Items by Diane Sylvain
The author reminisces on an itinerant childhood and her family's travels up, down and across the country -- and how she now clings firmly to one place called home.
That odd-looking woman on the sidewalk ahead of you is not just talking to herself; she's trying -- loudly -- to memorize a poem.
If we're no longer considered U.S. citizens by birthright, then how do we know we're citizens at all?
High Country News welcomes three new interns and several visitors and wins a couple of important prizes.
Spelunkers visit High Country News; correction; obituaries for N.W. Grosse-Rhode and Ramon Mena Owens.
Diane Sylvain remembers climbing Pikes Peak with her mother, back when her mother still knew what a mountain was.
The author remembers a long-ago hike up Pikes Pike with her mother, who later died having no memory of that hike, or of her daughter.
A visit to the strange landscape of Utah’s Goosenecks of the San Juan reveals the chasm growing between two people.
A special April 1 front page of HCN ponders the time warp happening in Washington, D.C., and the West, worries about feral computers and the House Disposable Resources Committee, and celebrates cow-intensive artwork.
A Catholic environmentalist considers coyotes and the Creator during a retreat at a Trappist Monastery in the mountains.
The author says the Escalante belongs as much to the rest of the world as to Utah, and provides a kind of energy that has nothing to do with coal.
Nevada pigeon poop, an empty Arches National Park, impersonating game wardens, Ben Campbell upset by female impersonator, militia forms PAC, Helen Chenoweth on grizzly bear recovery, hunting escaped cows, DIA's traffic control woes.
- The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
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- Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
- Wyoming trespass law is the latest in grazing battle
- Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
- Bette Korber on The Los Angeles wetland wars
- Garrett Allen on The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
- Robb Cadwell on The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
- Amy & Chris Gulick on The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
- Richard H Ernst on The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands