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  • The paradox of the housing boom and bust

    The paradox of the housing boom and bust

    Outside Delta, Colo sits yet another rural subdivision that was never completed -- a sign of the West's housing bust and of the difficulty of regulating rural growth.

  • Beyond the exurban dream

    The West’s rural areas are erupting with large-lot, big, expensive homes, but the actual costs of this new rural lifestyle extend far beyond the purchase price

  • The Sunflower State says a historic no to coal

    Allen Best applauds Kansas for denying permits to two proposed coal-fired power plants because of concerns about greenhouse gases.

  • Victory came from the bottom up

    Victory came from the bottom up

    A vast army of determined volunteers were the force behind Obama’s success in Colorado.

  • Slow down, you drive too fast

    Allen Best says we’d save on both oil and sanity – and even have a chance to enjoy the scenery – if we’d slow down on Western highways.

  • Kansas -- yes, Kansas -- leads the way toward innovation

    Allen Best applauds Kansas for denying permits to two proposed coal-fired power plants because of concerns about greenhouse gases.

  • Hot time in the city

    In the dog days of a hot summer, Allen Best wonders if air conditioning is altogether a good thing.

  • The view from above

    High Country News prides itself on keeping close to the ground, but for this special issue, we look at the energy boom in the West from a global perspective

  • Dear friends

    Election Day; Ray Ring wins journalism award; High Country News holiday open house

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