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  • The Latest Bounce

    California Rep. Richard Pombo wins Republican primary against Pete McCloskey; Washington’s "Forest and Fish Report" protects logging companies that inadvertently harm salmon; Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove tones down the religious stuff

  • The hazy days of summer ... and winter, spring and fall

    With the Interior West’s national parks facing an increase in haze and air pollution, Rocky Mountain National Park is working with government agencies to improve air quality

  • HCN looks to the future

    In a special summer reading issue, HCN dishes up a science fiction story that imagines life in the Southwest in 2030 or so, when "Big Daddy Drought" is in full stride, and California claims all water

  • The Tamarisk Hunter

    In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.

  • Heard around the West

    Running shoes for immigrants; farming fun; Red Delicious apples weren’t; Utah’s only archaeology cop; Fiasco’s Mexican Grill; Codes of the West for urban newcomers

  • Making room for wolves

    In the anthology Comeback Wolves, 50 Western writers talk about the complex emotional – and practical – responses evoked by the return of this iconic predator

  • Trading goods, and stories, on the reservation

    In Along Navajo Trails, Will Evans tells the stories of the Navajo Indians who came into his Shiprock Trading Post during the first part of the last century

  • The noisy democracy of the West

    The revised edition of Peter Decker’s Old Fences, New Neighbors examines the changes that population growth has brought to remote Ouray County in western Colorado

  • Fishing ban will make us forget salmon

    Fishing is not the reason behind the decline of the Northwest’s salmon; the desire for cheap hydroelectric power is

  • Solar companies roll the dice

    Two new companies have proposed building the largest solar power plant in the world near Deming, N.M.

  • Mexican wolves face a rocky road to recovery

    The recent deaths of 10 wolves in eastern Arizona are a wrenching example of everything that has gone wrong with the troubled Mexican wolf recovery program

  • Tribes look to cash in with 'tree-market' environmentalism

    The Nez Perce Tribe is trying to combat global warming – and make a few bucks – by planting trees for carbon dioxide sequestration

  • On a wing and a prayer

    The Gunnison sage grouse has been denied endangered species protection, and biologists like Clait Braun fear the species may be doomed

  • The Latest Bounce

    Libby, Mont., asbestos victims now eligible for disability; new wind-power farm to come to Colorado; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson petitions to protect his state’s roadless lands

  • Interior's new secretary — general or footsoldier?

    Newly appointed Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has a chance to use his deal-making abilities to bring change to the way Western public lands are managed

  • Dear friends

    HCN seeks new editor as Greg Hanscom announces plans to leave; HCN goes to diversity school

  • Adapt or collapse

    In his book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond warns about societies that overreach themselves – a warning that southern Arizona, in the midst of its tremendous real estate boom, ought to heed

  • The Perpetual Growth Machine

    Phoenix, Ariz., is determined to disprove the idea that the West will someday run out of water and that every boom has to come to an end

  • Heard around the West

    The strangest town in America; wolf vs. elk vs. anti-wolf fanatic; commuting without tears in Portland; tractor gas; energy boom humor; shooting coyotes from flying ATVs

  • The life of an enigmatic seabird

    In Rare Bird, author Maria Mudd Ruth pursues the mystery of the Pacific Northwest’s elusive marbled murrelet

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