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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...

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural...

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before...

The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to...

The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins

President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is expected to officially propose a withdrawal from the Clean Power Plan on Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama’s controversial plan...

Money for water: A pilot project wins over skeptical farmers and...

PINEDALE, WY – When Freddie Botur, 45, whose ranch spans 72,000 acres outside of Pinedale, Wyoming, first heard about a program that was paying...

“Sir, Colorado can beat the world in eclipses as in everything...

This book review was published by High Country News in August. On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will ride its elliptical orbit precisely between Earth...

What should a community do to protect its immigrants?

On a sunny morning in early March, over 400 people hit the sidewalks of Greeley, a small city on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. A diverse...

When private pain becomes a community problem

On a brisk, sunny day in mid-October, I drove through the affluent suburbs of Craig, Colorado, to a cottage-style house, where I’d been invited...

Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?

This story first appeared in High Country News.  One week after the presidential election, on a summery November day, I phoned Denver-based climate activist Jeremy...

Silverton’s Gold King reckoning

On the morning of Aug. 5, 2015, a deep pool of acidic, metal-laden water was backed up behind debris in the Level 7 adit of the Gold King Mine on the slope of Bonita Peak, roughly 10 miles north of Silverton, Colorado.