Our HCNU in the classroom program gives HCN AS A CLASSROOM TOOL FOR FREE!

Up-to-date, critical, independent analysis

Reading High Country News will help your students unravel the complex issues facing the American West.

Receive the magazine for yourself and each student in your classroom*.

We are able to offer you this useful tool at NO COST because of our generous donors and through grant funding, however, quantities are limited so place your order today!

To get started:

* Classroom distribution program available to higher education institutions.

Other ways to help your students get High Country News:

Educator Testimonials: 

"This has been a marvelous program for my students - I use stacks of HCN back issues to pass out in class to use as learning tools, but they actually are very interested in current issues of your paper. 
On a more personal/professional note - I can't imagine what my career in natural resource management and education would have been like without HCN these last 22 years. Your paper is one of my sources of staying current, and in fact, is a better source of information than many journals in my field. Thank you thank you..."

"HCN provides some of the most timely, insightful and broad-reaching analysis of a wide range of issues in the West. Thus, it is invaluable for introducing students to good writing, to this region, and for providing case studies to compare to local contexts."

"Having access to High Country News was an invaluable resource for my freshman students in our introductory Environment and Natural Resource Problems & Policies course here at the University of Wyoming. It allowed the students to have a consistent and reliable source of current ENR issues in the West, and also helped them discern different kinds of academic and popular sources, and examine issues from multiple perspectives. Using HCN allowed them to see that the approach we take in class--to use critical lenses and ask data-driven questions--is one that helps us all understand and consider solutions to complex issues in our homes, region, and world."

"The students in my Land Use in the American West class have to write-up three current event assignments as part of their final grade. They found the free HCNs extremely helpful and relevant. I heard from several of them that they also valued reading them purely for their own enjoyment and interest as well. Thank you!!"

Contact Gretchen at gretchenk@hcn.org to obtain your school promotional code. Provide students with the promotional code and send them to hcn.org/subscribe for either the print or digital subscriptions listed below.


  • Eight print issues (one semester) mailed directly to the home or dorm room
  • Full access to subscriber-only content on hcn.org
  • Page-flipping digital edition that looks just like the print version (sample)
  • Full access to subscriber-only content on our free iPhone/iPad apps


  • Easy access to HCN's stories, commentary and more without the paper, ink and postage.
  • Page-flipping digital edition that looks just like the print version (sample)
  • Full access to subscriber-only content on hcn.org
  • Full access to subscriber-only content on our free iPhone/iPad apps