Dear Friends

  • Blair and Susan Feulner with Fluffy-Jack the dog in Paonia

    JOANN KALENAK
 

Radio Special

Radio High Country News will return to the airwaves in mid-November for a special one-hour show called “Atomic Tales: Living in the Nuclear West.” The program will explore our region’s cradle-to-grave relationship with all things nuclear — a relationship that reaches from the dawn of the nuclear age to the burial of radioactive waste. You may want to contact the folks at your local public radio station to see if they’ll be airing this special show. For details, contact producer Krissy Clark at [email protected]

Visitors

Speaking of radio, Blair and Susan Feulner, co-managers of Community Wireless, which runs public radio station KPCW in Park City, Utah, and KCPW in Salt Lake City, stopped in while taking some time off from the studio.

Phil and Mary Stern, subscribers since HCN’s Lander, Wyo., days, visited from Meeker Park, Colo., along with Joan Thurman, who came all the way from sunny Wales. Former HCN marketing director Steve Mandell came back for a visit from his new home base in Chicago, where he’s now a brand manager for Jim Beam. Mick Syzek, a crew leader and instructor with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, came by on his way home from a two-day trail maintenance project at Colorado National Monument that drew 150 volunteers.

The University of Denver’s Don Sullivan rolled in with a passel of geography and natural resources students who’d been doing fieldwork on nearby Grand Mesa, and John Zwierzycki, chairman of the Sierra Club’s Weminuche Group and vice-chair of the Rocky Mountain Chapter, came by.

Longtime subscribers Tom and Lynn Goerold paid us a visit from Golden, Colo., as did Liza Simpson and Chris Wickland of Park City, Utah, who were out for a community leadership conference in Grand Junction. Ken Donnell and Judy Johnson from Greenville, Calif., stopped in on the way to Estes Park for a yoga conference. Rudy Lukez, Dana Schaefer and 1-year-old Jillian from Highlands Ranch, Colo., took time out from a camping trip to visit us.

Dick Merritt from Basalt visited us. Mykie Stanford stopped in on her way back to California, to say hello and to meet staff artist Diane Sylvain. And Jonathan Budner, Heather Helming and Justina Bolz — all friends of HCN contributing editor Michelle Nijhuis — came by during visits from Oregon and Washington for Michelle’s wedding.

Corrections

Rock Ringling of the Montana Land Reliance wrote with a correction to our Sept. 15 feature story on the Flathead Valley: “Of the 516 conservation easements that we have completed with landowners, 99 percent were donated. Contrary to your article, MLR is not in the business of purchasing conservation easements.”

A printer’s error chopped off the far right side of last issue’s page 2, along with the photo credit for the shot of Tom Bell and HCN board members. Thanks to Gretchen Aston-Puckett for the photo.

And, due to editing inaccuracies, a story on beryllium contamination at a Department of Energy office complex in Las Vegas said “the contamination was kept secret until this fall,” and that the DOE “quietly relocated” employees at the facility. The Department of Energy publicly announced the contamination when it was discovered in March 2002, and the story was covered in both of Las Vegas’ major daily newspapers, the Review-Journal and the Sun.

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