High Country News June 27, 2011
A Wyoming farmer battles industry and bureaucracy trying to find out whether hydraulic fracturing -- used in natural gas drilling -- polluted his drinking water.
Utah religious, business and political leaders suggest an immigration compromise, but the state's lawmakers are terrified of being caught voting for "amnesty."
A retired geophysicist named Jim Smith successfully challenges Arizona's Coconino National Forest on access fees.
A wastewater treatment plant provides nutrients that help endangered steelhead thrive in an Idaho stream.
Arizona's Wallow Fire has now out-burned the gigantic Rodeo-Chediski Fire of 2002.
Western legislatures slash spending, confront budget gaps, attempt environmental rollbacks and propose a few silly laws.
A Wyoming farmer's long struggle to find out what's polluting his water gets the attention of the EPA - and inspires reporter Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica.
HCN skips issue; summer visitors; Jonathan Thompson becomes a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism; correction.
The photos and essays gathered in this collection of photographs and essays celebrate the austere beauty of a vast dry landscape.
The 20 essays in this collection take us into the wacky and wonderful lives of some of the many people who work in the country's national parks.
Flagstaff, Ariz., may not really have its own river, but to many of its residents it is a true river town.