Items by Betsy Marston

Guns and Arizona congressmen, airplane blowouts
Pointing a loaded gun at a journalist isn't cool.
HCN enters the digital world
HCN enters the digital world
HCN board and staff discuss digital media; visitors; correction.
The criminals who built the West
Mobsters that raise cattle and develop cities
Tourist trouble
Cost of embellishing rock art: $10,000
For the love of a job
...despite the murders, tragedy and gore
Mule versus machine
U.S. military contemplates sending good old pack animals to Afghanistan
Abreast of the West
Birdbrains in the military, a paratriathlon champion and sprinkler thieves
Not as bad as it seems
Idahoans tremble in fear of wolf attacks; border patrol agents are bored
Dry times
Emptying houses and water troughs around the West
Back on your feet
Tales of heroic recovery
Lady Liberty v the Statue of Libertines
USPS confuses cultural icons for postage stamp design
Upholding the right to take naps
But not to photograph geysers up close
Plans foiled
PETA protests Tenderloin District and "watchgator" fails to interrupt police raid
"The country is gonna go to the bow-wows"
Western political leaders don't mince words
Empty nests
A glut of vacant subdivision lots and houses
"Sign up now, get free gun."
A particularly successful marketing strategy
Defense mechanisms
Chemical threat detectors and nuclear weapons
Bear opens bear-proof locker
And fends off agitated campers
Golden anniversary
...or endurance test?
Danged ornery critters
Governor employs "VETO" branding iron
Are you on the endangered species list?
You never know who might be threatened with extinction
A hearty feast
Red meat on the menu
Wild lives and wildlife
Red-handed elk poachers and attempted suicide by bear
On the lam
Lawbreakers -- and yaks -- asking for trouble in the West
A cheap vacation that got out of hand
Body-surfer of the Grand Canyon dies at age 82
"Hey, that's my hay"
Finding a haystack in Nevada is like finding a needle in a haystack
Cultural exchange
Loggers adopt a bear as their daughter and Montana cowboys fly to Russia
Is that a gun in your Speedo?
Perhaps the designated state handgun?
Llamas and coyotes and bears, oh my
When efforts to keep dogs entertained go too far
Cock-a-doodle-brouhaha
Colorado town scuffles over roosters
High Country News Classifieds
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