Items by Betsy Marston

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.
Dear friends
HCN anniversary in Lander, Rick and Heather Knight present award to HCN, new interns Heather Abel and Warren Cornwall.
The little paper that could
HCN editor Betsy Marston reminisces about the early days of the paper after it moved from Lander, Wyo., to Paonia, Colo.
Outdoor museum preserved for now
Two geologists help preserve carved bedrock of Idaho's Big Wood River.
Tales from the West
The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West offers essays by 26 writers.
Dams were built on breathless prose
A 1965 Bureau of Reclamation booklet declaimed the glories of building Glen Canyon Dam.
Dear Friends
Odds and ends; change of address advice
Enjoyment enough to kill
The Wild Muir: Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures is a delightful anthology of Muir's writings.
Dear Friends
Chip Rawlins' burlesque opera "The Merchants of Menace," corrections, weather and visitors.
Dear friends
Death of reporter Jim Stiak; HCN board meeting report; Cascadia Times; Visitors.
The education of a scientist
A review of Edward Wilson's autobiography Naturalist.
Dear friends
Skipped issue, board meeting announcement, interns Ross Freeman and Anders Halverson.
Dear friends
Former interns, odds and ends, corrections
The valley around us is deep
The Forest Service asked William Stafford to write poems for the scenic turnouts along the river valley. Poems reprinted.
Dear friends
Another special issue, Chip Rawlins reading, visitors.
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