Items by Betsy Marston

Dear friends
Odds and ends, corrections, fall visitors, web wanderings, llamas continued.
Recycling gets rapped
The Environmental Defense Fund pamphlet, "Anti-Recycling Myths," responds to a New York Times article denouncing recycling.
Bear with us
Review of "Bear Aware: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country" by Bill Schneider.
Dear friends
Fall interns Katie Fesus and Patrick Dowd; and fall brings coolness and rain to the dry, hot Western Slope.
Dear friends
Fires in the West, llamas and more, passing through Paonia, technical difficulties on the Web.
A tree did it
Two summer power blackouts in the West are caused by wayward trees.
The artist
Montana artist Dana Boussard in her own words on the duty of artists to grapple with the changing West.
Heard around the West
Geology lessons in Grand Teton National Park, 13-year-old Buddhist lama in Wyoming, camouflage lingerie, California theme parks, Moab's sarcastic police blotter, abduction by aliens in Arizona, close encounters with bears and porcupines.
Dear Friends
Celebration of essayists; visitors; deaths of Seth Diamond and Paul Shepard; corrections.
Dear friends
Consensus issue reprinted, odds and ends, summer visitors, looking for lost freelancers.
Dear friends
Paonia's Cherry Days festival, summer visitors, corrections, and Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife head, dies of cancer at age 49, also obituary for Harley Greiman by Ed Marston.
Heard around the West
Tourist encounters in national parks, thievery and honesty in Colorado and Nevada, testing Olestra in Grand Junction, Colo., fiberglass cow in Park City, Utah, runs into trouble with planning commission, DIA and tornadoes, etc., and competition for mines
Dear friends
HCN's summer break, odds and ends, summer interns Greg Hanscom and Jared Farmer, Paul Larmer visits Utah rancher Hardy Redd.
Dear Friends
Special issue, board meeting in Grand Junction, drop-ins, odds and ends.
Dear Friends
Woe is Montana, notes from all over, Anders Halverson wins awards.
Dear Friends
Spring in Paonia, board meeting in Grand Junction, corrections, cowboy poets and other Western writers, odds and ends.
Dear Friends
Spring weather and mud, news from Walkin' Jim Stoltz and Robert "Ramon" Amon, corrections.
Dear Friends
Ditch burning, Udo Zindel update, mapmaker Louis Jaffe visits, "Code of the West" on line and jailed Bill Chisholm.
Dear friends
Idaho honors Ernie Day, Nelle Tobias and Bruce Bowler; update on Dabo Lamine; Theo Colborn's book, "Our Stolen Future," Meg O'Shaughnessy leaves HCN; barcodes and reader survey.
Dear Friends
Spring interns Michelle McClellan and Bill Taylor, small world department.
Dear friends
C.L. Rawlins changes from poetry editor to editor at large, HCN buffed, corrections, suggestions, birth of Diane Hackl's baby.
Heard around the West
Navajo football broadcast, George Nethercutt not a good listener, fish visitors comment, Wanaleiya resort in Nevada, Iowa romance, cold weather in the Dakotas, big and little DIAs.
Dear Friends
Response to hunting issues, corrections, area code, visitors, deaths of Mike Synar and Jim Bradley.
Bird Brains
In this book "Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays," writer Candace Savage celebrates Corvid IQs.
Dear Friends
Utah in the news, death of boatman Curtis "Whale" Hansen, intern Dustin Solberg, HCN board meeting in Colorado Springs, visitors.
Dear friends
Warm weather, intern Jenny Emery, corrections and emendations, Research Fund appeal, NewtWatch and us, HCN holiday gathering.
Dear Friends
Federal shutdown, lions and bears, visitors.
Dear Friends
Larry Tuttle ends 1,872-mile walk; Karl Hess Jr. visits; other visitors; advertising; name confusion.
Dear friends
Pear Wars; feedback; visitors.
DIA hears from some critics
At an air summit meeting in Grand Junction, Colo., representatives at Denver International Airport hear a litany of complaints from Western Slope regional airport managers.
High Country News Classifieds
  • PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR
    Wyoming Wildlife Federation - collaborates with the Executive Director and staff to ensure the effective implementation of all philanthropic activities. https://wyomingwildlife.org/hiring-philanthropy-coordinator/.
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    HawkWatch International is hiring an Executive Director to lead the organization. The next leader of this growing organization must have: 1. Enthusiasm for conservation, birds...
  • EVERLAND MOUNTAIN RETREAT
    Everland Mountain Retreat includes 318 mountaintop acres with a 3,200 square foot lodge and two smaller homes. Endless vistas of the Appalachian mountains, open skies,...
  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Home Resource is a non-profit community sustainability center. We work with, in, and for the community to reduce waste and build a more vibrant and...
  • COUNTRY ESTATE NEAR KINGS CANYON AND SEQUOIA PARKS
    Spectacular views of snowcapped Sierras. 15 miles from Kings Canyon/Sequoia Parks. 47 acres with 2 homes/75' pool/gym/patios/gardens. 1670 sq.ft. main home has 3 bdrm/1 bath....
  • BRN DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
    Borderlands Restoration Network 501c3 is hiring a full-time Development Director. Description and job details can be found at https://www.borderlandsrestoration.org/job-opportunities.html
  • GILA NATIONAL FOREST NEW MEXICO
    Beautiful off-the-grid passive solar near the CDT. 9.4 acres, north of Silver City. Sam, 575.388.1921
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING MANAGER
    The City of Fort Collins is seeking an Environmental Planning Manager in the Natural Areas Department. The Department has an annual budget of approximately $13...
  • WEB DESIGN AND CONTENT MANAGER
    We are seeking an experienced designer to be the team lead for web development and digital media. Part creator and part planner, this person should...
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    at RCAC. See the full description at https://bit.ly/2WJ3HvY Apply at [email protected]
  • GRASSROOTS ORGANIZER
    The Utah Rivers Council is looking for an energetic individual with strong communication and organizing skills. The Grassroots Organizer works to ensure our campaigns are...
  • JOHN DEERE SNOW BLOWER 24"
    Newly refurbished and tuned. Older model, great condition. Gasoline engine. Chains on tires. Heavy duty for mountain snow. Call cellphone and leave message or email.
  • CARPENTER RANCH MANAGER
    Hiring a part-time ranch manager to live on The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch property in Hayden, CO. Responsibilities include: facility maintenance of historic ranch house,...
  • STRAW BALE, ADOBE, TIMBER FRAME, HEALTHY HOME, NEAR LA VETA PASS, CO
    unique custom home in Sangre de Cristo Mountains of CO near La Veta Pass, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, private gated park, two hours from...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KANIKSU LAND TRUST
    Kaniksu Land Trust, a community-supported non-profit land trust serving north Idaho and northwest Montana, is in search of a new executive director. The ideal candidate...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Flathead Lakers are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated and proven leader to be our next Executive Director (ED).
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Blackfoot Challenge, a renowned collaborative conservation org in MT, seeks our next ED.
  • COPPER CANYON MEXICO CAMPING & BACKPACKING
    10-day tour from Los Mochis airport, 2/nyts El Fuerte, train, 2/nyts canyon rim hotel, 5/nyts camping. 520-324-0209, www.coppercanyontrails.org.
  • STAFF ATTORNEY, ALASKA
    Earthjustice is hiring for a Staff Attorney
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    to lead an organization that funds projects in National Parks. Major gift fundraising and public lands experience critical. PD and app details @ peopleinparks.org.