Items by Jodi Peterson

Two weeks in the West
EPA stymies California’s attempt to cut tailpipe emissions; the West is growing but not sure where its next meal or drink of water will come from; increasing amounts of ammonium – and guns – in the parks; avalanche fatalities are up.
Dear friends
Welcome to baby Lily Jean Massart Isaacson; visitors.
Dear friends
HCN Christmas Open House; visits from a pilot, a vulcanologist, and a group of Rotarians from India; remembering John Firor.
Dear friends
Visitors from Colorado, California and England; HCN founder Tom Bell fondly remembers Anne Turner, the first intern; corrections.
Dear friends
High Country News hosts a holiday open house; new faces in the office include Ryan Foster, Becca Frenier and Marissa McCune; former interns make good in the big world.
Dear friends
Editor John Mecklin to step down, Jonathan Thompson to step up; visitors; clarification on Rebecca Solnit interview.
Fall reading
A list of the most intriguing current books by Western authors or on Western subjects.
No frigate like a book
This special issue focuses on books and essays that help us understand the complex, chaotic West.
Dear friends
Visits from a forester, a farmer, a family and more; clarification and corrections.
Underground movement
In northern Colorado, ranchette owners are scrambling to fight a proposal for uranium mining.
Dear friends
New HCN employees include Online Editor Marty Durlin and Associate Publisher for Marketing Lisa Wolf Johnson; visitors.
Dear friends
Meet HCN in Salt Lake City; hasta la vista, Gretchen Nicholoff; visitors; Robert Funkhouser dies; correction.
Dear friends
Recent visitors to Paonia include bikers, big dogs, and two Brits who are walking across the country
Dear friends
Party with Mark Udall in Snowmass; visitors; a cone by any other name
Dear friends
Summer visitors, Cherry Days, and a clarification
Dear friends
HCN skips an issue; HCN’s first-ever Paonia intern reunion; goat-packing and high-flying visitors
Dear friends
New HCN employees Shaun Gibson, Andrea Lecos and Angie Riley; a bee-youtiful verse; corrections
Dear friends
New HCN interns Morgan Heim and Eve Rickert; visitors
Dear friends
HCN board meeting, potluck and intern reunion in Paonia; visitors; postage increase unfair to small publications; farewell to activist Jim Jontz
Dear friends
Visitors; April Fool’s in Aspen; Jason Fisher meets an old friend; farewell to Joyce Jorgensen; and corrections
An endangered Endangered Species Act?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tries an end-run around the Endangered Species Act; a leaked draft would weaken the bedrock law by changing the regulations that implement it rather than the law itself.
Dear Friends
Life for interns after HCN; tell us what you think in our annual survey.
Dear friends
Wilf Bruschke visits; singer John Winn writes a song inspired by Patricia Walsh’s column on green burial; Claire Anderson helps dogs in Mexico; clarification and corrections
Dear friends
Visitors; Las Vegas writer and historian Hal Rothman dies; farewell to Dolores LaChapelle and Ed LaChapelle
The end of ‘analysis paralysis’?
The Forest Service has overhauled its cumbersome forest-planning process, but many experts say the agency may have gone too far.
Dear friends
Visitors; HCN in Title Nine catalog; clarification, corrections
Dear Friends
New winter interns Erin Halcomb and Michelle Blank; HCN wins Utne press award; Crystal Zevon visits; corrections.
Dear friends
HCN takes a holiday break; Betsy Marston and Jon Christensen on TV; HCN hosts discussion and film in San Francisco; a note from Steve Wilent of indy paper The Mountain Times; correction.
Dear friends
Rick Craig wins Nelson Algren Award; visitors; Bill Frank Jr. and John Echohawk win Wallace Stegner Award; HCN is looking for good writers
Dear friends
HCN’s Christmas open house; Michelle Nijhuis wins another award for climate change stories; visitors; Bill Burnham dies; Jodi Peterson back from sick leave
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