High Country News August 22, 2011
The West's largest tribe works to reform its government -- while keeping its traditions strong.
Idaho rolls out the welcome mat for chicken farms and other huge livestock operations.
Feral pigs are invading New Mexico and other Western states, but biologists are working hard to stop them.
Biologists trek high into the Colorado Rockies in search of the rare amphibian.
Western jobless rates are still high, even as the national economy appears to be slumping again.
In this issue's feature story, reporter Marilyn Berlin Snell turns to Navajo guides to understand the challenges facing today's tribal government.
Summer visitors; corrections and clarifications.
Writers on the Range
We seldom notice the animals killed by today's fast-moving cars, unless we're traveling slowly, on a bicycle.
Carter Niemeyer's memoir Wolfer is the entertaining story of a government trapper who loves wildlife - especially serious predators like wolves.
How to enjoy a summer raft trip, fossil-fuel-free.