Items by Jodi Peterson
Smokey Bear’s many image changes over the years reflect the Forest Service’s changing attitudes toward wildfire.
In Elevating Western American Art, editor Thomas Brent Smith brings together essays and photos describing how the Petrie Institute at the Denver Art Museum was developed and showcasing its wonders.
HCN skips issue; board meeting, intern reunion and reader potluck; growing our readership; breakfast in Bozeman; farewell to Ed Quillen; correction.
HCN is visited by students of all ages; meeting Michael Branch; Stephanie Paige Ogburn is a finalist for the 2012 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists; Sierra Crane-Murdoch receives scholarship; Tony Barboza wins fellowship.
Some Western states are rekindling the Sagebrush Rebellion and demanding ownership of federal lands -- but it's not just about local control.
Some recent Western legislative highlights are noted, accompanied by quotes from the legislators involved.
Jeff Chen visits; new books from Florence Williams, Laura Pritchett, Alan Kesselheim and Fred Anderson; Jamie Williams is new president of The Wilderness Society; corrections.
An HCN writer meets some longtime subscribers on Ulva Island in New Zealand; new books from former intern Emily Jeanne Miller, Writers on the Range contributor David Feela and freelancer Louise Wagenknecht.
Craig Childs becomes a contributing editor; High Country News has telephone troubles; former interns Dave Frey and Emilene Ostlind get new jobs; and corrections.
High Country News hires Eric Strebel as Web developer and Kati Johnson as circulation assistant; visitors; Holiday Open House; and corrections.
Buying out grazing permits from willing ranchers could help solve conflicts over grazing on public lands.
Western wanderers pop into High Country News; a new book on Wyoming, On Sacred Ground, features HCN founder Tom Bell.
High Country News publishes Green Gift Guide; HCN has some delivery problems, but Becca Clarren's baby delivery goes perfectly; late fall visitors; "Possessing the Wild" missed some lines; and corrections.
High Country News gets lots of visitors; Paolo Bacigalupi's HCN sci-fi story "The Tamarisk Hunter" is in a new anthology; Utne Reader honors visionaries, including some of HCN's friends.
- Nathan Johnson on Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- jan slater on An audience for old Indians
- Robb Cadwell on Political sparring over the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- Thomas Bliss on Raccoonboy’s guide to urban wilds
- Kevin Bates on A wanderer’s guide to Western public lands