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Watch contributing editor Matt Jenkins, as he explains the importance of water in the West!


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Matt Jenkins on water in the West

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Former High Country News Publisher Ed Marston

Former High Country News Publisher Ed Marston

Dear Reader:

Tom Bell didn’t found High Country News on a shoestring. To Tom, back in 1970 or 1971 or 1972, a shoestring would have been luxury.

Tom had something better than start-up capital. He had a vision of the West that demolished such flimsy constructs as county and state and federal land boundaries. Tom’s High Country News wiped out those straight-line boundaries so that we could see a 1 million-square-mile landscape that is among the most extraordinary on earth.

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