Items by Jodi Peterson

Tapping into methane
Coal mines may be able to turn waste greenhouse gas into energy.
Fall break
Fall break
HCN's fall break; a High Country News potluck picnic; visitors; giving due credit for a photo.
Lawless future indeed
California says its planned park closures carry big risks.
Book lust, Western-style
Book lust, Western-style
This fall looks to be a great season for bookworms, and HCN lists a number of new books either written by Western writers or somehow related to the West.
"To feel at home, stay at home."
This essays and book reviews in this special issue of High Country News revolve around the question: What does it mean to be at home in the West?
We can help bees by cleaning up our act
We can help bees by cleaning up our act
Pesticides, long road trips and junk food are hard on honeybees as well as humans.
The River Dry
Drought, climate change and reservoir-depletion risk on the Colorado River.
A wedding, a story
A wedding, a story
Visitors; editor's note on Gary Paul Nabhan's piece about Jon Jarvis.
Hikers and bikers
Hikers and bikers
Hikers and BMWers visit; Sonoran Institute's Western lands report; HCN interns are on the move.
National visit-your-parents-in-Paonia week?
Visitors come to Paonia; new books from HCN authors.
The latest buzz
Honeybees are still disappearing -- but scientists think they know why.
Coming home to roost
Coming home to roost
When Paulina turns out to be Paul, the killing cone can set things right.
Condor quandary
Condor experts slam California development plan.
Three strikes for the Forest Service
Bush-era planning rules struck down again, but change is still needed.
Off-road clampdown in the West
Interview with assoc. editor Jodi Peterson
Visitors from underground
Visitors from underground
Spelunkers visit High Country News; correction; obituaries for N.W. Grosse-Rhode and Ramon Mena Owens.
The lands less traveled are a treat
The National Landscape Conservation System allows adventurous tourists to experience beautiful, remote landscapes far from the nearest souvenir store.
See you in July
See you in July
High Country News skips an issue; visitors; Ray Ring wins prize; correction.
Adobe Town drilldown
More energy development planned for Wyoming's Red Desert
A woolly problem
Can wild bighorn sheep and domestic sheep share the range?
Visitors going and coming
Visitors going and coming; Betty Fussell’s new book, Raising Steaks; farewell to forester Leo Goebel
The river wilder
The river wilder
River restoration is a complex business, whether you’re talking about Colorado’s fast-moving Gunnison River or the polluted urban waterways of San Francisco’s East Bay.
"The Sportsman's Park Service"
The newest system of public lands finally becomes permanent.
The "Bennett Thaw", at last
A decades-old tribal development ban is finally ended.
Jaguars A to Z
The Arizona Star has compiled great jaguar coverage.
Portland's crystal ball
In Oregon, land planners look five decades into the future
Desert disappearances
The bodies of two missing explorers have been found in Utah.
A Paonia love story
A Paonia love story
David Anderson is High Country News new advertising rep; skiers and farmers visit; Matt Klingle wins book award; corrections.
"The Darth Vader of forest policy"
A chat with Mark Rey, former head of the Forest Service.
Score one for Grand Staircase-Escalante
Denver court tosses Utah counties' appeal.