Items by Jodi Peterson

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
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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
Dear friends
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.
Dear Friends
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.
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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.
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Rick Craig wins Nelson Algren Award; visitors; Bill Frank Jr. and John Echohawk win Wallace Stegner Award; HCN is looking for good writers
Dear friends
HCN’s Christmas open house; Michelle Nijhuis wins another award for climate change stories; visitors; Bill Burnham dies; Jodi Peterson back from sick leave
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HCN says goodbye to Greg Hanscom and welcomes new editor John Mecklin; notes from readers
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High Country News needs your support; visitors; corrections
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New fall interns Fletcher Jacobs and Evan Tea; remembering Sierra Club’s Larry Mehlhaff; visitors.
When can the BLM say 'no'?
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 anatomy of an energy lease
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
Dear friends
Bikers, filmmakers, engineers, cheesemakers all visit HCN; Ed Wayburn celebrates 100th birthday
Dear friends
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
A few scientific definitions
Terms commonly used in endangered species discussions – species, subspecies and distinct population segment – are explained
Dear friends
Four more pages in this HCN; Beemers & dreamers; corrections
The Latest Bounce
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