The High Country News time capsule

What’s left behind when the pandemic forces an office closure?

  • Hand-lettered files in the supersized fireproof photo cabinet hold a vast archive of images, some from back in the Lander days (left). A screen capture shows shared file folders containing the stories and images for the May 2022 issue (right).

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  • The HCN light table built new in the 1980s (left), has been replaced by the lighttable channel in Slack, where the Art Department shares drafts of magazine pages in progress (right).

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  • The in-house production cycle included a “flats read” by Copy Editor Diane Sylvain, who noted the final changes on printouts of pages (left). Today, the flats and book reads are done via annotations in a Google doc.

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