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The public lands that kept us sane
The public lands that kept us sane
In honor of National Public Lands Day, High Country News staff reflect on access to spaces across the West.
Bittersweet departures and celebrations
Bittersweet departures and celebrations
We wish a wide-ranging journalist well and give gratitude over our final 50th anniversary event.
The final stretch of our 50th anniversary campaign
The final stretch of our 50th anniversary campaign
We’re down to the wire and need your help.
Spread the news, and take us higher!
Spread the news, and take us higher!
We’re on a quest to transform HCN for another 50 years, and you can help.
Take us to the top
Take us to the top
As we pass the tree line, help us summit.
Our expanding universe
Our expanding universe
New staff, new technology, more readers.
HCN in the 2010s
HCN in the 2010s
The era was defined by Malheur, pipeline protests and the beginning of the Trump presidency.
HCN in the 2000s
HCN in the 2000s
A look back at time when extraction was king and Jonathan Thompson was our editor-in-chief.
New interns join the team
New interns join the team
And our latest Virginia Spencer Davis Fellow is announced.
Former HCN interns look back
Former HCN interns look back
Our internship provides real-world skills, and a community, for a lifetime.
Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity
Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity
Justice, power and environment: The 2020 elections were defined by grassroots organizing and deep partisanship.
High Country News in the ’80s
High Country News in the ’80s
Resentment from environmental regulations and the Sagebrush rebels ramped up in the ‘decade of greed.’
Dear readers, take our four-minute survey!
Dear readers, take our four-minute survey!
HCN.org is getting a facelift. Don't miss the action.
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Staffers and subscribers briefly describe some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in the West.
Energy Colonizes the West
Acres leased for drilling in the West
A little wild
Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states
Editor's note
Today, Indian country is in the midst of a 1990s-style revolution that is likely to have a lasting impact.
Two Forks Dam: Push comes to shove
When the dust settles a year or so from now, it is likely that the struggle over the proposed Two Forks Dam on the Front Range of Colorado will rank with the fights to stop the damming of the Grand Canyon and to halt the construction of the huge coal-fired power plant once proposed for Utah's Kaiparowitz Plateau.
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