Odds and ends
Diane Sylvain, who
sends checks to HCN's writers, artists and photographers, calls
them mystery free-lancers: people whose work we've just used, but
for whom we no longer have correct addresses. At the moment, we're
trying to reach William L. Payne, Will C. Wright, Roger Holcomb,
Alan McKnight, Roxann Moore, Phillip Renault and Jack McLellan.
Leads will be appreciated.
Kristy McFarland says we're in need of a new Denver phone book (the
old one is falling apart), and that directories are out of date for
Albuquerque, Window Rock and Gallup-Grants, N.M.; Seattle, Wash.;
Portland and Eugene, Ore.; Jackson Hole, Lander-Riverton and
Dubois, Wyo.; Missoula, Mont.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Tucson and
Phoenix, Ariz. They can be mailed to Box 1090, Paonia, CO 81428; or
UPSed to 119 Grand Ave., Paonia, CO 81428. Thank you.
The phone number for A Guide to Takings Law,
reviewed in a recent Bulletin Board, is 303/444-1188. We printed
the fax number.
It must be spring, or at least spring
break, because we're seeing visitors again. Legions came through
the office to see seven quilts hanging in the office as part of a
North Fork Valley-wide quilt show organized by clubs such as the
nearby Neighborly Neighbors on Lamborn Mesa.
Marty Durlin, station manager for KGNU public radio in Boulder,
Colo., and her daughter Willi, 8, came by on a visit to nearby
Delta, the town Marty's grandfather helped found. From Grand
Junction came Donald and Muriel Morrison. And from Montrose, Karl
and Thea Wertz stopped by on their way to Cedaredge to visit Bill
Nelson, a "true rosarian." We looked that up and discovered that
Nelson knows how to make roses bloom.
woman who grew up in this area, Bronwyn Becker, and who is now
teaching English and pursuing an advanced degree at Colorado State
University, stopped by to say hello and to subscribe.
When subscriber Erika Hosier, on her way from
Crested Butte to her home in Colorado Springs, heard that McClure
Pass might be closed, she stopped in at HCN to check. She called
the Delta County dispatcher, who told her there had been a rock
slide, but that she could probably "just squeeze by it."
Congratulations to Jim Stiles in
Moab, Utah, on the fifth anniversary of his first-rate community
paper, the Canyon Country Zephyr. A recent issue sports a "Travel
Council ad we'd like to see." It tells prospective visitors that
Moab offers radioactive and leaking tailings ponds, a river
corridor more noted for smell than scenic views, and "hordes of
tourists who got here before you." The Zephyr curmudgeon can be
reached at Box 327, Moab, UT 84532.
Congratulations to Chris Eldridge on graduating from an HCN
internship into a reporting job. Chris is with the weekly Easley
Progress in South Carolina.
HCN board member
Judith Jacobsen has joined the Natural Resources Law Center at the
University of Colorado as its associate director. She replaces
Sarah Bates, who is now running the Grand Canyon Trust's field
office in St. George, Utah.
Back in Colorado
New intern Carol Busch comes to
High Country News from Seattle, Wash. Carol graduated from the
University of Washington in June 1993 with an English degree. "Now
that I'm out of school, I can finally begin my education," Carol
tells us. She spent the past nine months working at a Seattle
children's art store, exploring the Cascades, learning bike
maintenance and teaching herself to play guitar.
A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Carol says
she's overjoyed to be back in the Rockies. Her future plans include
surviving her internship and traveling in Latin
HCN is barebones when it comes to
gadgets. We didn't have a fax machine until a reader carried one
into our office and hooked it up for us. And we still run down the
street to use the library's Xerox machine.
under heavy prodding from the post office, the office now has both
a postage scale and a postage meter.
who publishes Western Resources Roundup out of Washington, D.C.,
had high praise for Great Basin regional editor Jon Christensen's
Feb. 21 article on Las Vegas' quest for water. She very generously
wrote: "It is one of the best, most complete water articles WRW has
" Betsy and Ed Marston, for