Items by Jodi Peterson

Dear friends
HCN Holiday Open House; People’s Choice Awards for HCN stories; thanks to Mark Lellouch and Alison Davis; visitors
Dear friends
Thanks to readers for Research Fund gifts and the many responses to HCN’s survey; visitors
Dear friends
Luther Propst joins HCN board; visitors; HCN wins awards; clarifications and corrections
Dear friends
Books for Folks in New Orleans; fall interns Emma Brown and Michelle Burkhart; clarifications and corrections
The Latest Bounce
Forest Service accidentally cuts a designated botanical area in southwest Oregon; California, New Mexico and Oregon sue Bush administration over repeal of Roadless Rule; Utah won’t let group test Great Salt Lake fish for mercury; BLM admits grazing regs need more work
Dear friends
Gloria Flora speaks in Paonia; visitors; fun with salmon and eagles in Spokane
Dear friends
Laura Paskus moves to Albuquerque to become HCN’s Southwest editor; JoAnn Kalenak becomes our marketing and sales coordinator; Kerri Brown is the new production and design assistant; visitors; Santa Fe board meeting and potluck coming up
Dear friends
Summer visitors; just seeing if you were paying attention
His playground pulls fun hogs off the public lands
Jeremy Parriott is working with friends to create a 320-acre extreme-sports playground near Moab, Utah, to give four-wheelers and others a place to play off the public lands
Dear Friends
Summer visitors, just seeing if you were paying attention, and more.
Dear friends
Lots of summer visitors; our readers’ two cents’ worth; read about Reid Rosenthal
Dear friends
Skipped issue; corrections and clarifications to Write-Off on the Range and other stories; our mailbox runneth over
Learning from Moab's example
In the North Fruita Desert of western Colorado, the BLM has come up with a plan to enable motorized and non-motorized recreationists to share the outdoors
Moab: On the horns of a recreation dilemma
Some of the residents of the Moab, Utah, area are losing patience with out-of-control off-highway recreation, and looking to the BLM to bring things under control
Dear friends
Jason Nicholoff is HCN’s new development associate; visitors; Jacob Smith elected to Golden, Colo., city council; notes from readers; condolences on the deaths of Dennis Machida and Mary Dann; and goodbye to Torrey, Jodi’s dog
As threats loom, conservation dollars disappear
With the Land and Water Conservation Fund at a 10-year low and Western politicians trying to sell off the public lands, conserving open space requires the kind of creative solution that helped saved Colorado’s Beaver Brook watershed
Dear friends
"Animal Planet" at the HCN office; Leslie Glustrom vs. coal; correction; HCN Paonia potluck
Dear friends
Tragedy in Paonia; visitors; "Starting West" conference at Stanford discusses frustration; clarification from BLM; Happy 35th birthday, HCN
From folk singer to fierce activist — the life of Katie Lee
In Sandstone Seduction: Rivers and Lovers, Canyons and Friends, Katie Lee takes readers on a breathless boat ride through her exhilarating life
A problem any city would love to have
Boulder, Colo., is trying to figure out how to keep its beloved parks and open space from being overused
Dang crazy women
In their latest anthology, Crazy Woman Creek, Linda Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier and Nancy Curtis gather the authentic voices of Western women of all kinds
The wages of sprawl
A new documentary, Making Sense of Place: Phoenix, the Urban Desert, uses the Arizona megalopolis to show what happens when urban sprawl is unchecked
Public lands lifeline
Mining claims, hardrock mining, public lands, Environmental Working Group, Western Mining Action Project, Roger Flynn, National Mining Association, Luke Popovich
Will a mining-reform victory hold water in Nevada?
The "perpetual treatment" trust fund requirement faces its first challenge in Nevada, where the mining industry and the EPA disagree over how much money will be needed to treat long-lasting pollution at the Phoenix mine
An antidote to despair
Chip Ward’s new book, Hope’s Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land, takes a clear-eyed, optimistic look at the nation’s ecological problems
New rules coming down for off-roaders
New rules coming down for off-roaders
The Forest Service plans to rein in cross-country travel by off-road vehicles, but enforcing new rules may prove next to impossible
BLM gags an archaeologist to get out the gas
BLM archaeologist Blaine Miller says that a slew of new oil and gas projects could harm spectacular Indian rock art and ruins in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon
Oceans need a sea change
New reports from the United States Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission agree that America’s oceans are over-fished, polluted, and in desperate need of new management policies
Souvenir or sacred artifact?
The American Indian Ritual Object Repatriation Foundation seeks to return Indian sacred objects to the people who created them
Toxic chemical creeping toward Colorado River
Chromium 6 is moving from the California desert toward the Colorado River, and officials fear it might contaminate the drinking water supply of 20 million people
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