Items by Jodi Peterson

Dear friends
Fellow newspaper people come to visit; nice words from a reader; Welcome, Chloe Hanscom (AKA Yoda Jr.); and correction.
Dear friends
Ray Ring wins Hillman journalism award; Sopris Surfers gives free Internet to intern house; hcn.org; welcome, Mandela Lou Hoffman; Camas literary magazine; corrections.
Dear friends
A panel of experts will debate whether gas development and recreation can coexist in western Colorado; Michelle Nijhuis wins awards; visitors; poem by Cam Scott.
Dear friends
Ray Ring wins another award; visitors; Lynne Bama’s new book of poetry and photographs, Yellowstone Rising; and Paonia’s Mary Bear Volk celebrates 99 years.
Primer 3: Recreation
What is the "highest and best use" of our public lands? Oversight agencies are charged with providing access while protecting land and wildlife; the first step is to provide them with sufficient funding.
Two weeks in the West
A good time to buy a McMansion – cheap; lawmakers wrangle over development; “eco-terrorism” in suburbia; EPA head honcho in trouble; cleaning up dirty Western air – and a few dirty Western politicians.
Dear friends
“Poetry Corner” brings verse from readers; schadenfreude in the correction department.
Dear friends
Sarah Gilman is HCN’s new assistant editor; HCN wins design awards, and Ray Ring is a finalist for a major journalism award; visitors; corrections.
Dear friends
Visitors; Paolo Bacigalupi’s book of sci-fi stories, Pump Six and Other Stories, is published; photographer and wilderness advocate Ernie Day dies; corrections.
Crying 'fowl'
Enviros say the feds aren't playing fair when it comes to the imperiled sage grouse
Death of a mine
Utah’s Lisbon Valley Mine was supposed to be a hugely profitable copper producer; instead, it went belly-up in just two years.
The short life of Lisbon Valley
A brief timeline traces the brief history of Utah’s Lisbon Valley Mine.
Dear friends
HCN’s online reader’s survey; new babies, new books, new music and some visitors.
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.
Dear friends
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.
Dear friends
Welcome to baby Lily Jean Massart Isaacson; visitors.
Dear friends
HCN Christmas Open House; visits from a pilot, a vulcanologist, and a group of Rotarians from India; remembering John Firor.
Dear friends
Visitors from Colorado, California and England; HCN founder Tom Bell fondly remembers Anne Turner, the first intern; corrections.
Dear friends
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.
Dear friends
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.
Dear friends
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.
Dear friends
New HCN employees include Online Editor Marty Durlin and Associate Publisher for Marketing Lisa Wolf Johnson; visitors.
Dear friends
New HCN interns Christine Hoekenga and James Yearling; visitors; correction.
Dear friends
Meet HCN in Salt Lake City; hasta la vista, Gretchen Nicholoff; visitors; Robert Funkhouser dies; correction.
Dear friends
Recent visitors to Paonia include bikers, big dogs, and two Brits who are walking across the country
Dear friends
Party with Mark Udall in Snowmass; visitors; a cone by any other name