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New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
Decision greenlights contentious multi-million dollar diversion project.
Don’t think of the Keystone oil pipeline as inevitable
Gentrification comes to Denver
Gentrification comes to Denver
With the right policies, the city can be desirable and affordable.
Blue-eyed boy
Selfies with bears, a stolen train in Wyoming, a loose bull and more.
Selfies with bears, a stolen train in Wyoming, a loose bull and more.
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A poetic search for a lost father
A poetic search for a lost father
Review of ‘Crow Blue’ Adriana Lisboa.
Social work blues
Social work blues
Review of ‘Fourth of July Creek’ by Smith Henderson.
Solace at the end of Homer Spit
Solace at the end of Homer Spit
When I quit my job and joined a pilgrimage of heartbroken dreamers staggering toward Alaska.
Gifts — and memories — for the ages
Gifts — and memories — for the ages
HCN staff and board members on their favorite green holiday gifts.
Flocks of visitors
Flocks of visitors
Readers visit from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, North Carolina and more.
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Disease-free animals from Yellowstone get a new home.
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
I hear the train a comin’
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
New transportation sparked a renaissance in Denver. Can it do the same for Phoenix?