Writers on the Range


Writers on the Range is opinion from the ground up. Got a beef with beef? An experience that changed your mind about the American West? Writers from the region tell their story in 750 words. Op eds are syndicated to 50-plus papers, and they also appear here, on the HCN website. For more information, contact Writers on the Range editor, Betsy Marston: betsym at hcn.org.


Of sex and death in the rain
Of sex and death in the rain
For the love of trains
For the love of trains
How do you define “wild” in the West?
How do you define “wild” in the West?
Plans are percolating to remake the management of southern Utah
Wyoming tough?
Wyoming tough?
Westerners need to stand up for public lands
The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
Ghost subdivisions haunt the New West
Ghost subdivisions haunt the New West
A street-smart chicken for your backyard
A street-smart chicken for your backyard
Forest Service is still in search of a mission
Forest Service is still in search of a mission
At Hart Mountain, the land came back
At Hart Mountain, the land came back
Cloud seeding is still a work in progress
Cloud seeding is still a work in progress
Change in the air
Change in the air
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
A manifesto can set you free
A manifesto can set you free
Chaco: A World Heritage site faces fracking
Chaco: A World Heritage site faces fracking
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
Rural communities in the West need a fair shake