Items by Jodi Peterson 

"Shoot locally"
First annual Paonia Film Festival; Pronghorn Passage; Craig Childs wins Desert Writers Award; correction.
Sucking up gold
California and Oregon try to control suction dredge mining in rivers.
Roadless redux
Colorado forges ahead with rules to protect roadless forests.
Welcome, Todd; goodbye, Ellen
High Country News welcomes new outreach director Todd Chamberlin and says goodbye to Ellen Kraus, our subscriber services staffer; writerly readers come to call; Tara Waters Lumpkin launches online magazine Izilwane.
Bison back-and-forth
The tussle over tribal management of the National Bison Range continues.
Spring fever, skipped issue
Spring fever, skipped issue
High Country News skipped issue; Paul Larmer's son, Zachary, and friends invent "The Caboose," a device that assists the disabled; Amy Goodman visits Paonia; new books by Tracy Ross and Hannah Nordhaus; clarification.
Grant received, grant given
Grant received, grant given
High Country News Contributing Editor Matt Jenkins gets grant; Betsy Marston helps obtain grant for Delta County schools; Ana Maria Spagna's new book about community; clarifications.
Mustang management gets an overhaul
BLM announces "fundamental reforms" in its wild horse and burro program
Western wildlife commissions on the chopping block
Western wildlife commissions on the chopping block
In Washington and New Mexico, state wildlife commissions could become a thing of the past.
Ozone in the air
Air pollution over gas fields is sometimes worse than in major cities.
Cy-board meeting
Cy-board meeting
High Country News board meets via Web and phone; Gretchen Aston-Puckettt to leave HCN; new website, new cleaners, new job for Ariana Brocious; map clarification
Yet another tar-sands hazard
Acidic oil from tar sands endangers the public and the environment.
Quieting the Grand Canyon cacophony
A proposed cut in airborne tourism may make the park less noisy.
Welcome, new interns
Welcome, new interns
High Country News welcomes new interns, Nathan Rice and Sierra Crane-Murdoch; visitors, self-reported; corrections.
The latest: NPS' Teresa Chambers
U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chamber returns to her job after being fired for whistleblowing.
The latest: Biomass emissions
The EPA will not regulate greenhouse gas emissions from biomass facilities for the next three years.
Young, All-American, Deported
Undocumented youth grow up here, then get kicked out.
A marketing tune-up
A marketing tune-up
High Country News gets advice on marketing; holiday visitors; Lisa Song gets reporting job and Michelle Nijhuis wins grant; farewell, Bill Freudenburg.
The latest: Northern spotted owl
The latest: Northern spotted owl
According to scientific reviewers, Obama's new draft for managing the northern spotted owl is better than Bush's plan but still flawed.
Canis lupus update
A wandering Colorado wolf turned out to have been poisoned.
Rep. Giffords -- moderate, and green
Injured Arizona congresswoman is a centrist and a strong supporter of the environment
The best of the Top 10s
In which we pick our favorite year-end lists.
May your holidays be bright
May your holidays be bright
High Country News takes Christmas break; visitors on wheels, recent books by HCN writers; corrections.
"Warranted, but precluded"
Wolverines take a seat in the Endangered Species waiting room.
Santa goat is coming to town!
High Country News will host Holiday Open House; poets, bikers and wine-lovers come to call; clarifications.
Send us a letter, the sooner the better
Send us a letter, the sooner the better
High Country News wants to hear from readers; Stephanie Paige Ogburn joins to HCN as multimedia editor; falling leaves and fall visitors; corrections.
Canyoneering, four ways
Forthcoming documentary explores notorious sport.
HCN bids farewell to an old friend
HCN bids farewell to an old friend
Remembering William L. Berry Jr.; Jonathan Thompson wins Special Citation from 2010 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism; corrections.
Burning questions about biomass
Burning questions about biomass
Getting energy from biomass is more complicated -- and perhaps less green -- than it seems.
Hello, and goodbye
High Country News welcomes new assistant editor Cally Carswell and says goodbye to business employee Jessica Spencer; Sen. Michael Bennet visits; Paonia "hippie reunion"; visitors.
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