HCN Articles

Can this fish be saved?
Can this fish be saved?
An audio slide show featuring biologist and photographer Abraham Karam, who researches endangered razorback suckers.
People of the West
People of the West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
High Country Views, episode 6
High Country Views, episode 6
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk about the scandal-plagued Minerals Management Service.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 5
Audio: High Country Views, episode 5
Hal Herring and Cally Carswell talk hunting, conservation and wolves.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Audio: High Country Views, episode 4
Judith Lewis, Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk mining politics. Plus, an audio postcard from a California ghost town inhabited by pikas.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Audio: High Country Views, episode 3
Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.
The Natural West
The Natural West
Readers offer up their images of The Natural West in this first in a series of contests that help kick off High Country News' 40th anniversary celebration.
Gary Nabhan remembers Stewart Udall
Gary Nabhan remembers Stewart Udall
Gary Nabhan remembers influential conservationist and former Interior secretary, Stewart Udall.
Just journalism, or hegemonic narrative?
Just journalism, or hegemonic narrative?
Sofia Martinez responds to High Country News' coverage of environmental justice in Albuquerque's Mountain View neighborhood.
Quartzsite or Bust
Quartzsite or Bust
A colorful look at life in Quartzsite, which becomes an RV mecca every winter.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Audio: High Country Views, episode 2
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Audio: High Country Views, episode 1
Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk wind and coal.
Failed State
Failed State
Photojournalist Julian Cardona on living and working in Mexico's war zone.
Feinstein's Water Bomb
Feinstein's Water Bomb
A rider to the jobs bill could free up water for California farms—and blow up hope for balance in the future of the state’s water politics
Audio: Soule on Wolves
Audio: Soule on Wolves
A conversation between Michelle Nijhuis and conservation biologist Michael Soule.
The Forgotten Mesa
The Forgotten Mesa
Without basic services, life on Pajarito Mesa is all about surviving.
The gestures in rock art
Archaeologist Carol Patterson builds on the work of Levan Martineau to unlock the meanings of rock art.
Audio: Water wonk
Audio: Water wonk
Contributing editor Matt Jenkins talks about California's Westlands Water District and the complicated water politics of the West.
A glance back, via HCN covers
During 2009, High Country News focused on an eclectic mix of stories, from bull riding to the legal wrangling over the L.A. River to Rocky Flats.
Don't squeeze the geezers in the great outdoors
Don't squeeze the geezers in the great outdoors
Senior citizens and the disabled must fight a federal proposal to make them pay more for access to public land.