High Country News - Current Issue

Boat burial
See the ‘backyards’ of the West
See the ‘backyards’ of the West
The winners of the reader photo contest, plus other favorites.
New Forest Service chief; Pardoning Cliven Bundy; Monarchs in decline
Laundry at Old Faithful; Death Cafés; Dumpsters in the wind
Laundry at Old Faithful; Death Cafés; Dumpsters in the wind
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Indigenous knowledge helps untangle the mystery of Mesa Verde
Indigenous knowledge helps untangle the mystery of Mesa Verde
Pueblo people and archaeologists work to understand the science of human migrations.
Migrations, old and new
Migrations, old and new
Humans have always trekked paths to new places.
Putting our tribal coverage to the ‘bingo test’
Putting our tribal coverage to the ‘bingo test’
Fall is here, and HCN visits California.
Following the path of the mythical Raven
Following the path of the mythical Raven
Alaska’s writer laureate crosses boundaries and rediscovers home.
Gina McCarthy holds out hope on climate policy
Gina McCarthy holds out hope on climate policy
The former head of the EPA isn’t despairing despite Trump administration rollbacks.
Public land is the essence of freedom
Public land is the essence of freedom
A hunter reflects on the gut-level connection she has to the public land she traverses.
Latest: A setback for a Las Vegas pipeline
Latest: A setback for a Las Vegas pipeline
Judge tells BLM to redo plans for compensating for wildlife habitat that would be lost to massive groundwater project.
Racism against Native Americans persists
Racism against Native Americans persists
A Rosebud Sioux woman reflects on the ways prejudice pervades Rapid City.
Latest: Park Service to cull part of Grand Canyon’s bison herd
Latest: Park Service to cull part of Grand Canyon’s bison herd
The burgeoning North Rim population threatens vegetation, water and cultural sites.
The Seri adapt to climate change in the desert
The Seri adapt to climate change in the desert
Researchers are working to document traditional ecological knowledge.
Too many motors
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Religious communities are taking on climate change
Churches that have long played a role in social justice are stepping up.
Climate change is our new reality
Climate change is our new reality
A summer of hurricanes, flooding and wildfires made it clear: the climate is changing.
Can coal remain the bedrock of Wyoming’s economy?
Can coal remain the bedrock of Wyoming’s economy?
As companies experiment with “clean coal,” cheaper and cleaner fuels are taking over.