    Some of the more heated responses to Ray Ring’s gun story show a certain ignorance of general constitutional principles, but HCN loves letters and is already looking forward to readers’ reactions to the current issue’s story on carbon sequestration.

  • An alphabetical speed-load of state-by-state gun facts

    The West’s gun laws are an unbelievable hodgepodge, but in general the region is very friendly toward firearms

  • So, this bobcat walks into a bar...

    Chaos comes to Cottonwood, Ariz.

  • This mayor sees a different shade of green

    Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make his city environmentally sustainable

  • Private landowners become lords of the public estate

    A landowner locks a gate on a road into Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon, highlighting an increasingly bitter debate over access to public lands in the West

  • Follow-up

    Army Corps of Engineers will have to release water from Columbia and Snake river dams to help salmon; Montana mining ban is not a property "taking"; kinks in plan to drill for natural gas at Colorado nuclear site.

  • Writing a comment letter? Better make it good

    The Bureau of Land Management is tightening its standards on what it considers worthwhile, "substantive" public comments from citizen activists

  • Crossings

    If there’s a theme in this summer reading issue, it’s that of crossings, an idea that really hit home when a group of people from Kazakhstan recently spent time at High Country News

  • The Great Divide

    A writer takes a 1,600-mile Greyhound bus ride from Salt Lake City into Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and listens to the stories of the Westerners he meets

  • The brief but wonderful return of Cathedral in the Desert

    Utah’s drought gives proof that Glen Canyon’s Cathedral in the Desert is still in liquid storage underneath Lake Powell

  • Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park

    In Restoring a Presence, Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf shine a light on Yellowstone’s largely forgotten American Indian heritage

  • Desire

    In Desire, New Mexico writer Lindsay Ahl weaves a compelling tale set in Albuquerque

  • William Henry Jackson's 'The Pioneer Photographer'

    William Henry Jackson’s ‘The Pioneer Photographer’ by Bob Blair is a delightful coffee-table book that collects the photos, map sketches, paintings and notes of the West’s famous 19th century photographer

  • In the nation's most dangerous park, the desert's heat still beats

    In Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge, Carol Ann Bassett pays homage to Organ Pipe National Monument and the strange beauty of the desert

  • River tales: The Rio Grande from the headwaters to the sea

    In Rio Grande, editor Jan Reid has assembled a marvelous collection of essays and photos about the Southwest’s Great River

  • I say: Good riddance to bad billboards

    Wyoming’s billboards are ugly, and probably outdated, too

  • Glaciers offer a glimpse of the distant past

    Like tree rings, ice cores create a record of the climate of the past, and the National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver houses the largest collection of polar ice cores in the world

  • Tree rings reveal a fiery past — and future

    Tree-ring scientists Tom Swetnam and Julio Betancourt study past climatic conditions seeking clues to better forest management

  • Wyoming wildlife faces twin threats

    A major pronghorn migration route near Pinedale, Wyo., gets squeezed by new subdivisions and oil and gas drill rigs

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