NEW ARRIVALS The
HCN family has grown by two in recent weeks.
Laura Paskus, HCN’s
Southwest editor, gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Lillian Jane arrived at 11:38 p.m., weighing 6
pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 19 1/4 inches long. Laura and her
husband, Hollis Lawrence, report that Lillie is
"ridiculously cute" — though no word on whether they feel
that way at 2:00 in the morning, when she decides it’s time
for a snack.
Our newest staffer, Jonathan
Thompson, arrived in the office on Monday, Jan. 30
— just in time to take over Laura’s Southwest duties
while she’s on maternity leave. Jonathan comes from the
smaller, higher and colder town of Silverton, Colo., where he owned
and edited the local newspaper for the past six years. He says he,
his wife, Wendy, and their daughters,
Elena and Lydia, are loving
Paonia’s relatively warm weather and the abundance of local
foods and wines.
Once Laura is back in action, Jonathan
will settle into new duties as associate editor, working with staff
and freelance writers to produce news stories and "Uncommon
Westerners" profiles. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD INTERNS The
deadline for applications for HCN’s
four-month summer internship is March 3. We’re looking for
smart, enthusiastic people with solid writing skills who’d
like to learn more about independent reporting and the West. While
interns at other publications may make copies and do research, ours
write their own stories and report from places like the Grand
Canyon and Washington’s Yakima Valley. We especially
encourage minority applicants. For more information, call Jodi
Peterson, Internship Coordinator, at 970-527-4898 or see our Web
CONDOLENCES Longtime HCN
supporter William Kent of Moab, Utah, died on
Dec. 17, 2005. Kent, 69, was born in Budapest, Hungary, and
emigrated to the U.S. with his parents as an infant. A dedicated
conservationist, he loved Utah’s redrock country. In 2000, he
retired to Moab, where he owned Petra Gallery and featured the work
of local artists.
Courtney Smith of Lewiston, Idaho, pointed out
that a photograph we ran recently was of Idaho’s Lemhi Range,
not the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness as it was captioned (HCN,
1/23/06: Photo Gallery). The photo was originally published in the
new book Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam;
photography assistant Emil Jara says they’ll correct the
mistake in the book’s next print run.