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Competition fosters computer skills in New Mexico schools
Competition fosters computer skills in New Mexico schools
Rural students learn how to code by participating in a supercomputing challenge.
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
What would it mean to sever life-sustaining links along the U.S.-Mexico border?
How a rural electric co-op connected a community
How a rural electric co-op connected a community
By expanding into broadband, Kit Carson Co-op provides high-speed internet to thousands.
Lost and found waterways
Lost and found waterways
Rediscovering the forgotten rivers and streams of Los Angeles and Tucson.
Rantcast: The leprechaun trap
Rantcast: The leprechaun trap
Rants from the Hill are Michael Branch's monthly musings on life in rural Nevada. In this Rantcast, Michael Branch muses on holidays and creates a leprechaun trap with his two daughters.
The sound of silence
The sound of silence
The world is getting noisier. Should we worry?
A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them
A Texas town welcomes dairies; a New Mexico activist fights them
Jana Hughes, of Hobbs, N.M., does not find dairies to be good neighbors. Janet Claborn, of Muleshoe, Texas, has recruited 14 dairies to her town and sees them as an economic development blessing.
Brad Udall on Australian water reform
Brad Udall on Australian water reform
Lessons from Australia for the Colorado River Basin
A day among junk connoisseurs
A day among junk connoisseurs
San Juan County, N.M., is a haven for junk cars -- and for the guys who fix them up.
Jonathan Thompson on the West's Chinese 'stimulus package'
Jonathan Thompson on the West's Chinese 'stimulus package'
Jonathan Thompson talks with Cally Carswell about how foreign demand is influencing the West's latest extractive boom.
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
Abrahm Lustgarten on fracking
An interview with ProPublica energy and environment reporter Abrahm Lustgarten.
Two helicopters fly over the Grand Canyon
A short audio clip of the noise of two helicopters flying over the National Park
Sounds of the Grand Canyon, followed by a quiet helicopter
Listen to the sound of the Grand Canyon without a helicopter, and then as a "quiet" helicopter flies in.
An interview with Carter Niemeyer, author of "Wolfer: A Memoir"
An interview with Carter Niemeyer, author of "Wolfer: A Memoir"
Emilene Ostlind talks with Niemeyer about his years tracking, capturing, relocating and removing wolves in the Northern Rockies, and his perspective on wolf management.
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Hear the sounds Jeff Rice collects around the West and learn about why he does it.
Craig Medred on predator-prey science
Craig Medred on predator-prey science
Both proponents and opponents of predator control claim to have science on their side. But the actual science -- and all of its complexities -- is often lost in the debate.
Inside Taft High
Inside Taft High
Teacher Ted Pendergrass and his students take us inside the first high school in the country devoted to oil production.
Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record
Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record
Judith Lewis Mernit talks with Cally Carswell about how the Obama administration's policies are impacting the West.
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
Writer Pat Toomay talks with landscape photographer Michael Berman about his craft and the draw of the desert.
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
High Country Views, Big solar marches on
Cally Carswell talks with HCN contributing editor Judith Lewis about the muscle the feds are putting behind solar energy development on public land.
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
High Country Views: Anticline deer decline
Emilene Ostlind talks with former federal biologist Rollin Sparrowe about energy development on the Pinedale Anticline and its impact on wildlife.
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
High Country Views: Winning the West '10
Jonathan Thompson breaks down the 2010 midterm elections in the West.
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