A federal agency known as the Mineral Management Service, or MMS, has faced scrutiny as of late after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The agency falls under the Department of Interior, headed by former Colorado Senator, Democrat Ken Salazar. But, this isn’t the first time MMS has come under fire. High […]

Continue Reading

With the reintroduction of the wolf into Rocky Mountain regions, some are advocating for hunting the animals. Long time High Country News contributor and contributing Field & Stream editor Hal Herring recently wrote an article entitled “One Way to Save the Wolf: Hunt It.” He speaks to High Country […]

Continue Reading

The deck is looking increasingly stacked against coal in many Western states. With broad bipartisan support and endorsements, Colorado lawmakers recently passed a bill that makes the conversion of three Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas almost a sure bet. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down […]

Continue Reading

News

AP
July 27, 2017 | NPR · After a whirlwind week of high drama, another played out in the early hours of Friday morning with Sen. John McCain joining two moderate Republicans and all Democrats in voting against the bill.
 

July 27, 2017 | NPR · Lt. Aaron Allan of Southport, Ind., was killed allegedly by one of the occupants of a flipped-over automobile as he responded to the scene on Thursday.
 

AP
July 27, 2017 | NPR · A 46-year-old death row inmate argued his previous lawyers were incompetent — one of them had been disbarred. But courts denied his motion to halt the execution.
 

Arts & Life

Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
July 27, 2017 | NPR · For 38 years the Pulitzer Prize winner was one of the most influential voices in the world of books. During her tenure, she lauded — or lambasted — just about all of this generation’s great writers.
 

Paramount Pictures
July 27, 2017 | NPR · In 2006, Al Gore issued a forceful warning about the threat of climate change in An Inconvenient Truth. He’s followed it up with a sequel that shows how far we’ve come — but with plenty of caveats.
 

A24
July 27, 2017 | NPR · This sweetly funny tale of a recently widowed Orthodox Jew struggling to care for his son offers a humane and sympathetic view of life in a Hasidic enclave.
 

Music

NPR
July 27, 2017 | NPR · AltLatino’s annual cruise of summer music festivals dedicated to Latin Alternative music, arts and culture. Three cities, four festivals!
 

Sygma via Getty Images
July 27, 2017 | NPR · Jones charged the estate with “disguising” royalties and breaking the terms of his contracts with the King of Pop.
 

NPR Music
July 27, 2017 | NPR · If you can’t join us in Newport this weekend, we have you covered. Hear sets from Shovels & Rope, Angel Olsen, Jim James, John Prine and more during our live stream of the Newport Folk Festival.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab