High Country News: The Voice of the American West

High Country News publishes an award-winning newsmagazine, a popular Web site and a weekly op-ed column service, along with special reports and books. Through in-depth reporting, High Country News covers the American West’s public lands, water, natural resources, grazing, wilderness, wildlife, logging, politics, communities, growth and other issues now changing the face of the West. From the Northern Rockies to the desert Southwest, from the Great Plains to the West Coast, High Country News’ coverage spans 11 Western states and is the leading source for regional environmental news, analysis and commentary, making it an essential resource for those who care about the West.

Ever wonder how High Country News went from Camping News Weekly (a little newspaper that offered hunting, camping and fishing advice) to THE premier publication for people who care about the West? The answers lie in this 40th Anniversary mini-documentary.

Special thanks to Tom Bell, James Brundige, Mark Harvey, Russell Sylvain, Erin Yost, and the High Country News Archives for graciously providing additional stills and video footage for this project.

Written/Produced/Directed/Filmed/Edited by Lila Films (2010)

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