Editor's Note

A culture of connectivity
A culture of connectivity
The work ahead will require more collaboration and less divisiveness.
How we know what we know about the past
How we know what we know about the past
The collected and preserved can give us a window into history.
Let there be monarchs
Let there be monarchs
Monarch butterfly numbers in California ticked up this winter, but no one is calling it a recovery.
Our intersectional future
Our intersectional future
How to preserve what we love about the West in a way that is fair to all cultures and stakeholders, and that doesn’t leave anyone behind.
Notes to self
Notes to self
Setting priorities for the year ahead.
Loving the world despite everything
Loving the world despite everything
Notes on resilience in the face of disruption.
On being grateful
On being grateful
Food justice in a time of thanksgiving.
What we need to live well in the West
What we need to live well in the West
Some notes on a pandemic-tainted reality.
The new animal voyeurism
The new animal voyeurism
Captured on film but still losing habitat.
Extreme heat is here to stay
Extreme heat is here to stay
How will we respond?
We are water
We are water
With drought being the new normal, how are we to live?
Keeping up with the changing West
Keeping up with the changing West
Now more than ever, our issues are intersectional and our fates are intertwined.
Meet HCN’s new editor-in-chief
Meet HCN’s new editor-in-chief
Our readers have high expectations, and Jennifer Sahn is up for the charge.
The importance of being seen
The importance of being seen
Recognition affects the preservation of culture, land and political agency.
The big issues facing the West
The big issues facing the West
In midst of the hard news, there’s hope and humanity.
Remembering coal
Remembering coal
A look at the end of an era and its transition.
The West’s homescapes are shifting
The West’s homescapes are shifting
2020 has redefined what many call ‘home.’
Good news still exists
Good news still exists
The West saw many challenges this year, but there were also joys to be found.
Looking for the road ahead
Looking for the road ahead
With so many unknowns, the West provides inspiration as guidance.
Democracy is fraying in the West, too
Democracy is fraying in the West, too
Why your vote matters this election above all.
Working with readers for a better West
Working with readers for a better West
High Country News turns 50 this year, but we’re already planning for the decades to come.
Where people are stepping up
Where people are stepping up
In the face of conflict and misinformation, hope remains.
The West protests
The West protests
‘Dominator culture’ and the injustices of climate change, COVID-19 and racism.
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