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How to live with fire
How to live with fire
Wildfire needs new narratives. The podcast ‘Fireline’ is a start.
What it took to investigate a suspicious town in the Mojave Desert
What it took to investigate a suspicious town in the Mojave Desert
The creator of the 2020 podcast California City reflects on how she exposed deceptive desert land sales — from the outside.
Wildish Podcast: Why helicopter gathers are so controversial
Wildish Podcast: Why helicopter gathers are so controversial
Episode Four: The risks inherent in the Bureau of Land Management’s ‘most humane’ method of wild horse removal.
Wildish Podcast: Australia’s wild horse conundrum parallels the West’s
Wildish Podcast: Australia’s wild horse conundrum parallels the West’s
Episode Three: The ‘Brumbies’ are protected, but their abundance has degraded the land Down Under and sparked heated debate.
‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’
‘Somebody has to keep people on their toes’
High Country News’ unlikely and remarkable origin story.
Wildish Podcast: Why wild horses pull on our heartstrings
Wildish Podcast: Why wild horses pull on our heartstrings
Episode Two: A wild mustang’s spirit stirs human emotion, making the Bureau of Land Management seem callous.
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Episode One: Is federal mustang management reaching a breaking point?
Dissent at a distance: How we captured the June cover image
Dissent at a distance: How we captured the June cover image
HCN’s photo editor discusses making the photo and the significance of photojournalism during protests.
Indigenous people face down zombies and win in ‘Blood Quantum’
Indigenous people face down zombies and win in ‘Blood Quantum’
Jeff Barnaby’s latest film speaks to Indigenous futurism and our new COVID-19 reality.
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.
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