Dear Friends

A fierce defender of the Western word
A fierce defender of the Western word
Betsy Marston retires from High Country News after 39 years with the magazine.
Paul Larmer’s 40-year ride with HCN
Paul Larmer’s 40-year ride with HCN
The one-time intern turned publisher, and now senior development officer, retires to a mic and his camera.
Raising fun — and funds — across the West
Raising fun — and funds — across the West
For more than 50 years, our amazing readers have sustained our work through subscriptions and donations.
Welcoming our newest interns and fellows
Welcoming our newest interns and fellows
Thanks to generous readers, we host our largest cohort ever.
Our never boring board
Our never boring board
Departures and additions to our honor-worthy volunteers.
A Q&A with Nick Martin, HCN’s new editor on the Indigenous Affairs Desk
A Q&A with Nick Martin, HCN’s new editor on the Indigenous Affairs Desk
A member of the Sappony Tribe, Martin joins High Country News from The New Republic, where he previously covered Indian Country.
Bittersweet departures and celebrations
Bittersweet departures and celebrations
We wish a wide-ranging journalist well and give gratitude over our final 50th anniversary event.
The final stretch of our 50th anniversary campaign
The final stretch of our 50th anniversary campaign
We’re down to the wire and need your help.
Spread the news, and take us higher!
Spread the news, and take us higher!
We’re on a quest to transform HCN for another 50 years, and you can help.
Big awards and staffing changes
Big awards and staffing changes
Our investigation from March 2020 gets deserved recognition, and we say a bittersweet farewell to a few employees.
Looking for leaders
Looking for leaders
Our thanks to retiring board members and a quest for new people to help the organization set course.
Take us to the top
Take us to the top
As we pass the tree line, help us summit.
Q&A: Meet Brandon Yadageri Moreno, HCN’s first climate justice fellow
Q&A: Meet Brandon Yadageri Moreno, HCN’s first climate justice fellow
The application deadline for the second-ever climate justice fellowship at HCN is March 31.
Our expanding universe
Our expanding universe
New staff, new technology, more readers.
HCN in the 2000s
HCN in the 2000s
A look back at time when extraction was king and Jonathan Thompson was our editor-in-chief.
New interns join the team
New interns join the team
And our latest Virginia Spencer Davis Fellow is announced.
Reflecting on HCN in the 1990s
Reflecting on HCN in the 1990s
Monuments, growth and the Marstons marked this era of the magazine.
Former HCN interns look back
Former HCN interns look back
Our internship provides real-world skills, and a community, for a lifetime.
High Country News in the ’80s
High Country News in the ’80s
Resentment from environmental regulations and the Sagebrush rebels ramped up in the ‘decade of greed.’
HCN mourns the passing of Norman Harry
HCN mourns the passing of Norman Harry
Leader of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe was known for his lack of pretense.
High Country News in the ’70s
High Country News in the ’70s
The HCN community reflects on the ‘Me Decade.’
Spread the news,  and take us higher
Spread the news, and take us higher
As we gear up for another 50 years, we’re working to raise $10 million.
Fresh minds join the fold
Fresh minds join the fold
We welcome three new editorial interns, albeit remotely.
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