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One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan The Gila River...

In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven...
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Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not Rural areas can...

Media chatter about the state of journalism tends to go big — big city, that is: Seattle loses a major daily; a media conglomerate...
Lake Mead

How best to share the disappearing Colorado River Seven Western states must rewrite the...

As early as 2020, hydrologists forecast that the level of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, could drop low enough to...

What the 2018 farm bill means for the West Lawmakers see hemp legalization and...

After a long journey through the Senate and House agriculture committees, the 2018 farm bill is expected to clear the president’s desk soon. The bill, which...

Inside Colorado’s ‘hotbed’ of wildlife conflict Documents show flawed management leads to unnecessary killings...

ANALYSIS A frozen, severed head arrived at the lab. The bighorn sheep’s horns, splattered with bright red blood, curled tightly around its face. Its open eyes...

National Parks are warming twice as fast as the U.S. overall Climate change poses...

Climate change is having an outsized impact on national parks in the United States, according to research conducted by scientists at the National Park...

Estranged in America

Lucia Gaspar was 14 years old when the thing that she and her family dreaded occurred. Lucia, her mother and two siblings were driving...

Greene: In memory of High Country News’ Ed Marston

Colorado, the West, and western journalism have lost a treasure in Ed Marston. And I have lost a dear friend. The former longtime publisher...

Agricultural interests steer Colorado’s wildlife management

These days, any search for bighorn sheep in southwestern Colorado is an exercise in desperation. Bighorn hunters and advocates must train their eyes on...

Colorado-based truckers group takes on human trafficking

"Our idea was to turn a passive audience into a destructive force."