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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.’
Wild winter retreat stories from our readers
Wild winter retreat stories from our readers
From the Sierra Nevadas to the desert of Wyoming, HCN readers find adventure.
Tell us how COVID-19 is affecting you
Tell us how COVID-19 is affecting you
How have your local governments and communities been impacted by the coronavirus?
 Winners of the 2018 HCN reader photo contest
Winners of the 2018 HCN reader photo contest
Audience and editor favorites to help us find some solace.
Ed Marston, remembered
Ed Marston, remembered
Thoughts on HCN’s former publisher from people whose lives he impacted.
Report harassment within tribal affairs agencies
Report harassment within tribal affairs agencies
Use our confidential tip form to share your experience for our ongoing investigation.
Glacier fires; nonsensical monument boundaries; alpine sublime
Beset by drones; disappearing orcas; covering Indian Country
Republican infighting; Bundy trial delayed; Western climate report
Fee hike; 6 bills that erode the ESA; Water news matters
Fee hike; 6 bills that erode the ESA; Water news matters
HCN.org news in brief.
Share your memories of the iconic Katie Lee
Share your memories of the iconic Katie Lee
The Western author and activist died this week. Tell us what she meant to you.
California ablaze; Las Vegas aftermath; Drying wells
California ablaze; Las Vegas aftermath; Drying wells
HCN.org news in brief.
In memory of those who died in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting
In memory of those who died in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting
Victims of the deadliest shooting in recent U.S. history spanned ages, demographics.
New Forest Service chief; Pardoning Cliven Bundy; Monarchs in decline
These six Western monuments face reductions
These six Western monuments face reductions
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
Why the Bundys win; coal could catch a break; Snake River revisited
Send us a tip: How are your state lands managed?
Send us a tip: How are your state lands managed?
We’d like to know how your state is managing — or mismanaging — its trust lands or parks.
Restrictions on wreckreation; wildfire season, by the numbers; flash drought
Sage grouse changes; Superfund funding; Sacrificial sea lions
Cap-and-trade win; vulnerable farmworkers; ongoing monument battles
Mapping the solar eclipse; ‘America first’ energy; Underground drought
Where will you view the solar eclipse?
Where will you view the solar eclipse?
Help us plot your destinations for the Aug. 21st event on our live map.
Week in review: June 30
Week in review: June 30
Fire season is here, a new wolf recovery plan and health care protester arrests.
Sage grouse review; false coal stats; elk deaths
Sage grouse review; false coal stats; elk deaths
HCN.org news in brief.
High Country News Classifieds
  • DESCHUTES LAND TRUST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Deschutes Land Trust, based in Bend, Oregon, seeks a collaborative and strategic Executive Director to lead us in pursuing our mission: to conserve and care...
  • DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
    Job Title: Development Manager Supervisor: Senior Director of Development Effective Date: May 17, 2021 Job Status: Full-time (40 hours/week), exempt Location: Within the Colorado Plateau...
  • 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,...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Job Title: Executive Director Reports To: Board of Directors Compensation: $75,000 to $80,000, plus generous benefits and paid leave. Funding for relocation expenses available. Classification:...
  • WATER DIRECTOR
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Application review will begin on April 2, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled....
  • CLIMATE JUSTICE FELLOW
    High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, seeks applicants for a climate justice fellowship. The fellowship...
  • VIRGINIA SPENCER DAVIS FELLOWSHIP
    High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, is offering a fellowship for early-career journalists interested in...
  • COLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS VIDEO CONTEST
    Please submit your video of 30 seconds or less, taken on public lands, to [email protected] by May 15th for a chance to win in one...
  • WMAN NETWORK COORDINATOR
    WESTERN MINING ACTION NETWORK (WMAN) CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY CLOSING DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 WMAN is seeking a team member to coordinate the various network activities to...
  • FRIENDS OF THE INYO IS HIRING TRAIL AMBASSADORS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021
    Friends of the Inyo's Trail Ambassadors (TAs) support the Inyo, Sierra, & Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests and other partners by providing positive public service, outreach, interpretation,...
  • LAND & CABIN ON CO/ UT LINE
    18 ac w/small solar ready cabin. Off grid, no well. Great RV location. Surrounded by state wildlife area and nat'l parks.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.