Items by Marty Durlin

U.S.-Mexico border arrests sharply down in 2008
Lowest level since 1976, but why?
Oregon sees huge rise in food stamp recipients
One in seven receiving assistance.
Audio: A BLM insider speaks
Audio: A BLM insider speaks
A former national recreation director talks about the pressures on government employees during the Bush administration.
Fewer regs and no oversight
Bush revamps H-2A farmworker program.
Interview: Tito Naranjo on the Pueblo world view
A Native American explores the underlying tension with archaeology.
Slideshow: Back to the garden
Slideshow: Back to the garden
Recovering addicts find roots in the soil of New Mexico.
Bush's last days
Already he's launched 53 last-minute wrong-headed rules.
Audio: An unlikely senator goes to Washington
Oregon's Jeff Merkley wants to "change the world" as part of the new majority in the U.S. Senate.
Mrs. T. Boone Pickens to the (horse) rescue
Billionaire's wife offers to adopt 30,000 wild horses.
Big money used to bring Musgrave down
Defenders of Wildlife dumped $1.6 million into Colorado race.
Ed Marston loses commissioner bid
Former HCN publisher falls with other Dems in Delta County.
The also-rans...
Not a good year for independent and third-party candidates.
Orrin Hatch to the rescue
Utah senator warns against "worst legislation in history" under Dems' control.
Goodbye, Tony Hillerman
Paying homage to the creator of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.
Energy future: geothermal
Interior announces plan to make 190 million acres of Western federal land available for development.
Audio: Researching Rexburg
Ray Ring talks about his foray into Idaho's Mormon college community.
Winning the West
HCN has new widgets.
The wolf-go-round
District judge restores endangered status in Northern Rockies.
The fruits of their labor
The fruits of their labor
In Delta County, Colorado, a pilot program sent prisoners to work on three farms during the summer of 2008.
Field Day
In some Western states, including Colorado, prison inmates are taking the place of immigrant farmworkers.
The bailout
Western congress members could have swung the vote.
Palin the hostile
Native lawyers decry her record on subsistence rights, sovereignty and voting.
Audio: A conversation with Alexandra Fuller
Listen to an exclusive, web-only interview with author Alexandra Fuller.
Palin the predator
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund highlights Alaska governor's promotion of wolf-killing.
Portland Promenade
Portland Promenade
People on the streets of Oregon's pedestrian-friendly city talk about why they leave their cars at home (or have no cars).
Longing for the way it never was
When she was 10 years old, Marty Durlin fell in the love with the romantic landscapes of Zane Grey’s classic novels.
The Roan lease price was high, but not high enough
Ritter: "Sad day for Colorado."
Owl be seeing you, too
SF Chronicle discovers High Country News.
What the frac' is in those fluids
The information is proprietary, but what we do know is bad enough.
Roan on the auction block
Roan on the auction block
The BLM auctioned leases on 54,631 acres in Western Colorado to the natural gas industry for a record $114 million.
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