Dear Friends

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.
Tell us about your West
Tell us about your West
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we want to hear from our readers.
Grateful in turbulent times
Grateful in turbulent times
HCN’s journalism continues, thanks to great supporters.
Take heart in hard times
Take heart in hard times
From stowaway hatchlings to eager minds, there’s hope in the West.
Upended lives and excellent coverage
Upended lives and excellent coverage
Be safe, dear friends.
In difficult times, community matters
In difficult times, community matters
Supporting each other helps us all do our best.
An old colleague — and a new executive director
An old colleague — and a new executive director
High Country News gets a new trail guide.
Student journalists and a new face
Student journalists and a new face
Editors take time to help student journalists understand the craft, and a photo editor joins the staff.
Tucson times, and a farewell
Tucson times, and a farewell
HCN spends time in Arizona, and we mourn the loss of a longtime staffer.
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