Communities

Katie Lee, champion of the Glen Canyon, remembered
Katie Lee, champion of the Glen Canyon, remembered
Craig Childs recalls the fearless conservationist who loved an undammed river.
Latest: Grand Canyon ‘mega-development’ voted down
Latest: Grand Canyon ‘mega-development’ voted down
Navajo council rejects plans for Escalade’s tram, shops, restaurants.
The Kumeyaay poet who’s disrupting nature poetry
The Kumeyaay poet who’s disrupting nature poetry
Tommy Pico merges natural and personal history of the arid West from Brooklyn, New York.
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
A Colorado study examines the experiences of victims.
The political right and left are stuck in polarizing myths
The political right and left are stuck in polarizing myths
Neighbors in a small Colorado town are splintered, but neither are correct.
Death and dying are different in the West
Death and dying are different in the West
The rugged individualist mentality of the region extends to medical aid in dying.
Crime-fighting squirrels; an undead columnist; voracious jackrabbits
Crime-fighting squirrels; an undead columnist; voracious jackrabbits
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
So what if we’re doomed?
So what if we’re doomed?
Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: A guide to facing the ecocide.
The Anthropocene: Our self-inflicted wound
The Anthropocene: Our self-inflicted wound
On getting past fear and toward a philosophy more useful.
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Do the laws on counterfeit Native art go far enough?
Ubiquitous fakes have far-reaching impacts on Indian Country.
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
Photos from Gambell, Alaska, help illustrate a different way of life.
Help us report on hate in the West
Help us report on hate in the West
High Country News joins a national effort to document hate.
The women confronting California’s farm conditions
The women confronting California’s farm conditions
Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages.
The teenage whaler’s tale
The teenage whaler’s tale
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
You can’t slash health care and say it’s better off
You can’t slash health care and say it’s better off
The Senate discusses a bill that will further erode health services in Indian Country.
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
Islamophobia and Trumpism are bringing disparate right-wing groups together.
Podcast: Eccentric communes go mainstream
Podcast: Eccentric communes go mainstream
Desert love, the original tiny houses and Joan Didion’s West.
Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion
Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion
Residents say the $1.2 billion project would increase pollution and health problems.
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail
How budget cuts, a divided staff and state politics hamstrung Utah’s biggest monument.
Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country
Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country
Indian Health Service has become the largest employer for many tribes.
Your guide to the solar eclipse
Your guide to the solar eclipse
Totality, traffic, telescopes: How ready are you for the event of the century?
Climate change could disrupt tribes’ religious practices
Climate change could disrupt tribes’ religious practices
After years of religious persecution, tribes face changing natural world.
Where will you view the solar eclipse?
Where will you view the solar eclipse?
Help us plot your destinations for the Aug. 21st event on our live map.