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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.
Life in sanctuary: Will a mother’s sacrifice be worth it?
Life in sanctuary: Will a mother’s sacrifice be worth it?
A Salvadorian immigrant faces the mental and physical repercussions of living in a Denver church.
Indigenous people are an indivisible part of America
Indigenous people are an indivisible part of America
The story of Thanksgiving is about coming to terms with a difficult truth: the American experiment came at a great cost to Native Americans.
Bill McKibben on High Country News
Bill McKibben on High Country News
A message from the award-winning author, educator and environmentalist
Down the Black Hole
Down the Black Hole
This summer, journalist Jeremy Miller descended two notorious Utah slot canyons with an equally notorious guide.
A mobile health solution
A mobile health solution
A day with the asthma-fighting crusaders of West Oakland, Calif.
The Weird West
The Weird West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
Unwelcome home
Unwelcome home
Chih Tsung Kao, 24, has lived -- and thrived -- in Boulder, Colo., since age four. But with no path to citizenship, he now faces an uncertain future in Taiwan.
The Working West
The Working West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
Drilling on the green
Drilling on the green
Residents of Battlement Mesa react to gas drilling in their community.
Can this fish be saved?
Can this fish be saved?
An audio slide show featuring biologist and photographer Abraham Karam, who researches endangered razorback suckers.
People of the West
People of the West
A slide show of images from HCN's 40th anniversary photo contest.
The Natural West
The Natural West
Readers offer up their images of The Natural West in this first in a series of contests that help kick off High Country News' 40th anniversary celebration.
Quartzsite or Bust
Quartzsite or Bust
A colorful look at life in Quartzsite, which becomes an RV mecca every winter.
Failed State
Failed State
Photojournalist Julian Cardona on living and working in Mexico's war zone.
The Forgotten Mesa
The Forgotten Mesa
Without basic services, life on Pajarito Mesa is all about surviving.
Wyoming wind woes
Wyoming wind woes
A collage of images from Wyoming's wind country, where turbines are sprouting madly, and forces within the state are blowing back.
Colorado River blues
Colorado River blues
Photos and audio stories of communities that live along the troubled Colorado River.
The mesquite wrangler
The mesquite wrangler
Arizona farmer gives a neglected desert crop new life
"I like America"
"I like America"
A neighborhood center in Everett, Wash., alternately serves Russians, Arabic Muslims, Somali Bantus and other immigrants and refugees.
Slideshow: The tiny creatures of the Great Basin
Science writer Madeleine Nash talks about the importance of the Great Basin's springs, with photos by Thomas Nash.
Parks Climate Challenge: North Cascades 2009
Parks Climate Challenge: North Cascades 2009
Nineteen high school students traveled to Washington's North Cascades this summer to witness and learn about climate change.
A conversation with Michelle Nijhuis
A conversation with Michelle Nijhuis
Photos and an interview with the author of "Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35"
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