Southwest

How we risked losing the West
How we risked losing the West
A look back at how range science misled land managers.
Down with the Glen Canyon Dam?
Down with the Glen Canyon Dam?
Activists claim that decommissioning the dam will save water and restore a wild canyon. Are they right?
Owls stuck in toilets; Otter attacks tuber; Mr. Mayor: Stubbs the cat
Owls stuck in toilets; Otter attacks tuber; Mr. Mayor: Stubbs the cat
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court
Why the Bundy crew keeps winning in court
The feds just lost another case against public lands occupiers.
At Bundy Ranch trial, questions on guns and violence
At Bundy Ranch trial, questions on guns and violence
The trial over a 2014 showdown raises issues about the right to bear arms and assemble.
Bundy supporter gets 68 years
Bundy supporter gets 68 years
In April, a jury found Gregory Burleson guilty for his part in the 2014 armed standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch.
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
New evidence links defendants to other anti-government gatherings in the West.
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
The embattled lawman faces charges of criminal contempt.
Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
West Obsessed: Crimes against non-humanity
West Obsessed: Crimes against non-humanity
High Country News staffers discuss human-wildlife killings and conflicts.
Meet Nevada’s cow cops
Meet Nevada’s cow cops
Where crime scene investigators ride the range.
A New Mexico electricity co-op declares its independence
A New Mexico electricity co-op declares its independence
A co-op leaves its power provider, whose reliance on coal kept prices too high.
Latest: Mexican wolves are about to get wild
Latest: Mexican wolves are about to get wild
An appeal court ruling allows wolves more room to roam in New Mexico.
An end to Tucson’s growth wars
An end to Tucson’s growth wars
A conservation plan puts science ahead of politics.
What happens when the church comes for your kids?
What happens when the church comes for your kids?
Former FLDS members fight for their families and homes.
Invade, steal water: The plant spreading in Utah’s wetlands
Invade, steal water: The plant spreading in Utah’s wetlands
Battling a nonnative reed to protect Great Salt Lake bird habitat.
Raptors in flight
Raptors in flight
Enduring relationships begin with encounters.
Wait — this land is my land?
Wait — this land is my land?
A Southerner revels in the access of Western federal lands.
When crossing the border is your daily commute
When crossing the border is your daily commute
A day in the life of agricultural laborers whose work and lives straddle the Arizona-Mexican border.
The many questions of Gold Butte
The many questions of Gold Butte
Familiar questions around roads, heritage and water rights resurface as Nevadans make sense of their new monument.
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
A collection of photographs capture nature’s rhythms.
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
An artist’s connection to the landscape through her paintings.
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
A review of “The Lost World of the Old Ones,” a voyage through Southwestern archaeology.