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New allegations of sexual harassment in Yosemite, Yellowstone
New allegations of sexual harassment in Yosemite, Yellowstone
Once again, Congress grills the National Park Service over the lack of action.
Burner of Land Management
Burner of Land Management
It takes year-round planning to host 70,000 people in one of the planet’s harshest environments.
Lessons from the fire line
Lessons from the fire line
Reminiscing on a half-century in the forest.
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
The impressive effort to restore the Arctic grayling in a Yellowstone National Park stream.
High Country News founder, Tom Bell, passes
High Country News founder, Tom Bell, passes
A Wyoming rancher and self-proclaimed maverick, Bell led a lifelong conservation effort.
West Obsessed: How to fix a broken rural healthcare system
West Obsessed: How to fix a broken rural healthcare system
The staff of High Country News discuss the solutions small towns are trying to patch up their healthcare.
The shadow following Western political races
The shadow following Western political races
Nevada and Arizona attract the most “dark money” this election.
Disappearing pika and coal’s latest hurdle
Disappearing pika and coal’s latest hurdle
HCN.org news in brief.
The afterlife of cotton
The afterlife of cotton
Through the present and past of a border town, on the trail of literary legend José Revueltas.
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Sometimes a place
Sometimes a place
A family’s journey from the San Luis Valley to Denver, in illustrations.
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
How humans nurtured the hated mosquito
Alexander von Humboldt and the spread of Aedes aegypti.
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
The disappearing art of Southwestern cemeteries
A review of En Recuerdo de, a look at the afterlife of Mexican cemeteries in the West.
A guide to borderland education programs
A guide to borderland education programs
A number of universities, especially those in border states, have programs that examine the influx of people who bring change to their new homes.
A mother’s flight into the desert
A mother’s flight into the desert
An excerpt from Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me
 Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Humans and ecosystems mix it up on the U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Everything moves across lines here. Nothing’s straightforward.
Border triptych
Border triptych
Three poems for the Borderlands.
On borders, north and south
On borders, north and south
How the natural world challenges human notions of division.
In search of a borderless West
The secrets of Los Gatos Canyon
The secrets of Los Gatos Canyon
Along the border, identity and memory