High Country News

Independent reporting covering important issues and stories that define the Western United States.

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Paonia, CO – EIN 237015336 hcn.org

What we do
High Country News is the nation’s leading source of reporting on the Western United States. We publish an award-winning magazine and a popular website, along with special reports and books. Through in-depth reporting, High Country News covers the West’s social, political and ecological issues. From Alaska and the Northern Rockies to the desert Southwest, the Great Plains to the West Coast, High Country News covers 12 Western states and hundreds of Indigenous communities. We are an essential magazine for people who care about this region.

Our print and online magazine has more than 36,000 subscribers, including policymakers, educators, public land managers, environmental professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and thousands more. Our website attracts nearly 400,000 sessions each month, and our online archives are unusually deep, from the first issue in 1970 to today.

High Country News’ commitment to environmental and social responsibility gives an added resonance to our unique Western voice. We strive to inspire, engage and challenge readers to bridge cultural divides, expand their own perspectives and consider new ideas. We want our readers to know the West.

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High Country News

High Country News
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Editor-in-chiefBrian Calvert
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation36,000
PublisherGreg Hanscom
Year founded1970 (1970)
CountryUnited States
Based inPaonia, Colorado
Websitewww.hcn.org
ISSN0191-5657

High Country News is an independent non-profit news media source that publishes a magazine, website and other works. The staff covers issues facing the Western United States, from as far west as sealevel at the seashore of the California Ballona Wetlands with a medicinal tribal native plant, and includes a tribal affairs desk. Located in Paonia, Colorado, High Country News is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Tom Bell, a Wyoming conservationist, rancher and decorated World War II bombardier, started a newspaper in 1970 that would become the High Country News. He died at the age of 92 in 2016 in Lander, Wyoming, where he had founded High Country News.

Funding

High Country News has more than 35,000 subscribers.[1] In 2017, it received approximately 43% of its income from donations, 29% from subscriptions, 5% from advertising, and the balance from syndication and other sources.[2]

Recognition

According to a review in The Christian Science Monitor, the paper "is closely read in congressional offices and state houses, as well as in the government agencies that control most of the rural West. It has broken important stories subsequently picked up by the New York Times and other national media."[3] Former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt described the paper as "the only place where you can really know what's happening in the rest of the West."[3]

High Country News has received numerous journalism and environmental awards, including (but not limited to):

  • Utne Reader magazine's 2013 Utne Media Award for Best Environmental Coverage[4]
  • 2013 National Association of Science Writers' 2013 Science in Society Award
  • 2012 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism
  • The 2012 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers
  • The 2012 Society of Environmental Journalists Awards, Outstanding Beat Reporting, Small Market
  • 2011 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Native American Journalists Association
  • The Native American Journalists Association Best Environmental Story of 2010 (monthly/bimonthly category)
  • Utne Reader magazine's 2010 Utne Independent Press Award for Environmental Coverage[5]
  • The 2010 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism
  • The 2009 Society of Environmental Journalists Awards, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print category
  • The 2008 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism
  • The 2006 George Polk Award for Political Reporting

References

  1. ^ "About Us".
  2. ^ "Internal Revenue Service Form 990 Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax".
  3. ^ a b Knickerbocker, Brad (11 July 1991). "A Paper's Scrapping Western Crusade". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Winners of the 2013 UtneMedia Awards".
  5. ^ "Winners of the 2010 Utne Independent Press Awards". Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2010.

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HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

PAONIA, CO 81428-1090 | Tax-exempt since Aug. 1969
  • EIN: 23-7015336
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification )
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2018

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2018

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2017

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2017

Total Revenue

$3,035,779

Total Functional Expenses $3,004,739
Net income $31,040
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,868,275 61.5%
Program services $988,294 32.6%
Investment income $20,933 0.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $158,277 5.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,318,366 43.9%
Other
Total Assets $1,005,540
Total Liabilities $925,252
Net Assets $80,288
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2016

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2016

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$2,755,142

Total Functional Expenses $2,942,325
Net income -$187,183
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,549,365 56.2%
Program services $957,782 34.8%
Investment income $20,860 0.8%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $227,135 8.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $118,543 4.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,138,819 38.7%
Other
Total Assets $912,493
Total Liabilities $863,245
Net Assets $49,248
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2015

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2015

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$2,851,722

Total Functional Expenses $2,670,840
Net income $180,882
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,679,545 58.9%
Program services $891,444 31.3%
Investment income $4,095 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $276,638 9.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $110,725 4.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $981,323 36.7%
Other
Total Assets $1,057,611
Total Liabilities $821,180
Net Assets $236,431
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2014

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2014

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$2,434,172

Total Functional Expenses $2,609,318
Net income -$175,146
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,337,521 54.9%
Program services $835,829 34.3%
Investment income $13,942 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $246,880 10.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $107,500 4.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,034,756 39.7%
Other
Total Assets $800,694
Total Liabilities $745,145
Net Assets $55,549
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2013

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2013

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$2,478,069

Total Functional Expenses $2,386,300
Net income $91,769
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,430,402 57.7%
Program services $808,659 32.6%
Investment income $10,632 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $228,376 9.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $100,458 4.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $891,233 37.3%
Other
Total Assets $981,295
Total Liabilities $750,600
Net Assets $230,695
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2012

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2012

PDF

990

Total Revenue

$2,048,613

Total Functional Expenses $2,228,963
Net income -$180,350
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,113,329 54.3%
Program services $763,448 37.3%
Investment income $14,702 0.7%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $157,134 7.7%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,122,900 50.4%
Other
Total Assets $800,189
Total Liabilities $661,263
Net Assets $138,926
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2011

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2011

PDF

990
990-T
990-T

Total Revenue

$2,004,407

Total Functional Expenses $2,050,377
Net income -$45,970
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $1,118,956 55.8%
Program services $730,640 36.5%
Investment income $4,405 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $150,406 7.5%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $970,817 47.3%
Other
Total Assets $966,469
Total Liabilities $647,193
Net Assets $319,276
Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2010

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2010

PDF

990-T
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2009

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2009

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2008

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2008

PDF

990
990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2007

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2007

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2006

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2006

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2005

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2005

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Sept. 2004

Fiscal year ending Sept.

2004

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2003

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2003

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2002

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2001

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2001

PDF

990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


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