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How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
A new report summarizes how climate change is accelerating tree death from fires, bark beetles and drought
The trouble with hunting
The trouble with hunting
War of the words
War of the words
New oil and gas ‘codebook’ aims to help the public muddle through the fracking debate
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
Increased border security means that all 517 square miles are again open to the public.
Michelle Huneven writes about place, addiction and love
Michelle Huneven writes about place, addiction and love
This California author examines lost years and life in the mountains.
A painter and writer uses her art to overcome trauma
A painter and writer uses her art to overcome trauma
Author profile of Japanese-American Lily Havey.
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
A Wilderness Act skeptic comes out of the closet
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
Photographs of America’s pronghorn antelope
Photographs of America’s pronghorn antelope
Review of “A Pronghorn Year” by Dick Kettlewell.
An author’s West of dreams and nightmares
An author’s West of dreams and nightmares
Malcolm Brooks mingles romanticism with pragmatic realities.
Best little bookstores of the West
Best little bookstores of the West
Plus, readers' favorite books about the region.
Readers' favorite books
Fall is for reading
Fall is for reading
HCN editors’ pick of the best new fiction and non-fiction.
Wacky Burning Man antics, a pop-up town and more
Wacky Burning Man antics, a pop-up town and more
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The bloody, brave beginnings of the Northwest
The bloody, brave beginnings of the Northwest
Review of ‘The Bully of Order’ by Brian Hart.
Conservation wisdom from the radical center
Conservation wisdom from the radical center
Review of ‘Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes.’
Encouraging more ‘nerds of color’
Encouraging more ‘nerds of color’
A conversation with L.A. writer Jervey Tervalon.
High Country News has a new website!
High Country News has a new website!
A timeline of hcn.org since it launched in 1995.
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Tragedy, coincidence and patterns
Review of “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West” by Sarah Alisabeth Fox.