Writers on the Range


Writers on the Range is opinion from the ground up. Got a beef with beef? An experience that changed your mind about the American West? Writers from the region tell their story in 750 words. Op eds are syndicated to 50-plus papers, and they also appear here, on the HCN website. For more information, contact Writers on the Range editor, Betsy Marston: betsym at hcn.org.


Change in the air
Change in the air
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
A manifesto can set you free
A manifesto can set you free
Chaco: A World Heritage site faces fracking
Chaco: A World Heritage site faces fracking
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
Rural communities in the West need a fair shake
A small community at a crossroads
A small community at a crossroads
The EPA gets it
The EPA gets it
Don’t label me an “outsider”
Don’t label me an “outsider”
The liberal’s guide to a chainsaw
The liberal’s guide to a chainsaw
The riddle of the circle of ancient power
The riddle of the circle of ancient power
Utah’s public lands aren’t about to change hands
“Paradise” has turned a little grim
Pioneer women get the Hollywood treatment
Pioneer women get the Hollywood treatment
How cold can it get in the Grand Canyon? Real cold
An experiment in privatizing public land fails after 14 years
Crude tactics worked against the sage grouse
Crude tactics worked against the sage grouse
Oil pipelines are going to keep breaking in rivers