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Coming out as trans in the rural West
Coming out as trans in the rural West
A high schooler’s photo essay documents what it’s like to go through intense change in a place that never changes.
What Las Vegas area workers say about navigating record unemployment rates
What Las Vegas area workers say about navigating record unemployment rates
Federal benefits ended last month, but over 100,000 Nevadans are still out of work.
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
A photographer intimately documents how families are recovering one year after the Almeda Fire.
Photos: An unexpectedly quiet eclipse viewing
Photos: An unexpectedly quiet eclipse viewing
In Lander, Wyoming, the promised eclipse hordes never materialized.
The view of the eclipse from the lenses of our readers
The view of the eclipse from the lenses of our readers
A collection of photos submitted by the High Country News community.
The mystery of owls, revealed
The mystery of owls, revealed
A deep look at 53 owl species, their habitats, mating rituals and more.
‘Flash drought’ threatens crops and cattle
‘Flash drought’ threatens crops and cattle
Exceptionally dry conditions in the northern Great Plains are devastating farmers and ranchers.
What they left behind: Items found in the Borderlands
What they left behind: Items found in the Borderlands
Humanitarian groups track traces of migrants crossing the border.
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
Spanning eras, coastal rocks inspire a poet and photographer.
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
Photos from Gambell, Alaska, help illustrate a different way of life.
The quieter monument battles to watch
The quieter monument battles to watch
What local leaders are saying about lesser-known areas as review nears its end.
The thru-hike you’ve never heard of: Oregon Desert Trail
The thru-hike you’ve never heard of: Oregon Desert Trail
Photographer Meg Roussos shares views from her solo-trek deep in the backcountry.
The making of a motorhead
The making of a motorhead
Ex-skiers, ex-climbers, ex-hikers take on long-distance travel with motorbikes.
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
Photos by Carl Johnson illustrate the cost of building the Pebble Mine in Alaska.
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
The works of painter Theodore Waddell, a rancher and Montanan.
See portraits of gnarled conifers
See portraits of gnarled conifers
A couple draws and writes about the complexities of bristlecone pines and humans.
From cribbage to wildfire in just 5 minutes
From cribbage to wildfire in just 5 minutes
Inside a Helitack crew’s fast response to wildland fires.
What is owed to a damaged river?
What is owed to a damaged river?
A new book illustrates the Duwamish’s difficult path to recovery.
Photos: Canada’s coal flows into Montana’s streams
Photos: Canada’s coal flows into Montana’s streams
Can U.S. pressure change a toxic legacy along this selenium-polluted river?
What the West was like before the EPA
What the West was like before the EPA
The agency’s legacy isn’t perfect, but the region’s air and water are cleaner now than they once were.
California’s desert wildflowers burst into bright ‘super bloom’
California’s desert wildflowers burst into bright ‘super bloom’
Following the ideal combination of rain, sun and wind, blossoms abound.
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
Terrain along the Mexico border ignores the man-made divide.
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Abstract photos offer an unsentimental beauty.
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