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The Backcountry Film Festival struggles to balance self-awareness and escapism
The Backcountry Film Festival struggles to balance self-awareness and escapism
The 15th annual film series unevenly grapples with the paradox of the winter rec industry.
Art and journalism combine to create a more empathetic West
Art and journalism combine to create a more empathetic West
Writer-editor-illustrator Sarah Gilman talks about her latest project for High Country News.
When 911 feels like a ticket to deportation, undocumented workers turn to a local nonprofit
When 911 feels like a ticket to deportation, undocumented workers turn to a local nonprofit
Policy shifts leave at-risk workers looking for help in other places.
Can Bacone College reclaim its roots as a center for Native art?
Can Bacone College reclaim its roots as a center for Native art?
The private college redefined Indigenous art but faces financial and infrastructure challenges today.
Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday finally gets the film he deserves
Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday finally gets the film he deserves
Jeffrey Palmer gives us a glimpse of the Indigenous literary giant in ‘Words from a Bear.’
A post-Civil War town founded by former slaves perseveres
A post-Civil War town founded by former slaves perseveres
Discover the improbable and inspiring Nicodemus, Kansas.
The making of a desert surf rock band
The making of a desert surf rock band
Meet the Nizhóní Girls on the road to stardom.
How Indigenous reporters are elevating true crime
How Indigenous reporters are elevating true crime
In the podcasts ‘Finding Cleo’ and ‘Thunder Bay,’ First Nations reporters reinvent a common formula. Can they find even bigger audiences?
The howl and death of Yellowstone wolf 926F
The howl and death of Yellowstone wolf 926F
A researcher’s mission to document the wild records the song of a famous Yellowstone canine.
Podcasts that fill the gap
Podcasts that fill the gap
A roundup of our favorite podcasts on stories and analysis of the West.
See winter solstice around the West
See winter solstice around the West
After the longest night of the year, earth tilts once again toward the sun.
What does wilderness sound like?
What does wilderness sound like?
A photographer and audio researchers document the soundscapes of remote national parks in Alaska.
 Winners of the 2018 HCN reader photo contest
Winners of the 2018 HCN reader photo contest
Audience and editor favorites to help us find some solace.
The NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought
The NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought
Senior scientist Jay Famiglietti’s research looks at the West and the world’s dwindling water resources.
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
Podcast: The cult of Tesla
What is it about Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people?
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
West Obsessed: Genetics and the plight of Mexican wolves
Turf wars and management missteps have hurt the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs, leaving them dangerously inbred.
How to get a drug treatment that works into every medicine cabinet
How to get a drug treatment that works into every medicine cabinet
State agencies are having success countering New Mexico’s overdose epidemic by increasing access to opiate antidotes.
Podcast: The backcountry ski boom comes with more risk
Podcast: The backcountry ski boom comes with more risk
Avalanche deaths as well as backcountry skiing are up from 20 years ago.
Science education program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at their source
Science education program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at their source
In Colorado’s oil- and gas-producing counties, science teachers broach a thorny subject in their own backyard.
Podcast: The 21st century prospector of Storey County, Nevada
Podcast: The 21st century prospector of Storey County, Nevada
Real estate tycoon and Mustang Ranch owner Lance Gilman talks about his checkered past.
Video: Coal industry downturn rocks a Colorado mountain town
Video: Coal industry downturn rocks a Colorado mountain town
Former miners watch an iconic silo crumble, and discuss what it means for their community.
Podcast: What’s with the Western pot boom?
Podcast: What’s with the Western pot boom?
Amid a patchwork of regulations, marijuana is becoming a legitimate industry.
Soundtable: The West and the White House
Soundtable: The West and the White House
Experts discuss this year’s presidential race and what Western issues are coming to the fore.
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