Sarah Tory, High Country News

Sarah Tory

High Country News

Colorado, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • High Country News
  • Crosscut

Past articles by Sarah:

The threat to Colorado’s acequias and the communities that depend on them — High Country News – Know the West

In the San Luis Valley, the communal and egalitarian resource offers a way of life. → Read More

Where do public lands factor into the homelessness crisis? (Making a Home of It) — High Country News – Know the West

As the housing crisis in the West deepens, more unhoused people are making a home outside. → Read More

Rapid growth in Arizona’s suburbs bets against an uncertain water supply (Uncertain water supply) — High Country News – Know the West

‘The alternative is something they don’t want to think about.’ → Read More

Documenting destruction from above — High Country News – Know the West

A young photographer highlights the environmental crises facing Indigenous communities at home and abroad. → Read More

Divided prospects: The fight over an immigration detention center (Divided Prospects) — High Country News – Know the West

When a private prison company came to Evanston, Wyoming, local officials believed an economic revival was at hand. Instead, it unleashed a bitter debate. → Read More

The failures of U.S. immigration policies (Where does U.S. migration policy go from here?) — High Country News – Know the West

Three new books challenge the way we imagine the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

The border wall threatens decades of binational wildlife conservation — High Country News – Know the West

Binational groups are preserving migratory corridors and restoring degraded areas in the Borderlands. Will the landscape be severed? → Read More

The US is closing its doors to asylum seekers (Closed doors) — High Country News – Know the West

‘The Dispossessed’ follows a family’s harrowing search for safety, and asks what new policies say about the nation’s long-standing ideals. → Read More

Why the University of California is fighting for DACA (Defending DACA) — High Country News – Know the West

From a campus legal clinic all the way to the Supreme Court, UC stands up for Dreamers. → Read More

To find Jose Montelongo, ICE agents targeted his whole family (‘Why are you doing this?’) — High Country News – Know the West

One family’s ordeal under Trump’s zero tolerance immigration tactics. → Read More

The case against immigration prisons (The case against migrant detention) — High Country News – Know the West

Law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández analyzes why America puts so many immigrants behind bars. → Read More

A family held their relatives captive; a community set them free (A win against labor injustice in Colorado) —

A labor trafficking case shows Westerners can sometimes still count on each other to protect those in need. → Read More

One rancher’s plan to establish water buffalo in Colorado —

The challenges and possibilities of water buffalo ranching in the Roaring Fork Valley. → Read More

One rancher’s plan to establish water buffalo in Colorado (Where the (water) buffalo roam) —

The challenges and possibilities of water buffalo ranching in the Roaring Fork Valley. → Read More

The grassroots groups helping asylum-seekers on the border —

The grassroots groups helping asylum-seekers on the border ‘We had no choice but to make it work.’ One morning this spring in the parking lot of a mall south of Tucson, Arizona, four people gathered around a gray minivan as the sun spilled into the still-cold desert air. Bags loaded with toys and stuffed animals filled the trunk of the van — donated by the Green Valley-Sahuarita Samaritans, one… → Read More

An Arizona border sheriff confronts the wall —

President Trump’s pitch is ‘a sound bite, not a cogent public policy position.’ → Read More

An Arizona border sheriff confronts the wall —

President Trump’s pitch is ‘a sound bite, not a cogent public policy position.’ → Read More

Can stories help us understand the realities of migration? —

In her new novel, Valeria Luiselli explores the possibilities and limits of writing about the border crisis. → Read More

Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border —

Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists. → Read More

Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border —

Deterrence strategies have turned increasingly punitive for immigrants and activists. → Read More