Items by Jodi Peterson

Dear friends
HCN says goodbye to Greg Hanscom and welcomes new editor John Mecklin; notes from readers
Dear friends
High Country News needs your support; visitors; corrections
Dear friends
New fall interns Fletcher Jacobs and Evan Tea; remembering Sierra Club’s Larry Mehlhaff; visitors.
When can the BLM say 'no'?
BLM and Forest Service officials say they have little power to prevent drilling in an area once it’s been OK’d for leasing, but critics say the government simply refuses to use its power
The anatomy of an energy lease
The BLM’s decision to lease land for energy exploration in the watersheds of Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., reveals the way oil and gas leasing works
Dear friends
Bikers, filmmakers, engineers, cheesemakers all visit HCN; Ed Wayburn celebrates 100th birthday
Dear friends
Matt Jenkins wins prize for Western Environmental Journalism, and Paolo Bacigalupi wins Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for science fiction short story; HCN board meeting and potluck in Missoula; visitors; Tim McKay dies
A few scientific definitions
Terms commonly used in endangered species discussions – species, subspecies and distinct population segment – are explained
Dear friends
Four more pages in this HCN; Beemers & dreamers; corrections
The Latest Bounce
New Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne junks Gale Norton’s controversial Park Service proposal; New Mexico’s Nantac Mexican wolf pack killed; Justice Department removes Judge Royce Lamberth from Indian trust case
Dear friends
Summer editorial retreat, global warming booklet is here, lots of summer visitors
The Latest Bounce
California Rep. Richard Pombo wins Republican primary against Pete McCloskey; Washington’s "Forest and Fish Report" protects logging companies that inadvertently harm salmon; Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove tones down the religious stuff
Dear friends
HCN takes summer break; new high school intern Abbie Rodriguez and marketing intern Jessica Bellows; spring visitors; online survey; clarifications
The Latest Bounce
Libby, Mont., asbestos victims now eligible for disability; new wind-power farm to come to Colorado; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson petitions to protect his state’s roadless lands
Dear friends
Welcome, new interns Stephanie Paige Ogburn and Allison Gerfin; Southwest Research and Information Center celebrates 35 years; Wendell Duffield wants to know what happened to the U.S. Geological Survey
Dear friends
Carmella Hensyel joins HCN; Research Fund acknowledgements; visitor; former interns hit the big time; Michelle Nijhuis wins journalism award; Jodi Peterson & the Late Show
The Latest Bounce
Mining company allowed to dump waste into Alaskan lake; Colorado split-estate bill unravels; Arizona’s Oak Flat may become a copper mine
Dear friends
Katie Lee and other visitors; where do you get your news? farewell, Philip Hyde; notes from readers; missing pages in HCN?
The Latest Bounce
Sens. Max Baucus and Ron Wyden want to raise money for rural schools by closing tax loopholes; Yates Petroleum won’t drill in Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge; Montana wants to keep Wyoming’s coalbed methane from harming rivers’ water quality
Dear friends
Jonathan Thompson wins awards for Silverton paper; visitors; Luna Leopold dies; clarification; corrections
Dear friends
HCN wins design awards; Matthew Lewis visits; Black Mesa Trust closes Flagstaff office; Dennis Weaver dies; new comment deadline for public-land sales
Dear friends
HCN now has a blog; HCN’s Tucson board meeting and potluck; correction and clarification
The Latest Bounce
Grazing fees to be cut; Russian drill rigs coming to Colorado; new power plant on Navajo Nation gets big tax break; Washington may become sixth Western state with renewable energy standards
Dear friends
Welcome, Lillian Jane Lawrence (Laura Paskus’ daughter); Jonathan Thompson new HCN editor; HCN intern program; William Kent of Moab dies; photo caption correction
Dear friends
Welcome, Janiec Gutierrez; V.B. Price visits; talk back to hcn.org; Dan Egan wins journalism award; HCN friends in Aspen Hall of Fame; notes from readers
Dear friends
New interns Sarah Gilman and Brett Wilkison; remembering Robert E. "Bob" Wolf; HCN potluck in Tucson
The Latest Bounce
Who rewrote Park Service’s management policies?; judge permits building of U.S.-Mexico border fence; Superintendent David Hunsaker leaves Utah’s Escalante National Monument; judge says Forest Service blew his ruling out of proportion
Dear friends
Happy Holidays from HCN; festive recipes; Juan Butron wins award
The Latest Bounce
"Speed dating" brings Utah legislators and lobbyists together; EPA cleaning up fewer sites; Fallon, Nev., residents breathing dangerous tungsten and cobalt; poaching at Wyoming drill rigs
Dear friends
Visitors; notes from readers; corrections
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