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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.
The West: Familiar and phenomenal
The West: Familiar and phenomenal
See winners from our annual photo contest.
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.’
What shows up when the sun goes down?
What shows up when the sun goes down?
See the winners of our annual photo contest, plus other favorites.
See the ‘backyards’ of the West
See the ‘backyards’ of the West
The winners of the reader photo contest, plus other favorites.
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Readers respond with unique encounters and uneasy revelations in the region.
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
A reading list for understanding the region.
The best notes from our reader surveys
The best notes from our reader surveys
We asked you for advice, and here’s what you said.
My neighbor is an addict
No, he's not addicted to drugs, good whiskey, or even bad women. He is addicted to the gasoline engine and the various vehicles and devices to which it has been adapted.
Superb wilderness considered
The Forest Service will hold hearings on management proposals for the primitive areas that border Idaho's Salmon River, a chunk of land that could become one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states.
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Dear readers, take our four-minute survey!
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A sampling of northwestern British Columbian mine sites and endangered rivers
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.
Support the High Country News Intern Program
Support the High Country News Intern Program
Hear stories from HCN intern alumni and former editor Betsy Marston.
Bill McKibben on High Country News
Bill McKibben on High Country News
A message from the award-winning author, educator and environmentalist
We're listening
Energy Colonizes the West
Acres leased for drilling in the West
A little wild
Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states
THE GREAT RANCHING DEBATE
We all have a dog in grazing fight Ranchers grow good food, strong communities Recreation is more harmful than ranching? It's Marston who ignores science Find common ground on ranching Time to ride into the sunset, Marston Is vegetariani
Editor's note
Today, Indian country is in the midst of a 1990s-style revolution that is likely to have a lasting impact.
A Western senator hears from his constituents
New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici agrees to revise his Livestock Grazing Act after sportsmen, environmentalists and the media raise an outcry against it.
'Green' professor cleared in Wyoming
University of Wyoming law professor Mark Squillace is cleared of charges that his work with environmental groups misused university facilities.
Feds want to kill some Yellowstone bison
The debate over brucellosis continues as state veterinarians and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service want to inspect Yellowstone bison and kill any that are carrying the disease.
The pendulum swings from dry to wet
After a decade of drought, most of the West is now being drenched.
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