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The stories that resonated with readers in 2021
The stories that resonated with readers in 2021
From climate change to the West’s housing crisis, see the most-read stories from the past year.
Stories we wish we’d written
Stories we wish we’d written
A look at some of the journalism from 2021 that inspired us, made us feel seen, and, sometimes, even made us cry.
A Q&A with Nick Martin, HCN’s new editor on the Indigenous Affairs Desk
A Q&A with Nick Martin, HCN’s new editor on the Indigenous Affairs Desk
A member of the Sappony Tribe, Martin joins High Country News from The New Republic, where he previously covered Indian Country.
‘Land-grab universities’ wins IRE award
‘Land-grab universities’ wins IRE award
The award from Investigative Reporters and Editors marks the second major honor for the project.
High Country News welcomes Jennifer Sahn as editor-in-chief
High Country News welcomes Jennifer Sahn as editor-in-chief
Sahn will lead coverage of the Western United States as the magazine heads into its second half-century.
Q&A: Meet Brandon Yadageri Moreno, HCN’s first climate justice fellow
Q&A: Meet Brandon Yadageri Moreno, HCN’s first climate justice fellow
The application deadline for the second-ever climate justice fellowship at HCN is March 31.
‘Land-grab universities’ wins Polk Award for Education Reporting
‘Land-grab universities’ wins Polk Award for Education Reporting
The project ‘sparked public conversations about the debts universities owe to Indigenous nations.’
Reflecting on HCN in the 1990s
Reflecting on HCN in the 1990s
Monuments, growth and the Marstons marked this era of the magazine.
Working together for a better future
Working together for a better future
A roundup of some of our favorite “What Works” pieces from this challenging year.
See HCN’s best illustrations from 2020
See HCN’s best illustrations from 2020
Artists elevated our journalism with surprising aesthetics and creativity.
Our favorite photos from a remarkable year
Our favorite photos from a remarkable year
In 2020, visual journalists were still able to create powerful images despite social unrest and a pandemic.
11 stories that rose above the news cycle in 2020
11 stories that rose above the news cycle in 2020
A pandemic, social unrest, an election. In this topsy-turvy year, impactful reporting topped our most-read stories.
High Country News associate editor wins AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award
High Country News associate editor wins AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award
Maya Kapoor won a silver in magazine writing for a feature story about the federally threatened Yaqui catfish.
When times are stressful, the animals of HCN are here to help
When times are stressful, the animals of HCN are here to help
Take a mental health break and indulge in some photos of our favorite nonhumans.
HCN mourns the passing of Norman Harry
HCN mourns the passing of Norman Harry
Leader of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe was known for his lack of pretense.
High Country News wins 23 National Native media awards
High Country News wins 23 National Native media awards
Network of Native American journalists recognizes HCN’s Indigenous affairs desk.
How anti-Indigeneity proliferates around the West and the world
How anti-Indigeneity proliferates around the West and the world
Across the globe, anti-Indigenous organizations and sympathizers work to undermine the collective rights of Indigenous peoples.
High Country News to invest $10 million for expanded staff and technology
High Country News to invest $10 million for expanded staff and technology
The 50-year old magazine plans to bring its stories to a wider audience.
Fresh minds join the fold
Fresh minds join the fold
We welcome three new editorial interns, albeit remotely.
Tell us about your West
Tell us about your West
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we want to hear from our readers.
Grateful in turbulent times
Grateful in turbulent times
HCN’s journalism continues, thanks to great supporters.
Student journalists and a new face
Student journalists and a new face
Editors take time to help student journalists understand the craft, and a photo editor joins the staff.
 High Country News names new Executive Director/Publisher
High Country News names new Executive Director/Publisher
Greg Hanscom to lead award-winning, 50-year-old, nonprofit magazine covering the Western United States
High Country News – the voice of the West — celebrates 50 years and looks to the future
High Country News – the voice of the West — celebrates 50 years and looks to the future
Pioneering nonprofit unveils $10 million campaign to expand its editorial work and influence.
The modern West: a roundup of our best photos of the year
The modern West: a roundup of our best photos of the year
In 2019, photographers captured nuance in the people and places around the region.
Ten stories that got your attention in 2019
Ten stories that got your attention in 2019
From racism to renewable energy to corruption, our reporting featured a variety of communities and perspectives from the West.
We get by with a little help from our friends
We get by with a little help from our friends
The future of journalism is collaborative. Read some of our favorite stories from HCN partners this year.
High Country News wins 19 National Native Media Awards
High Country News wins 19 National Native Media Awards
For the past two years, we’ve built a tribal affairs desk that centers Native voices for a Native audience.
Call for pitches: Books & Authors special issue 2019
Call for pitches: Books & Authors special issue 2019
Help us celebrate the West’s writers and writing.
A year across the West through the eyes of our photographers
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