Items by Jodi Peterson

Changing of the editorial guard
Changing of the editorial guard
After Editor in Chief Jonathan Thompson leaves, High Country News will be led by Jodi Peterson, Ray Ring and Sarah Gilman; former intern Michael Moss wins a Pulitzer.
From Alaska to Paonia
From Alaska to Paonia
Visitors from Alaska; more anniversaries; Emily Underwood and YEWS; Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl gets raves; and corrections.
Spring visitors
Spring visitors
Spring visitors, HCN wins praise and awards; new books by Anders Halverson and Mark Matthews; corrections.
Public lands "blackmailer" returns
Notorious wilderness developer Tom Chapman is at it again.
Not so CX-y now
No more shortcuts for energy development on sensitive lands.
If all else fails ...
The Forest Service invites public participation in rulemaking.
The death of a giant
HCN remembers Stewart Udall, former Secretary of Interior.
Predator control, Alaska-style
In Alaska, collared wolves are gunned down. And a chihuahua.
Who's grabbin' who?
Utah moves to take federally protected lands for development.
Power (and financial) struggle
Power (and financial) struggle
Wide-ranging talk at HCN's "Power Struggle" discussion in Tucson; HCN board meeting raises financial issues; clarification, corrections.
"Green fees" investigates claims that green groups recoup billions in legal fees from the feds.
Stewardship award for HCN
High Country News wins Jane Silverstein Ries Award; former intern Emma Brown gives UC Journalism School commencement address; visitors with heart.
Visitors, after hours
Visitors, after hours
Visitors, after hours; moving to Missoula; remembering Mac Wells; corrections.
Cows vs. RATs
Grazing fees hardly change; campers and hikers pay extra.
The costs of coal
A new report touts coal -- and ignores its negatives
Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal
Kicking and screaming, the BLM makes a deal
The petroglyphs at Nine Mile Canyon in Utah are finally receiving some protection from oil and gas development.
Native power in Tucson
Native power in Tucson
HCN sponsors a conference on energy development and environmental activism on the Hopi and Navajo reservations; visitors; planning; corrections.
Protection for jaguar spots
Finally, critical habitat for the big cat
The EPA rides again
The EPA rides again
Under Lisa Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency swings into action, much to the dismay of ranchers and industry.
Petroglyph protection, at last
Utah rock art and historic sites shielded from gas development.
See you in 2010
Skipped issue; HCN interns and friends find jobs, get creative; Thomas J. Graff dies; corrections.
There's gold in that there test-tube
Green groups protest Park Service's bioprospecting plan.
The picture of forest health
Old and new photos tell a logging story.
Climate change by any other name ...
Western towns work on "sustainability" and "economic efficiency."
Holiday open house
Holiday open house
High Country News invites readers to a holiday open house; readers on road trips; board member John Heyneman joins Sonoran Institute’s Partnership for Wyoming's Future.
Doggone it
Black-tailed prairie dogs don't need listing, say feds.
Changing of the guard
Longtime HCN board members Dan Luecke and Felix Magowan step down; bat-chasers and bicyclists; and correction.
A cleaner coal?
A cleaner coal?
Proponents say that underground coal gasification could produce cleaner energy, but some environmentalists have their doubts.
An impossible Shangri-la
Another grandiose resort plan bites the dust.
How big should we be?
The September board meeting raised questions about how big HCN should be; artists and activists visit us.