Items by Jodi Peterson

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.
Wanted: your support and ideas
High Country News needs reader input and support; spring snow and winter visitors.
A fine feathered re-do
Obama administration plans to revise spotted owl plan
James Herriot, we need you
Large-animal vets are in critically short supply.
"Suns and pulsing moons" of content
HCN's former online editor nominated for sci-fi prize.
See you in April!
See you in April!
High Country News skips an issue; Western water books; kudos for HCN’s writers; clarification and correction.
The Native health gap
Death rates climb in Indian Country.
INNOVATE, Part II
INNOVATE, Part II
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.
Requiem for a jaguar
The life -- and death -- of Macho B.
The big, bad, brucellosis-spreading wolf?
Wyoming lawmakers say wolves may transmit disease to cows.
One winner in the recession -- quagga mussels
Too expensive to fight invasive shellfish?
A collar for a big kitty
For the first time ever, a jaguar in the U.S. is wearing a tracking device.
Happy birthday Wallace Stegner
The much-loved Western writer would have been 100 on Feb. 18.
A voice in the wilderness
A voice in the wilderness
Jim Stiles tries to keep his Canyon Country Zephyr alive online; visitors, or the lack thereof; and book notes.
An even more unlikely Shangri-la
Plans for a posh Utah resort will now be put to public vote.
A dog day report card
Agencies and states flunk "Prairie Dog Management 101."
They shoot elk, don't they?
A national park may finally get its elk overpopulation problem under control.
Welcome, new board members
Marley Shebala and Jesus De La Rosa join HCN’s board of directors; Ed and Betsy Marston win Champions of the Rockies award; Rebecca Clarren wins Alicia Patterson Fellowship and Ken Wright has a new book.
Who’s an Indian?
Deciding who is, and is not, a member of a Native American tribe can be a difficult business.
A pack of problems for wolves
Disease and federal indecision and inaction make life hard for the West's wolves.
Unnatural selection indeed
In heavily-hunted populations, it's the small and weak who survive.
Plum over, for a forest development deal
Timber company drops its backdoor road agreement with the Forest Service.
File under Unintended Consequences
An imported bug destroys an exotic weed -- that an endangered bird depends upon.
Dreaming of an oily (and gassy) Christmas
BLM official blasts the Bush drilling push.
Fa-la-la-la
The economic downturn is keeping travelers at home, but fortunately HCN’s readers are staying in touch.
A tale of two press releases
Two sides of the spin coin, from the BLM and enviros.