Items by Jodi Peterson

On setting aside new national monuments
Obama's on the right track with new monument designations -- but falls short of Clinton's record.
The West's best critter-cams
Like to watch? Remote cameras spy on owls, seals, bears and more.
HCN takes a break
HCN takes a break
The next issue of HCN will be out April 15; reprint of corrected mountain lion deaths chart
Pollinator problems
New research shows how much we rely on native bees and other pollinators.
Students take over HCN Facebook page
Students take over HCN Facebook page
Marketing students try their hand at managing HCN’s Facebook page; new books from Julianne Couch and Mike Medberry; corrections and clarification.
Our loyal readers come through, yet again
Our loyal readers come through, yet again
Grants, donations and gift subscriptions buoy HCN; new books from HCN contributors.
Views of Chu
The departing energy secretary leaves a mixed legacy
Welcome, new interns!
Welcome, new interns!
Meet Sarah Jane Keller and Marshall Swearingen, a correction
Whose land is this?
Whose land is this?
The country's first tribal national park could lead the way toward more tribal control over lands that were once theirs.
A big thank-you to our supporters
A big thank-you to our supporters
We appreciate your support; moves and contributing editors.
A royal(ty) mess
Are mining companies paying their fair share for the coal and minerals extracted from public land?
HCN takes a holiday break
HCN takes a holiday break
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Paonia, Colo.
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A map showing where wildlife are in the reserve.
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A controversial proposal for the nation’s biggest chunk of public land aims to allow energy development -- and protect wildlife.
The name game
In which we summarize some speculation about Obama's second-term Cabinet
Good news and goodbyes
Good news and goodbyes
Editor Michelle Nijhuis wins an award; three brave Westerners pass away.
Of water and dust
The latest on the Colorado River and California's Owens Lake
Another win for the pronghorns
Another win for the pronghorns
High Country News wins Knight-Risser prize, visits and visitors
Getting involved with the West
Getting involved with the West
High Country News has a board meeting and schemes for more reader involvement; visitors from around the West.
The stink over SkiLink
A proposed gondola near Salt Lake stirs up a public-lands fight
Visitors from around the West
Visitors from around the West
High Country News receives visitors from all over
BLM looks for balance
The agency has been trying to do more for conservation, but in many places energy extraction still reigns supreme
Best of the West: Our favorite books
Best of the West: Our favorite books
Western authors and HCN staffers share their most-loved writing about the region.
The place where you are
The place where you are
These days, most Westerners aren't born. We're made.
Big dreams in a little town
A northern New Mexico hamlet may host a grand Innovation Center someday
One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out — or does it?
One Sagebrush Rebellion flickers out — or does it?
Wayne Hage's 20-year court battle over ranching on public lands comes to a close, but his son continues to tussle with the feds.
Recreation.gov -- nice try, needs work
The redesigned travel website aims to be a one-stop shop for federal recreation sites.
See you in October
HCN wins awards, new staff, visitors, a correction
High Country News hires an associate designer
High Country News hires an associate designer
HCN welcomes Andy Cullen, our new associate designer; more late-summer visitors come to Paonia.
Summer visitors
Summer visitors
HCN gets a flood of summer visitors despite the hot, dry season; Deanne Stillman's new book, Desert Reckoning.
High Country News Classifieds
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