Richard Heede stopped by in early January to
fill us in on his Snowmass company, Climate Mitigation Services,
which can pinpoint a particular company’s contribution to
climate change. In 2003, Heede completed an inventory of
ExxonMobil’s emissions between 1882 and 2002. Now he’s
expanding the study to the world’s 85 top corporate
greenhouse gas emitters. The Exxon report is at www.foe.org.
Dave and Ann Phillips visited
us from Boulder. Not for the first time: Their daughter, Sara
Phillips, interned here in 1997. This time, the Phillipses were
celebrating a friend’s 90th birthday in nearby Hotchkiss.
Nina Dunbar, wife of
HCN editor John Mecklin, and
their two children, Hali and Dunbar
Mecklin, recently spent 30 hours on a train with longtime
HCN subscriber Mark E.
Carlson of Sacramento, Calif. They met while Mark was
taking the California Zephyr to Chicago for business and Nina and
the kids were returning to Paonia. All agree that for anyone who
loves the West, the Zephyr is a don’t-miss journey.
And back in September, we had visitors that we never mentioned
— but the slight was completely unintentional.
Douglas Grann, the president of Wildlife
Forever, and his wife, Karen Hollingsworth, of
North Branch, Minn., came to see us after attending an Association
of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting in nearby Snowmass. They also
reported “great wild times” fishing the Frying Pan and
North Fork rivers. No word on the number of trout hooked.
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recent catalog for Title Nine, a women’s fitness-gear seller,
featured a model named Kate who claimed that her
favorite magazine was High Country News. Kate
Williams, a former HCN intern (1989) and now
executive director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, also
expressed a liking for homemade granola and Ivan
Doig. Clearly, a woman of impeccable taste.
Several readers noted that our list of ski resorts that prohibit
snowboarding should have included Vermont’s Mad River Glen.
We failed to note that we were listing only board-free resorts in
Eagle-eyed reader Alan Locklear of Portland,
Ore., pointed out errors in our “Salmon Justice” story:
Celilo Falls was not destroyed by the construction of Bonneville
Dam in the 1930s, but by the filling of the reservoir behind The
Dalles Dam in 1957. “Naito Park” is actually Gov. Tom
McCall Waterfront Park. The Mark O. Hatfield United States
Courthouse in Portland (where Judge Redden has his offices and
courtroom) is not at the corner of Salmon and Main; rather,
it’s located on the block between Salmon and Main bounded by
SW 3rd and SW 4th Avenues.