Items by Ariana Brocious

After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done
After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done
As President Biden takes the helm, conservation groups take stock of the border wall’s environmental impacts.
In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon
In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon
In a mountain range too steep to cross, DHS is spending millions of dollars on five miles of border wall.
Debating Preservation in the Southwest's Spanish Missions
Debating Preservation in the Southwest's Spanish Missions
Archaeologists debate how best to preserve Arizona's crumbling missions – and sometimes ask if it’s time to let them die.
Food for thought
Food for thought
With the economy lagging, Westerners are using food stamps to fill up pantries for Christmas.
Recreation on the range
Recreation on the range
A sheepdog attack highlights conflicts between recreators and ranchers in Colorado's increasingly popular national forests.
A return to the West
HCN reader Mary Jane Skala regards the buyout that ended her journalism career as a blessing in disguise that gave her the freedom to travel across the West.
Return of the pod man
Return of the pod man
Arizona farmer Mark Moody raises mesquite trees for food and furniture.
Romancing the stone
Romancing the stone
Maurice McKinney has long delighted the staff of High Country News with lively letters about his life as a rockhound.
Chilling forecast
Chilling forecast
Warming temperatures may put an end to the stone fruit and nut harvest in California's Central Valley.
2,000 miles of controversy
2,000 miles of controversy
The new border wall may not be stopping all that many immigrants, but it's certainly having an impact on Southwestern wildlife.
Welcome, new interns!
Welcome, new interns!
High Country News welcomes three new interns and several visitors and wins a couple of important prizes.
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