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Map illuminating points of gun violence.

An Atlas of American Gun Violence

About the Data This map was built with data collected by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that gathers and verifies information about incidents of gun...
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...

In second try, Denver names two finalists to lead Manual High

Two assistant principals who work in the Denver school district are vying to lead Manual High School, a storied school in the northeast part...

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."