Items by Sarah Gilman

Colorado water diversions, urban and rural
Colorado water diversions, urban and rural
Colorado's Front Range and Western Slope communities and farms have always wrangled over the water produced high in the Rocky Mountains.
That old Bakken forth
Drillers again sniffing around Montana's not-actually-fully protected Rocky Mountain Front
Uncontrolled release
No matter how bad you want to control it, information finds a way
Growing grizzly population conflicts with USDA sheep research station
Growing grizzly population conflicts with USDA sheep research station
As Yellowstone's grizzlies spread into the Centennial Mountains, some fear conflicts will arise with the century-old federal Sheep Experiment Station, which summers its flocks in bear habitat on the Idaho-Montana border.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Photographers and artists -- and scientists, too -- discover that a terrible beauty can be found in ravaged industrial regions.
Sheep vs. bear, agency vs. agency
A century-old federal sheep research field station in the Northern Rockies may become a major problem for wildlife
Waking up from the holiday food coma
A few significant things happened in the West while you had your face buried in the green bean casserole. Oh wait, was that me?
Holiday break
Holiday break
High Country News skips an issue; visitors; HCN founder Tom Bell is honored; correction.
What Joe Arapaio’s legacy means
What Joe Arapaio’s legacy means
Arizona sheriff's shocking legacy should force meaningful change in U.S. immigration debate
The bright side of the Berkeley Pit
Even the most poisoned places hold redemptive power
Aspiring farmers find creative ways to succeed
Aspiring farmers find creative ways to succeed
Sarahlee Lawrence and Amy Ridout are part of a wave of young farmers determined to remake the American food system.
Trampled by tourists
Arizona's loved-to-death Fossil Creek experienced a record-breaking summer season
Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines
Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines
The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.
Energy succeeds where housing developers can't
Energy succeeds where housing developers can't
As the West's housing boom fades, natural resource extraction surges, and a defunct housing development on the east side of Colorado Springs, Colo., may soon face drilling by Ultra Petroleum.
Mapping the West ... in air polluters
A joint investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity reveals some interesting things about the region
'Wilderness Lite' wins the day
Federal court reinstates Clinton Roadless Rule (for now, at least)
A lovely and restless autumn
A lovely and restless autumn
Art Director Cindy Wehling takes a break, and Kris Scott and Shaun Gibson take over the reins; visitors; corrections and clarifications.
Feds crack down on "new California gold rush"
Will pot crackdowns lead to war between Western communities and the Department of Justice?
The long and winding road...
...toward the removal of four dams on the Klamath River
Fall books for the sweetly socked-in
Fall books for the sweetly socked-in
High Country News lists some of the new and intriguing books of the coming fall season.
Economy vs. environment?
California lawmakers push through tweaks to the state's "mini-NEPA"
A bear of a season
What can we learn from a summer of headline-grabbing attacks?
Down and out in the West
Down and out in the West
Western jobless rates are still high, even as the national economy appears to be slumping again.
Air quality and all that gas
EPA proposes new rules for fracking
Economies of vice
Economies of vice
If marijuana becomes fully legal and taxable, it won't be the first time authorities have learned that it's easier - and more profitable - to manage vice than to try to eliminate it.
What's for dinner?
A foundational question for any environmental reporting worth its salt
The 'Utah solution' to immigration
The 'Utah solution' to immigration
Utah religious, business and political leaders suggest an immigration compromise, but the state's lawmakers are terrified of being caught voting for "amnesty."
The wacky world of immigration
Reform still distant but the debate seems at least a little more human
Ordinary wild
Ordinary wild
A cougar roams downtown El Paso, and a faraway writer watching on YouTube re-encounters wildness.
Ordinary wild
Resetting the baseline of our modern expectations
High Country News Classifieds
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    The San Juan Islands Conservation District is seeking applicants for the District Manager position. The position is open until filled and application plus cover letter...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Mountain Time Arts, a Bozeman-based nonprofit, is seeking an Executive Director. MTA advocates for and produces public artworks that advance social & environmental justice in...
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    The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in partnership with the Grand Canyon Trust is seeking a full-time Fellow to conduct topical research...
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    by Don Hagedorn. A story of how lives of the visually impaired are improved through the love and courage of guide dogs. Available on Amazon.
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