Items by Jodi Peterson 

Grouseonomics: The imperiled greater sage grouse, by the numbers
Grouseonomics: The imperiled greater sage grouse, by the numbers
Economic and ecological impacts of the bird in Western states.
The local-federal tug-of-war
The local-federal tug-of-war
A live High Country News panel event, readers get ready to vote in our public lands May Madness, and more.
Farewell, Ivan Doig
Farewell, Ivan Doig
Visitors, magazine scammers, and the loss of an American West icon.
Spring visitors
Spring visitors
Visitors, speeches and long-time subscribers.
HCN writers publish books and garner awards
Plus visitors to the office and corrections.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announces retirement
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announces retirement
The Nevada senator is a formidable leader and champion of progressive issues.
California state parks' blueprint for a more diverse future
California state parks' blueprint for a more diverse future
Plans to overhaul park system, appeal to communities of color.
See you in April!
See you in April!
HCN takes a printing break, and welcomes DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren.
New state and fed efforts to protect sage grouse
New state and fed efforts to protect sage grouse
Plans aim to keep the wide-ranging bird off the endangered list.
A recent history of land management in the Escalante region
We’re hiring – in D.C.!
We’re hiring – in D.C.!
HCN needs a D.C. correspondent; visitors came to call.
Farewell to Theo Colborn
Farewell to Theo Colborn
Marking the passing of an influential environmental scientist
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
Come to the HCN holiday open house!
Come to the HCN holiday open house!
Our annual open house is December 11th; cavers and consultants visit the office.
Plans for the Village at Wolf Creek move forward
Plans for the Village at Wolf Creek move forward
Controversial southern Colorado resort takes another step toward construction.
Flocks of visitors
Flocks of visitors
Readers visit from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, North Carolina and more.
New HCN board members, Part II
New HCN board members, Part II
Welcome three new members, and farewell to naturalist Ann Zwinger.
Goodbye Ray Ring — sort of
Goodbye Ray Ring — sort of
A long-time senior editor goes part-time, and HCN gains new board members.
Happy Birthday Katie Lee!
Happy Birthday Katie Lee!
The West's "beautiful badass" turns 95
An urban experience
An urban experience
Fall board meeting, a new employee, and another science writing award for HCN.
National parks ponder fee increases
National parks ponder fee increases
Entrance fees haven't gone up since 2008.
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
Increased border security means that all 517 square miles are again open to the public.
See you in October!
See you in October!
Skipped issue, Charles Bowden passes, and visitors to the office.
Fall is for reading
Fall is for reading
HCN editors’ pick of the best new fiction and non-fiction.
The art of adaptation
Congress ignores the West’s firefighting needs
From paradise to Paonia
From paradise to Paonia
Political candidates, loyal subscribers and more.
Smoke and mirrors
Smoke and mirrors
Congress can’t seem to solve a big problem: how to pay for battling wildfires.
Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames
Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames
New report shows long-term firefighting costs eroding most other work.
An award, and a whole lot of visitors
An award, and a whole lot of visitors
Cally Carswell wins a Society of Environmental Journalists award; visitors come to call.
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