Items by Jodi Peterson

National visit-your-parents-in-Paonia week?
Visitors come to Paonia; new books from HCN authors.
The latest buzz
Honeybees are still disappearing -- but scientists think they know why.
Coming home to roost
Coming home to roost
When Paulina turns out to be Paul, the killing cone can set things right.
Condor quandary
Condor experts slam California development plan.
Three strikes for the Forest Service
Bush-era planning rules struck down again, but change is still needed.
Off-road clampdown in the West
Interview with assoc. editor Jodi Peterson
Visitors from underground
Visitors from underground
Spelunkers visit High Country News; correction; obituaries for N.W. Grosse-Rhode and Ramon Mena Owens.
The lands less traveled are a treat
The National Landscape Conservation System allows adventurous tourists to experience beautiful, remote landscapes far from the nearest souvenir store.
See you in July
See you in July
High Country News skips an issue; visitors; Ray Ring wins prize; correction.
Adobe Town drilldown
More energy development planned for Wyoming's Red Desert
A woolly problem
Can wild bighorn sheep and domestic sheep share the range?
Visitors going and coming
Visitors going and coming; Betty Fussell’s new book, Raising Steaks; farewell to forester Leo Goebel
The river wilder
The river wilder
River restoration is a complex business, whether you’re talking about Colorado’s fast-moving Gunnison River or the polluted urban waterways of San Francisco’s East Bay.
"The Sportsman's Park Service"
The newest system of public lands finally becomes permanent.
The "Bennett Thaw", at last
A decades-old tribal development ban is finally ended.
Jaguars A to Z
The Arizona Star has compiled great jaguar coverage.
Portland's crystal ball
In Oregon, land planners look five decades into the future
Desert disappearances
The bodies of two missing explorers have been found in Utah.
A Paonia love story
A Paonia love story
David Anderson is High Country News new advertising rep; skiers and farmers visit; Matt Klingle wins book award; corrections.
"The Darth Vader of forest policy"
A chat with Mark Rey, former head of the Forest Service.
Score one for Grand Staircase-Escalante
Denver court tosses Utah counties' appeal.
Wanted: your support and ideas
High Country News needs reader input and support; spring snow and winter visitors.
A fine feathered re-do
Obama administration plans to revise spotted owl plan
James Herriot, we need you
Large-animal vets are in critically short supply.
"Suns and pulsing moons" of content
HCN's former online editor nominated for sci-fi prize.
See you in April!
See you in April!
High Country News skips an issue; Western water books; kudos for HCN’s writers; clarification and correction.
The Native health gap
Death rates climb in Indian Country.
INNOVATE, Part II
INNOVATE, Part II
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.
Requiem for a jaguar
The life -- and death -- of Macho B.
The big, bad, brucellosis-spreading wolf?
Wyoming lawmakers say wolves may transmit disease to cows.
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