Items by Jodi Peterson
High Country News has a board meeting and schemes for more reader involvement; visitors from around the West.
The agency has been trying to do more for conservation, but in many places energy extraction still reigns supreme
Wayne Hage's 20-year court battle over ranching on public lands comes to a close, but his son continues to tussle with the feds.
HCN gets a flood of summer visitors despite the hot, dry season; Deanne Stillman's new book, Desert Reckoning.
In which an HCN editor wanders the gigantic gear show -- and finds out the latest about the industry's conservation strategy
HCN's visitors brave the early summer heat; former intern Lisa Song and reporter Elizabeth McGowan write an e-book called The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of.
In this art book, Adam Duncan Harris assembles the work of one of the West’s premier wildlife artists, pairing his finished acrylic paintings with the conté crayon sketches that inspired them
Smokey Bear’s many image changes over the years reflect the Forest Service’s changing attitudes toward wildfire.
In Elevating Western American Art, editor Thomas Brent Smith brings together essays and photos describing how the Petrie Institute at the Denver Art Museum was developed and showcasing its wonders.
HCN skips issue; board meeting, intern reunion and reader potluck; growing our readership; breakfast in Bozeman; farewell to Ed Quillen; correction.
HCN is visited by students of all ages; meeting Michael Branch; Stephanie Paige Ogburn is a finalist for the 2012 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists; Sierra Crane-Murdoch receives scholarship; Tony Barboza wins fellowship.
Some Western states are rekindling the Sagebrush Rebellion and demanding ownership of federal lands -- but it's not just about local control.
Some recent Western legislative highlights are noted, accompanied by quotes from the legislators involved.