Colorado

West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
After Earth Day, a look at researchers’ economic influence and political sway.
Colorado’s Front Range is inundated with water
Colorado’s Front Range is inundated with water
The problem with too much water? Soggy soil and endless legal complications.
Local power gets results for Thompson Divide
Local power gets results for Thompson Divide
New legislation could end a decade-long fight against oil and gas development.
Republicans shy away from town halls
Republicans shy away from town halls
Fleeing shouting matches, some politicians are changing the way they talk to constituents.
What should a community do to protect its immigrants?
What should a community do to protect its immigrants?
A conservative county in Colorado grapples over a new political reality for its refugee and immigrant residents.
Untethered existences; Tacos in traffic; movin’ on up in Seattle
Untethered existences; Tacos in traffic; movin’ on up in Seattle
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The biocrust conundrum
The biocrust conundrum
By destroying biocrust communities, climate change may be making arid lands more reflective — which could slow down warming.
In Colorado, a little shop of wildlife horrors
In Colorado, a little shop of wildlife horrors
Taxidermy provides clues about smuggling trends.
If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it
If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it
Big Rec wants to make a statement. Staying out of Colorado would be a strong one.
OR show in CO?; runaway drone; an unexpected backcountry plunge
OR show in CO?; runaway drone; an unexpected backcountry plunge
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Readers respond with unique encounters and uneasy revelations in the region.
Cowboys with surfboards
Cowboys with surfboards
How Hanalei, Hawaii, reflects small Western towns.
An expedition through the Edgelands
An expedition through the Edgelands
This landscape isn’t always beautiful — but that’s what makes it loveable.
Planes, pits & snowmobiles: how scientists get good data
Planes, pits & snowmobiles: how scientists get good data
A day in the field as researchers wring water data from Colorado’s snowpack.
West Obsessed: How pain pills spread in one Colorado town
West Obsessed: How pain pills spread in one Colorado town
The staff of High Country News discuss the cycle of addiction in the rural West.
When private pain becomes a community problem
When private pain becomes a community problem
How a rural clinic sparked a small-town addiction crisis.
Wind swept; Pet lives matter; Moose, over produce
Wind swept; Pet lives matter; Moose, over produce
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Obama rules repeal push meets resistance and an overbooked schedule
Obama rules repeal push meets resistance and an overbooked schedule
Groups hope the delay gives them time to save the BLM’s methane rule.
Ask a Scientist: Why NOAA matters for the West
Ask a Scientist: Why NOAA matters for the West
CIRES head Waleed Abdalati answers our questions, the first in an occasional series.
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill
It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill
Without the private sector, neither the mine nor its toxic legacy would exist.
The arguments for keeping methane regs
The arguments for keeping methane regs
‘Tailings wars’ of the past provide perspective on today’s flaring rules.
Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on.
Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on.
As Donald Trump takes office, natural rhythms remind us of larger patterns.