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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.
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.
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
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  • A FIVE STAR FOREST SETTING WITH SECLUSION AND SEPARATENESS
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