Magazine
Hardrock Showdown

November 22, 2010

In southern Arizona, the Forest Service is debating whether to defy the 1872 Mining Law and stop a controversial copper mine.

Feature

Hardrock Mining Showdown
Hardrock Mining Showdown
In southern Arizona, the Forest Service is debating whether to defy the 1872 Mining Law and stop a controversial copper mine.
Washington eco-saboteurs topple towers
Washington eco-saboteurs topple towers
The Earth Liberation Front claims responsibility for toppling radio towers north of Seattle, but no one really knows who the culprit is.

Sidebar

Snapshot of an election
Snapshot of an election
Maps and graphics chart the relation of campaign spending to Western election results, among other things.

Current

Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem
Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem
Idaho's Payette National Forest is trying to keep wild bighorn sheep separated from domestic sheep, which can spread disease.
Western elections wrap-up
Western elections wrap-up
High Country News examines the results of what everyone agrees was a "very weird election."
Not quite so SAD
Not quite so SAD
Sudden aspen decline appears to be slowing in Colorado, but the trees' glory days may be past.

Editor's Note

Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again
A 138-year-old law blocks serious hardrock mining reform, despite the untiring work of activists.

Uncommon Westerners

A divine business
A divine business
In Bozeman, Mont., 78-year-old Vern Bandy says he finds water using the legendary art of dowsing.

Essays

Lone shepherd on a distant promontory
Lone shepherd on a distant promontory
A writer wanders the mountains north of McCall, Idaho, with Peruvian shepherds, their dogs and sheep.

Book Reviews

Tribute to a prickly icon
Tribute to a prickly icon
Both fans and critics contemplate the life and legacy of Edward Abbey in a special issue of the Western literary and arts journal Matter.
Rocky Mountain noir
Rocky Mountain noir
Blair Oliver and Peter Soliunas collaborate on The Long Slide, a hard-boiled thriller set in the Rocky Mountains.

Writers on the Range

Housing keeps getting tighter all the time
Housing keeps getting tighter all the time
In many Western tourist towns, locals can't afford to buy houses, even as trailers and other affordable dwellings are evicted or banned outright.

Dear Friends

Send us a letter, the sooner the better
Send us a letter, the sooner the better
High Country News wants to hear from readers; Stephanie Paige Ogburn joins to HCN as multimedia editor; falling leaves and fall visitors; corrections.

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