Items by Staff

Fire in the West
High Country News takes a critical look at fire in the West with stories from our redesigned print edition, a special three-part radio series, and a newly released special report
The Latest Wrinkle
HCN staff fights the winter blues with a little April foolishness
Dear Friends
This isn’t the first time HCN has had a face-lift; a prowl through the storage shed resurrects HCNs of times past
Short Takes
"Connecting Through local Foods" conference; Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival; Arkansas River Basin Water Forum; National Planning Conference; "Where lies the future of the Northern Plains?" essay contest
Thank you, readers
Thank you to the supporters of the "Spreading the News Campaign"
Peaks and valleys: Protected wilderness by year
Peaks and valleys: Protected wilderness by year
Wilderness on the move
Wilderness on the move
Short Takes
"Public Lands, Private Gains;" Sacramento Water Education Foundation; Rocky Mountain Land Series
Excerpts from Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s inaugural speech Jan. 6, as he took office
New Gov. Dave Freudenthal talks about the challenges and opportunities that Wyoming faces
Superfund: On the Hill… on the ground
Timelines trace the birth, life and decline of the Superfund law, both on Capitol Hill and on the ground in the West.
The changing of the guard
The changing of the guard: Ed Marston retires and Paul Larmer takes helm at HCN; rural roots of HCN; 19 incredible years at the paper; Our doors are open for a holiday open house
Democrats kick back
An introduction to the special election issue says that voting should be less predictable in the West this year.
High Plains Films
With golden cottonwoods
Learn about everything
Forth Annual Sustainable Communites Symposium
Island Hoping
In On Oct. 19, 2002, a group of people working to preserve the diversity of the Sky Islands is holding a one-day conference to promote awareness of the region.
Visit awhile with Molly ...
Western Colorado Congress
If you're tired ...
Sopris Foundation's Web site
Is it possible ...
Outdoor Classroom on Rangeland Health
Farewell to a great mountain photographer
Mountain photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell die in a California plane crash.
Dear Friends
Park City, Utah, HCN board meeting and the decision to look for a new Executive Director for the paper and other media; we're sorry we left out Wyoming Outdoor Council in coalbed methane booklet.
April Fools
Western Runaround, Klunk and HotFlashes give useful information about the West, which can be rather a silly place.
Outspoken Yellowstone ranger gagged
Yellowstone seasonal ranger Bob Jackson is first told to be quiet and then sent home for talking about the problem of hunters using salt licks on the park's boundaries to lure deer, elk and grizzly.
Dear Friends
Former HCN intern Karen Mockler and freelancer Mike Stark win journalism war; new interns Erika Trautman and Mason Adams; rabble-rousers and other visitors.
Who mans forest flows?
The Forest Service's right to demand "bypass flows" - leaving enough water in streams tapped for human uses to keep fish and wildlife healthy - may not survive the Bush administration.
Land Use Conference
Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's conference on land use will be held April 19-20 at the University of Denver.
How to draw a duck
Biologist Betsy Whitehill is remembered for a vibrant, loving life that included teaching Alaskan schoolchildren how to draw ducks.
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 16-19, 2001, sponsored by the National Audubon Society and Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology.
Saving Places 2001
Colorado Preservation Inc.'s conference, "Saving Places 2001," focuses on preserving historic and diverse cultural sites, Feb. 2-3, in Denver.