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May 30, 2016

Trial by fire: Female firefighters still face harassment, abuse and sexism. Plus, cats on the border, shifts in the BLM and a roadtripping lawyer.

Feature

Trial by fire
Trial by fire
Women in the male-dominated world of wildland firefighting still face harassment, abuse and sexism.

Editor's Note

Current

Why Hetch Hetchy is staying under water
Why Hetch Hetchy is staying under water
A judge ruled in favor of San Francisco water needs over the valley’s restoration.
The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
U.S. conservation of the endangered big cats depends on their populations in Mexico.
How the BLM is overhauling land-use planning
How the BLM is overhauling land-use planning
The agency is aiming to increase public involvement and collaboration.
Latest: Columbia River salmon recovery plan invalidated
Latest: Columbia River salmon recovery plan invalidated
It was the fifth to be struck down by the courts.
Latest: EPA finalizes rules to reduce methane leakage
Latest: EPA finalizes rules to reduce methane leakage
The rules target new oil and gas infrastructure.
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
HCN.org news in brief.

Uncommon Westerners

On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
Lawyer Melanie Gleason is traveling the West, offering legal advice pro bono.

Essays

“A history of subversion”: An excerpt from Terry Tempest Williams’ latest book
“A history of subversion”: An excerpt from Terry Tempest Williams’ latest book
“César E. Chávez National Monument” from The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks.

Book Reviews

Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
A photographer’s nostalgic look back at time spent with Nuevomexicanos.

Writers on the Range

It’s still dangerous to be gay in Wyoming
It’s still dangerous to be gay in Wyoming
Anti-gay violence in Wyoming is real, and it deserves a real response.

Heard Around the West

The Wampus Cats, a Chinese Jackson Hole and a sheriff on the loose
The Wampus Cats, a Chinese Jackson Hole and a sheriff on the loose
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

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