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Thank you for digging a little deeper than breaking environmental news, and adding some social aspect that ties it all together. HCN has gotten better with age.

Please do not be so negative. I would appreciate balanced articles with happy endings. If all news is sad, I’ll stop reading it.

Keep up the bad news!

Keep a balanced perspective, it’s important. Present both sides of the issues, it’s fair. Have fun, it’s critical.

I made several road trips across the West last year, and felt familiar with so many new places due to reading High Country News.

Please do not assume we all have access to the Internet. When I am home, the dead-tree product is still the only platform on which I can depend.

I have been reading HCN for much of my life, but seem to be losing interest. The journalism seems cookie-cutter.

I’m a little worried about the glitz. I see HCN moving more toward "feel-good" content.

HCN has improved immensely over time -- not only in content, but in format.

Thanks for the hard, underappreciated, underfunded work you do. HCN is the major media outlet I use to keep in touch with the West — from Mississippi.

Since you went upscale, you have adopted this obnoxious practice of inserting "please subscribe" cards that have to be torn out to read the paper. Why are you assaulting subscribers with these?

Please cover west Texas.

Cover Alaska more!

I’ve been a subscriber for quite awhile. But it seems you are becoming more and more liberal and left-leaning in your coverage. Why are you convinced Obama is good for the country and that more government is better?

We are still lacking a "society to match the scenery" — perhaps a hopeless quest.

I love HCN. Would prefer some of the long articles to be a bit shorter, that's all.

On occasion, HCN has had articles from authors who had a polarizing bias and obvious political agenda. These articles really hurt HCN's validity.

I admire your courage in taking on local rednecks.

Keep up the good work with maybe a little less cheerleading for ranching and local "collaborative" efforts.

I love all of the in-depth environmental analysis and stories on culture and politics. Don't get caught up in national politics, though, except as it relates to local issues. I think it was a waste for you to have an elections issue. There’s no need for you to cover it when everyone else does.

Thank you for your courage and persistence in covering controversial issues. Sometimes they actually apply to situations here in Michigan!

For most of my life, I have felt a bit alienated by most public discourse, because I am neither a rabid right-winger, nor a bleeding-heart liberal. I have always felt that a balance between preservationism and wise-use conservation can be found if groups and individuals were inclined to compromise. I’ve never read a publication that attempts to embrace that philosophy, so I was pleasantly surprised to read HCN.

Make more fun of Utah legislators and county commissioners — they need it!

If I could change education, I would have more discussion in high school classrooms like the stories I read in HCN.

We read HCN for class at the University of Utah. I hope to read it as long as I live in the West. It has truly enriched my life with knowledge.

Make sure you write in a way that doesn’t alienate the Glenn Beck types. I’m in the "choir," but please don’t forget about everyone else. How about a column written from the conservative side?

I like the serious coverage, but really appreciate the lighter tone of some of the features. Good to know you have a sense of humor.

I avoid like the plague "news" sources that seem geared toward making people feel scared, hopeless, discouraged or angry without focus. I appreciate HCN because it acknowledges problems in a matter-of-fact way, and always in the context of how people are working for real change. That tone is what matters most to me.

Fair. Balanced. Reasonable. Sensible. Pertinent. Please use these words to describe your journalism.

I think you should back off trying to cover the West Coast. Instead, stay with the Intermountain West and Southwest alone. The West Coast has their own media resources. I see less and less coverage of my area and the Southwest in general.

Thanks for the great job you all do educating and informing with a perfect combo of humor, cheekiness and intelligence.

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