Items by Ed Marston
President Clinton and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt have a new strategy for protecting and managing the public lands, encouraging citizens and politicans to implement national conservation values in a regional and local way.
The completely revised and rewritten book, "The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide" by Mark Harvey, is a well-written guide to being in the forests, deserts and high country.
Research Fund; HCN's Paonia board meeting and potlucks; our circulation numbers; a lavish book, "Colorado 1870-2000" by John Fielder and Ed Marston; visitors.
The Conservation Fund is working with local ranchers to remove cattle from Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
For only the second time in 62 years, Colorado voters had the chance to elect board members to the upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District.
In "Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last?" author Sandra Postel brings a clear, thoughtful approach to the intertwined questions of food production and population growth.
In his new book, "Devil's Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West," author Hal K. Rothman paints a grim picture of the social damage wrought by today's industrial tourism industry.
Sherman Alexie and others at the Unity Conference in Seattle; Emily Swanson and Maria Forster try to reorganize HCN; lots of letters; condolences on death of John Reubens.
Modern-day "robber barons" such as Tom Chapman will continue to blackmail taxpayers by threatening to develop wilderness and park inholdings - unless land-management agencies summon the will to fight back.
Radio HCN; summer visitors; Professor Don Sullivan explains the geography of the Grand Mesa; correction on Tom Chapman story.
Charles Wilkinson's new book, "Fire on the Plateau: Conflict and Endurance in the American Southwest," is a tribute to the land and people of the Colorado Plateau, especially the Native American inhabitants.
Perri Knize and cow statistics; visitors; Diane Sylvain's maps and Charles Wilkinson's book; odds and ends, ad policy and HCN takes a break.
The series "The Hidden West" is High Country News' look at communities that are on the edge and often uncertain of their future.
A report called "Montana: People and the Economy" takes a fatalistic view of the harsh economic facts in the state.
New intern Keri Watson; former forest supervisor, now restaurateur Ernie Nunn; HCN board meeting and potluck in Helena, Mont.
Robert Amon is legally untangled; HCN's new development associate, Michelle Anton Allen; corrections, congratulations, visitors, lost writers; and Paonia's coal mine controversy.
Peter Carrels' "Uphill Against Water: The Great Dakota Water War" is a shocking story of how bureaucracy destroyed rural economies and indigenous people, all in the name of progress.
Goodbye to Linda Bacigalupi; Writers on the Range thanks you; dishing dirt; condolences to Denise Kossler's family; http://www.wrong.sorry.gov/
An introduction to two stories in this issue describes how environmentalists are learning to use consensus to heal land thought to be damaged almost beyond healing.
The background studies to the report "Water in the West: Challenge for the Next Century" are worth their considerable weight in gold to anyone seriously interested in the complex problems surrounding water in the West.
"Colorado Central" magazine's fifth birthday; Denzel Ferguson died; Y2K in Paonia, Colo.; how to combat junk mail.
Tony Davis and Mo Udall; HCN's a real Western newspaper; Gary Vinyard's death a great loss; water for life; circulation is up; Salida fire; winter interns Rebecca Clarren and Juniper Davis.
"Old Fences, New Neighbors" by Peter R. Decker, looks at the author's home of Ridgway, Colo., as a community in rapid transition.
Research fund; sweeps month for print media; the Pueblo potluck and board meeting; new intern Gabriel Ross; fall visitors.