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High Country News May 13, 2013

Feature

How right-wing emigrants conquered North Idaho

Conservative transplants largely from California have taken over Kootenai County -- have they gone too far?

Current

Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll

Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.

How technology detected a huge mine landslide before it happened

Employees at a Kennecott copper mine outside Salt Lake City knew an April 10 landslide was coming

BLM teams with researchers to protect midget faded rattlesnake

Biologists and federal officials hope to direct booming oil, gas and wind development away from the rare reptile in southwest Wyoming and northwest Colorado

Of sense and salinity: A swim in the Great Salt Lake

Open-water swimmers revive historical swimming routes in Utah's dead sea

In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves

Amid bitter controversy over allowing hunters and trappers to reduce wolf populations, a Montana couple is dedicated to their hunt.

The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?

The state water board gives the go-ahead to a groundwater pumping project that could harm the San Pedro River

Editor's Note

A hard right in Idaho

An HCN editor reflects on the many changes around Coeur d'Alene.

Dear Friends

Reflected glory

A Pulitzer Prize for Lisa Song, former HCN intern; visitors come by our office; journalists and HCN contributors Debra Weyermann and Kathie Durbin have died.

Book Reviews

A tireless documenter of Native America: A review of "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"

Timothy Egan on the life and work of photographer Edward Curtis

The artist and his patron: A review of "The Inventor and the Tycoon"

Edward Ball unravels the strange partnership between railroad tycoon Leland Stanford and photographer Eadweard Muybridge

Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"

A review of Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art, by Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke

Essays

Sycamore Canyon: an essay

An expectant couple goes rock climbing.

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