Items by Jodi Peterson

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.
Wanna hunt here? Just sign this petition
Landowners limit hunter access -- to protest gov. policies
Buddy, can ya spare a subscription?
Buddy, can ya spare a subscription?
Anonymous benefactor provides HCN subscriptions; hiking and peach-picking visitors; correction.
Clean(er) coal?
Turning coal into natural gas -- underground.
The high risk of leaving home
Most wolves seeking new turf end up dead.
Welcome, new HCN employees
New employees include computer whiz Mike Maxwell and circulation worker Ellen Kraus; Chip Giller of wins award; Jon Christensen is new director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West.
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