Items by Jodi Peterson

Quieting the Grand Canyon cacophony
A proposed cut in airborne tourism may make the park less noisy.
Welcome, new interns
Welcome, new interns
High Country News welcomes new interns, Nathan Rice and Sierra Crane-Murdoch; visitors, self-reported; corrections.
The latest: NPS' Teresa Chambers
U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chamber returns to her job after being fired for whistleblowing.
The latest: Biomass emissions
The EPA will not regulate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass facilities for the next three years.
Young, All-American, Deported
Undocumented youth grow up here, then get kicked out.
A marketing tune-up
A marketing tune-up
High Country News gets advice on marketing; holiday visitors; Lisa Song gets reporting job and Michelle Nijhuis wins grant; farewell, Bill Freudenburg.
The latest: Northern spotted owl
The latest: Northern spotted owl
According to scientific reviewers, Obama's new draft for managing the northern spotted owl is better than Bush's plan but still flawed.
Canis lupus update
A wandering Colorado wolf turned out to have been poisoned.
Rep. Giffords -- moderate, and green
Injured Arizona congresswoman is a centrist and a strong supporter of the environment
The best of the Top 10s
In which we pick our favorite year-end lists.
May your holidays be bright
May your holidays be bright
High Country News takes Christmas break; visitors on wheels, recent books by HCN writers; corrections.
"Warranted, but precluded"
Wolverines take a seat in the Endangered Species waiting room.
Santa goat is coming to town!
High Country News will host Holiday Open House; poets, bikers and wine-lovers come to call; clarifications.
Send us a letter, the sooner the better
Send us a letter, the sooner the better
High Country News wants to hear from readers; Stephanie Paige Ogburn joins to HCN as multimedia editor; falling leaves and fall visitors; corrections.
Canyoneering, four ways
Forthcoming documentary explores notorious sport.
HCN bids farewell to an old friend
HCN bids farewell to an old friend
Remembering William L. Berry Jr.; Jonathan Thompson wins Special Citation from 2010 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism; corrections.
Burning questions about biomass
Burning questions about biomass
Getting energy from biomass is more complicated -- and perhaps less green -- than it seems.
Hello, and goodbye
High Country News welcomes new assistant editor Cally Carswell and says goodbye to business employee Jessica Spencer; Sen. Michael Bennet visits; Paonia "hippie reunion"; visitors.
Microclimates, macro problem
Microclimates, macro problem
As humans rely on our ingenuity to cope with climate change, wild plants and animals take refuge in the mountains’ microclimates.
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
High Country News hosts a big anniversary party and board meeting in Fort Collins, Colo.; summer visitors.
The woodpecker and the owl
Getting leverage on forest management -- through birds
Wait until darkness
Wait until darkness
In his debut novel, The Wilding, Benjamin Percy captures our ambiguous attitudes toward the natural world.
Skipped issue
Skipped issue
High Country News skips a September issue; visitors; corrections.
Fall books, from steampunk to conservation science
There's a good harvest of new books by Western writers.
On the wing
On the wing
This special "books and essays" issue circles around the theme of migration.
Visitors with flowers and fire extinguishers
High Country News gets a lot of interesting visitors; map correction.
Uranium pullback
Cotter Corp. drops its plan to re-open Colorado mill.
A flood of visitors
A flood of visitors
High Country News gets rain, and visitors; new books from our contributors; Debra Utacia Krol wins award; correction.
Summer Visitors
Summer Visitors
High Country News gets summer visitors; correction.
We need a solution to too many wild horses
We need a solution to too many wild horses
Wild horses are beautiful and romantic, but there isn't room for them on the West's overgrazed public lands.