A power company run by the Southern Ute Tribe is rapidly growing, but not necessarily for the better. As part of our series with High Country News, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with journalist Jonathan Thompson.
All this week we've been hearing about the health of area rivers. Today we turn our attention towards what's swimming below the surface.
The Razorback sucker is native to the river. But it's future is far from certain. Dams and intense water use along with stocking the river with non-native fish have all put untolled pressure on the fish.
As part of our on-going series with High Country News, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with science journalist Hillary Rosner about the fish that calls the lifeblood of the West, its home.
Nuclear testing and development throughout the West has had huge consequences. But the very fears that have kept people from nuclear sites have also created millions of acres of accidental wilderness. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke to journalist David Wolman about the phonomon as part of our High Country News series.
Thousands of years ago major floods shaped much of the landscapes throughout the West and Pacific Northwest. It took decades to prove what actually occurred. But now the National Park Service is moving to create a trail that highlights the natural beauty. As part of our on going series with High Country News, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke to journalist Eric Wagner about his piece "After the Floods."
You can read the article by clicking here.
Bark Beetles are nothing new to Colorado, but now communities are learning to live with the millions of acres of dead trees. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Jonathan Thompson, editor of High Country News, about what's taking place for those town affected most. You can read the article, "A slow moving disaster," at hcn.org.
A growing industry is taking root in Colorado. Wine! That's right. There's an agricultural shift towards the crop that's also creating tourism. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Jonathan Thompson, Editor of High Country News, about wine on the Western Slope.
You can read the article entitled From Corn to Cabernet in the most recent issue of the magazine or at hcn.org.
Despite their best efforts, the US Forest Service has complicated life for many of the nation's forests, largely through mismanagement. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Ray Ring, senior editor at High Country News, about an article in the most recent edition. You can read the article "Taking Control of the Machine," in the magazine or by going to hcn.org.
Alternative energy in the Western United States is moving forward. But is the change happening fast enough? KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Sarah Gillman, assistant editor at High Country News about the transformation.