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A Hell of an Anniversary

August 20, 2010

High Country News' founder, Tom Bell, marks our 40th anniversary with a grim prediction: The West -- and the world -- are doomed.

Feature

A Hell of an Anniversary
A Hell of an Anniversary
High Country News' founder, Tom Bell, marks our 40th anniversary with a grim prediction: The West -- and the world -- are doomed.

Sidebar

Doomster chorus
A number of recent books warn of the deadly consequences of climate change.

Current

Surprises flow from Ruby Pipeline
Surprises flow from Ruby Pipeline
A conservation fund provided by an energy company enrages ranchers across Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
How green is Judge Molloy?
How green is Judge Molloy?
A pro-wolf ruling by Montana Judge Don Molloy provokes accusations that he's a "nutzoid" greenie, but he doesn't always side with environmentalists.
Up fur debate
Up fur debate
New Mexico bans trapping for six months after Mexican wolves are injured in the state.
‘Clean and healthful environment’
‘Clean and healthful environment’
Can the Montana Constitution derail a gigantic coal mine?
Conservation calculus
Conservation calculus
Energy companies in Wyoming's Jonah Field are funding habitat preservation, but no one seems to know how the wildlife's doing.
Parting the Redwood Curtain
Parting the Redwood Curtain
A one-mile-long highway project could change life for two remote counties in Northern California.

Editor's Note

Our founder, the man and the myth
Our founder, the man and the myth
Tom Bell still inspires a young Westerner.

Essays

A brush with cowboy culture
A brush with cowboy culture
A former ranch kid who now lives in Denver has mixed feeling when her 2-year-old tries "mutton-busting" at a rodeo.

Book Reviews

Breath by breath
Aaron Michael Morales delves into the challenging lives of Arizonans in his novel, Drowning Tucson.
Kind words for a much-maligned mammal
Kind words for a much-maligned mammal
In The Wolverine Way, Douglas Chadwick examines an elusive carnivore and the scientists who study it.

Writers on the Range

Righteous gluttony
Righteous gluttony
Wild animals revel in feasting and simply endure the hungry times, unlike modern Westerners with our sterile supermarkets.

Dear Friends

Visitors with flowers and fire extinguishers
High Country News gets a lot of interesting visitors; map correction.

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