Items by Jodi Peterson
HCN board meeting, potluck and intern reunion in Paonia; visitors; postage increase unfair to small publications; farewell to activist Jim Jontz
Visitors; April Fool’s in Aspen; Jason Fisher meets an old friend; farewell to Joyce Jorgensen; and corrections
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.
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
Visitors; Las Vegas writer and historian Hal Rothman dies; farewell to Dolores LaChapelle and Ed LaChapelle
The Forest Service has overhauled its cumbersome forest-planning process, but many experts say the agency may have gone too far.
New winter interns Erin Halcomb and Michelle Blank; HCN wins Utne press award; Crystal Zevon visits; corrections.
HCN takes a holiday break; Betsy Marston and Jon Christensen on TV; HCN hosts discussion and film in San Francisco; a note from Steve Wilent of indy paper The Mountain Times; correction.
Rick Craig wins Nelson Algren Award; visitors; Bill Frank Jr. and John Echohawk win Wallace Stegner Award; HCN is looking for good writers
HCN’s Christmas open house; Michelle Nijhuis wins another award for climate change stories; visitors; Bill Burnham dies; Jodi Peterson back from sick leave
BLM and Forest Service officials say they have little power to prevent drilling in an area once it’s been OK’d for leasing, but critics say the government simply refuses to use its power
The BLM’s decision to lease land for energy exploration in the watersheds of Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., reveals the way oil and gas leasing works
Matt Jenkins wins prize for Western Environmental Journalism, and Paolo Bacigalupi wins Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for science fiction short story; HCN board meeting and potluck in Missoula; visitors; Tim McKay dies
Terms commonly used in endangered species discussions – species, subspecies and distinct population segment – are explained
New Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne junks Gale Norton’s controversial Park Service proposal; New Mexico’s Nantac Mexican wolf pack killed; Justice Department removes Judge Royce Lamberth from Indian trust case
California Rep. Richard Pombo wins Republican primary against Pete McCloskey; Washington’s "Forest and Fish Report" protects logging companies that inadvertently harm salmon; Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove tones down the religious stuff
- Guy Durrant on Giving thanks and looking forward
- Sarah Gilman on Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
- Gretchen King on Sage grouse found walking through Wyoming underpass
- Robb Cadwell on We can do our part to defuse the West
- Robb Cadwell on Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation