Items by Betsy Marston

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.
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Warm weather, intern Jenny Emery, corrections and emendations, Research Fund appeal, NewtWatch and us, HCN holiday gathering.
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Federal shutdown, lions and bears, visitors.
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Larry Tuttle ends 1,872-mile walk; Karl Hess Jr. visits; other visitors; advertising; name confusion.
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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.
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Chip Rawlins' burlesque opera "The Merchants of Menace," corrections, weather and visitors.
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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.
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Skipped issue, board meeting announcement, interns Ross Freeman and Anders Halverson.
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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.
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Another special issue, Chip Rawlins reading, visitors.
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Hunting season, Bruce Selcraig is visiting journalist, fall visitors
For the full scolding
BuRec falls down on job of managing water, audit concludes.
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Society of Environmental Journalists meets in Utah; visitors; growth issue a hit.
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Energy award, marriages and visits, corrections, Charles Wilkinson
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Arrival of Ray Ring and family, visitors, corrections.
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Wake fire near Paonia, 14 firefighters killed near Glenwood Springs.
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Good news for staff; Fan mail for Gretchen; Recycled paper; Flights over Grand Canyon; March for trees; Visitors.
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Odds and ends, HCN survey, avalanches in northwest, intern Peter McBride.
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