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Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Shirley and Deschene pull ahead of 15 other candidates.
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
Many unanswered questions remain about proposals to divert the state's last undammed major river.
Did Obama's Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act?
Did Obama's Interior hobble the Endangered Species Act?
A new policy sets the law back a half-century, conservationists say.
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Mount Polley breach may harm salmon.
The Latest: Southern Utes make another energy investment
The Latest: Southern Utes make another energy investment
A new natural gas and oil production system should bring profits to the Colorado tribe.
Wilderness at 50: A place to be free, a place to hide
Grizzlies gain ground
Grizzlies gain ground
Recovery efforts flourish, but challenges still loom.
Considering historical correctness in New Mexico
Rural cops get militarized
Rural cops get militarized
Pentagon gives guns, armored vehicles and battlefield gear to rural Western counties.
Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames
Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames
New report shows long-term firefighting costs eroding most other work.
High Country News has a new website!
High Country News has a new website!
How and why we’ve changed it.
How much money is a healthy ecosystem worth?
Secrecy never went away at Rocky Flats
Secrecy never went away at Rocky Flats
Fear the falcon
Fear the falcon
A man and his raptors take on Washington's dump scavengers.
Alaska’s Senate race and the fate of the West’s public lands
Alaska’s Senate race and the fate of the West’s public lands
Republicans look to Alaska in their bid to overtake the U.S. Senate.
Climate threats to Alaska food security
Climate threats to Alaska food security
KDNK speaks with HCN writer Elizabeth Grossman.
A day on the river that ended in a death
A day on the river that ended in a death
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?
Don’t pick up the leaverite!
Don’t pick up the leaverite!