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High Country News November 23, 2009

After the Floods

Feature

The Lost Art of Listening

Can the Arapaho language be saved from extinction?

After the Floods

The Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington -- and our knowledge of geology.

Editor's Note

Give language a chance

Languages like Arapaho are dying all over the world, but is it possible, or even necessary, to try to save them all?

Dear Friends

Changing of the guard

Longtime HCN board members Dan Luecke and Felix Magowan step down; bat-chasers and bicyclists; and correction.

Uncommon Westerners

Avalanche education for all

In Ketchum, Idaho, Janet Kellam tries to educate the locals about the danger of avalanches.

Writers on the Range

How wild is a managed wolf?

In an age when wolves are radio-collared and tracked everywhere they go, can they still be considered wild animals?

Book Reviews

A scientist's view of change

In Of Rock and Rivers, Ellen Wohl, a geomorphologist, reads the story behind the Western landscape.

The wild home of hope

Rock Water Wild: An Alaskan Life is Alaska writer Nancy Lord's celebration of her state.

Essays

The Eastern Frontier

New York City is really the West, buried under time's wrapping.

Two Weeks in the West

Frack 2, Scene 1

New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

Evidence

The hunt is on

Despite protests, wolf hunts go forward in Idaho and Montana.

Focus

Catron County confluence

A threat to Catron County's groundwater brings conservative ranchers and liberal newcomers together.

How it Works

A cleaner coal?

Proponents say that underground coal gasification could produce cleaner energy, but some environmentalists have their doubts.

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