High Country News gets visitors and a new employee

  • Stopping by the office to talk shop were, from left, Marc Morton, Natalie Trombly, Patricia Schoch and Denis Moynihan.

    Neil LaRubbio
  • Angela Caldwell, new HCN circulation assistant.

    Neil LaRubbio
 

Angela Caldwell started as HCN's new circulation assistant in May. She'll help us keep track of new subscriptions and renewals here at our home office in Paonia, Colo. A resident of the North Fork Valley for 14 years, Angela says she doesn't miss the hustle of her hometown, Aurora, on the state's busy Front Range. In her "spare time," she's completing an associate's degree in business at Colorado Mesa University. Her husband, Dustin, works as a mechanic at the nearby Bowie coal mine. With 2-year-old daughter Ava, the family enjoys being at home on their little spread at the end of a dead-end road, where there are deer and mountains and peace all around.

BIKERS COME TO CALL

When longtime HCN subscriber Mike Kuseik rolled into Paonia in late May to take a peek at our headquarters, his bumper-sticker-bedecked Kawasaki KLR 650 had just hit 2,200 miles. For the previous three weeks, Mike -- a healthcare consultant from Laramie, Wyo. -- had been touring the West on a pre-summer motorcycle adventure. "It's a great way to see the country," he says.

A team of loyal readers from Denver, Colo. stopped by our office to say hello and talk shop. Denis Moynihan, special projects consultant for the independent TV/radio news program DemocracyNow!, renewed his subscription while he was here. He was accompanied by friends Marc Morton, Patricia Schoch and Natalie Trombly. The group was on its way to the 2012 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, a cycling race that runs from Durango to Silverton; cyclists try to beat the narrow-gauge train on its run between the two towns. Marc told us he's been handing out HCN subscriptions to his more conservative acquaintances. Thanks, Marc; we try our best to be an equal opportunity magazine -- politically and otherwise.

CORRECTIONS

In our May 14 cover story, "Los Angeles Against the Mountain," the writer's interview with Nancy Steele, executive director of the Council for Watershed Health, took place in January 2011 rather than January 2010. And our May 28 cover story, "The Gila Bend Photon Club," incorrectly identified the head of the Arizona Corporation Commission as Greg Pierce. The chairman's name is, in fact, Gary Pierce. HCN regrets the errors.

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