Items by Jodi Peterson

Two weeks in the West
A flurry of end-of-year easements saves lots of lovely landscapes; heli-skiing wins in Utah; snow-lovers help starving Colorado deer; a possible ceasefire on the Klamath; and bark beetles are destroying Colorado’s lodgepole pines.
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New winter interns Francisco Tharp and Evelyn Schlatter; clarification
Two weeks in the West
EPA stymies California’s attempt to cut tailpipe emissions; the West is growing but not sure where its next meal or drink of water will come from; increasing amounts of ammonium – and guns – in the parks; avalanche fatalities are up.
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Welcome to baby Lily Jean Massart Isaacson; visitors.
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HCN Christmas Open House; visits from a pilot, a vulcanologist, and a group of Rotarians from India; remembering John Firor.
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Visitors from Colorado, California and England; HCN founder Tom Bell fondly remembers Anne Turner, the first intern; corrections.
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High Country News hosts a holiday open house; new faces in the office include Ryan Foster, Becca Frenier and Marissa McCune; former interns make good in the big world.
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Editor John Mecklin to step down, Jonathan Thompson to step up; visitors; clarification on Rebecca Solnit interview.
Fall reading
A list of the most intriguing current books by Western authors or on Western subjects.
No frigate like a book
This special issue focuses on books and essays that help us understand the complex, chaotic West.
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Visits from a forester, a farmer, a family and more; clarification and corrections.
Underground movement
In northern Colorado, ranchette owners are scrambling to fight a proposal for uranium mining.
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New HCN employees include Online Editor Marty Durlin and Associate Publisher for Marketing Lisa Wolf Johnson; visitors.
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New HCN interns Christine Hoekenga and James Yearling; visitors; correction.
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Meet HCN in Salt Lake City; hasta la vista, Gretchen Nicholoff; visitors; Robert Funkhouser dies; correction.
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Recent visitors to Paonia include bikers, big dogs, and two Brits who are walking across the country
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Party with Mark Udall in Snowmass; visitors; a cone by any other name
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Summer visitors, Cherry Days, and a clarification
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HCN skips an issue; HCN’s first-ever Paonia intern reunion; goat-packing and high-flying visitors
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New HCN employees Shaun Gibson, Andrea Lecos and Angie Riley; a bee-youtiful verse; corrections
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New HCN interns Morgan Heim and Eve Rickert; visitors
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HCN board meeting, potluck and intern reunion in Paonia; visitors; postage increase unfair to small publications; farewell to activist Jim Jontz
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Visitors; April Fool’s in Aspen; Jason Fisher meets an old friend; farewell to Joyce Jorgensen; and corrections
An endangered Endangered Species Act?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tries an end-run around the Endangered Species Act; a leaked draft would weaken the bedrock law by changing the regulations that implement it rather than the law itself.
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Life for interns after HCN; tell us what you think in our annual survey.
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Wilf Bruschke visits; singer John Winn writes a song inspired by Patricia Walsh’s column on green burial; Claire Anderson helps dogs in Mexico; clarification and corrections
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Visitors; Las Vegas writer and historian Hal Rothman dies; farewell to Dolores LaChapelle and Ed LaChapelle
The end of ‘analysis paralysis’?
The Forest Service has overhauled its cumbersome forest-planning process, but many experts say the agency may have gone too far.
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Visitors; HCN in Title Nine catalog; clarification, corrections
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New winter interns Erin Halcomb and Michelle Blank; HCN wins Utne press award; Crystal Zevon visits; corrections.