High Country News February 18, 2013
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
The act will be the first of its kind sanctioned by the group’s board of directors in its 120 year history, and may push the conversation over the controversial tar-sands oil pipeline to a new level.
It’s hard to tell Beijing from Salt Lake when pollution clouds the air.
$1 billion tribal settlement mostly goes to individuals, although tribe-wide investments would have greater benefit.
A federal agency asserts its water rights to the San Pedro river in a case that might eventually lead to limits on growth in Arizona.
Rebecca Norris Webb’s South Dakota is both an elegy to a lost brother and a celebration of place.
Whether converting open ditches into pipelines or fallowing fields, farmers and ranchers in the West are being forced to change the ways they use water as climate-induced drought tightens its grip.
Grants, donations and gift subscriptions buoy HCN; new books from HCN contributors.
A homebody from Butte travels to Cairo to learn about his father.
Reading the Brautigan Bible: A review of Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan
Even if you’re not a Brautigan fan, it’s worth picking up novelist and screenwriter William Hjortsberg’s definitive new biography, Jubilee Hitchhiker.
Sandi Fox pairs full-page color images of quilts with historical narrative, excerpts from diaries, period photos and illustrations to shed light on the lives of early Californians.
A writer’s quest to find the people behind her great-grandfather’s New Mexico drawings.