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Books on the West we think you might like
Books on the West we think you might like
Some brand new, some from the shelves, some for the kids and some for you.
The public lands that kept us sane
The public lands that kept us sane
In honor of National Public Lands Day, High Country News staff reflect on access to spaces across the West.
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.
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
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