Items by Betsy Marston
Montana artist Dana Boussard in her own words on the duty of artists to grapple with the changing West.
Geology lessons in Grand Teton National Park, 13-year-old Buddhist lama in Wyoming, camouflage lingerie, California theme parks, Moab's sarcastic police blotter, abduction by aliens in Arizona, close encounters with bears and porcupines.
Paonia's Cherry Days festival, summer visitors, corrections, and Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife head, dies of cancer at age 49, also obituary for Harley Greiman by Ed Marston.
Tourist encounters in national parks, thievery and honesty in Colorado and Nevada, testing Olestra in Grand Junction, Colo., fiberglass cow in Park City, Utah, runs into trouble with planning commission, DIA and tornadoes, etc., and competition for mines
HCN's summer break, odds and ends, summer interns Greg Hanscom and Jared Farmer, Paul Larmer visits Utah rancher Hardy Redd.
Spring in Paonia, board meeting in Grand Junction, corrections, cowboy poets and other Western writers, odds and ends.
Ditch burning, Udo Zindel update, mapmaker Louis Jaffe visits, "Code of the West" on line and jailed Bill Chisholm.
Idaho honors Ernie Day, Nelle Tobias and Bruce Bowler; update on Dabo Lamine; Theo Colborn's book, "Our Stolen Future," Meg O'Shaughnessy leaves HCN; barcodes and reader survey.
C.L. Rawlins changes from poetry editor to editor at large, HCN buffed, corrections, suggestions, birth of Diane Hackl's baby.
Navajo football broadcast, George Nethercutt not a good listener, fish visitors comment, Wanaleiya resort in Nevada, Iowa romance, cold weather in the Dakotas, big and little DIAs.
Utah in the news, death of boatman Curtis "Whale" Hansen, intern Dustin Solberg, HCN board meeting in Colorado Springs, visitors.
In this book "Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays," writer Candace Savage celebrates Corvid IQs.
Warm weather, intern Jenny Emery, corrections and emendations, Research Fund appeal, NewtWatch and us, HCN holiday gathering.
Larry Tuttle ends 1,872-mile walk; Karl Hess Jr. visits; other visitors; advertising; name confusion.
At an air summit meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., representatives at Denver International Airport hear a litany of complaints from Western Slope regional airport managers.
HCN anniversary in Lander, Rick and Heather Knight present award to HCN, new interns Heather Abel and Warren Cornwall.