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‘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.’
Tell us how extremism in the West is affecting you
Tell us how extremism in the West is affecting you
How have you and your local community been impacted by recent protests?
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.
Help us continue reporting on land-grant universities
Help us continue reporting on land-grant universities
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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
Our best longreads this year
Our best longreads this year
In 2018, we sought to challenge your most preciously held views of the West.
See winter solstice around the West
See winter solstice around the West
After the longest night of the year, earth tilts once again toward the sun.
Indian Country News
Indian Country News
Help make sense of the biggest stories across Indian Country with our monthly newsletter.
Our 7 favorite features of the year
Our 7 favorite features of the year
Did you miss one of the stories that explored the lesser-known West?
High Country News Classifieds
  • MANAGER PERMACULTURE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR
    Permaculture / Landscape Company Manager / Site Lead Red Ant Works, Inc. - 20+ year landscape construction and horticultural care company seeks manager and site...
  • CANYONLANDS FIELD INSTITUTE
    Field seminars for adults in natural and human history of the Colorado Plateau with lodge, river trip and base camp options. Small groups, guest experts.
  • COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
    San Juan Citizens Alliance is looking for a passionate, dynamic, organized, and technology-savvy communications professional to help grow our membership and presence in the Four...
  • ENERGY AND CLIMATE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
    San Juan Citizens Alliance seeks an Energy and Climate Program Associate to focus on public outreach, education and organizing to advance campaigns to mitigate climate...
  • REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
    This position provides professional real estate services and is responsible for managing and completing real estate projects utilizing a project management database that is designed...
  • WILDFIRE MITIGATION SPECIALIST
    The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist is responsible for delivering wildfire risk mitigation information, recommendations and programmatic resources to wildland urban interface homeowners, community members and partners....
  • DEVELOPMENT POSITIONS
    Thorne Nature Experience is hiring for a Development Director and Senior Individual Giving Manager. Individuals will work collaboratively with Thorne's Executive Director to develop and...
  • SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION & ENERGY
    The National Parks Conservation Association, a 100-year-old nonprofit advocacy organization and the nation's leading voice for national parks seeks a Senior Program Manager, Landscape Conservation...
  • BACKCOUNTRY AND FRONTCOUNTRY STEWARDSHIP CREW MEMBERS
    The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) is hiring a crew of ambassadors to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to educate visitors on...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATURAL HISTORY INSTITUTE
    The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Natural History Institute (NHI). The Executive Director has broad authority to lead and manage the...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT FRIENDS OF CEDAR MESA
    - The Land, History, and People of the Bears Ears Region - The Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa region is one of the most beautiful,...
  • SENIOR DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
    Greater Yellowstone Coalition seeks a Senior Development Associate to coordinate the organization's individual giving program. The position description is available at http://greateryellowstone.org/careers Please email a...
  • TRAIL CREW TECHNICAL ADVISORS
    SEEKING TALENTED TRAIL CREWLEADERS The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California ,is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic...
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES POLICY ADVOCATE
    Are you a Guardian for wildlife, great and small, across the West? WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) seeks a full-time Endangered Species Policy Advocate (Advocate) for the...
  • WESTERN NATIVE SEED
    Native plant seeds for the Western US. Trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers and regional mixes. Call or email for free price list. 719-942-3935. [email protected] or visit...
  • ASSOCIATE PROGRAM MANAGER - GRANTS & CONTRACTS
    ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND Parks California is an ambitious new organization working to ensure that our state's parks thrive. From redwood groves and desert springs to lighthouses...
  • WILDLANDS ATTORNEY- SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE
    Immediate Opening-Wildlands Attorney The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) has an immediate opening for a full-time Wildlands Attorney. Interested applicants should email a cover letter,...
  • STREAM RESTORATION PROJECT MANAGER
    The Clark Fork Coalition seeks a Stream Restoration Project Manager to develop and manage a suite of restoration projects near Missoula, MT. The Stream Restoration...
  • THE LAND DESK: A PUBLIC LANDS NEWSLETTER
    Western lands and communities--in context--delivered to your inbox 3x/week. From award-winning journalist and HCN contributor Jonathan P. Thompson. $6/month; $60/year.
  • CONSERVATIONIST? IRRIGABLE LAND?
    Stellar seed-saving NGO is available to serious partner. Package must include financial support. Details: http://seeds.ojaidigital.net.