Staffing, and a trip outside Paonia

  • Alyssa Pinkerton, our new major gifts officer, left, and Laurie Milford, our new development director.

    HCN Photo
 

At the end of September, High Country News staff and board traveled to Berkeley, California, for one of our annual meetings. We love these trips afield, where we get to connect with members of the broader HCN community. One highlight was a talk by Dave Rolloff, professor of recreation, parks and tourism administration at California State University, Sacramento, who spoke at a fundraiser about the value of HCNU — a fast-growing program that provides free copies of the magazine to college and high school classrooms. Two of Dave’s students, Taylor Rucker and Christopher Gregory, discussed the impact the magazine has had on their education and career paths. A big thanks to all three.

While in Berkeley, we also hosted a public forum on the “Fate of Our Public Lands.” Managing Editor Brian Calvert moderated a panel of three staff members — D.C. Correspondent Elizabeth Shogren, Associate Editor Tay Wiles and Executive Director Paul Larmer — who discussed some of the major threats to our public lands: climate change, extremism and a lack of diversity both on the public lands and in the agencies that manage them. More than 100 people from around the Bay Area showed up, asking many terrific questions that show how engaged our community remains in public-lands issues. We are grateful to everyone who came out.

We’ve had a busy few weeks in Paonia, starting with some staffing adjustments. We’re excited to announce that our former development director, Alyssa Pinkerton, has been promoted to become our new major gift officer. Our new development director is Laurie Milford, who served previously as the executive director for the Wyoming Outdoor Council. And Paige Blankenbuehler has been promoted to assistant editor. Paige has been an integral part of the magazine for nearly a year and a half now, first as an intern and then as a fellow. We are thrilled to have these great folks on our team.

Quite a few visitors swung through town while autumn leaf-peeping on Colorado’s Western Slope. Paul and Shaun Schlafly from Farmington, New Mexico, who have subscribed to the magazine for 30 years, stopped by, along with Bob Vocke, from Fort Collins, and Bob and Pam Jacobel from Northfield, Minnesota. The Jacobels have subscribed since 1976. As always, thanks for your dedication to the magazine, and for paying us a visit.

A few corrections: “Taking initiative” (HCN, 10/3/16) stated that Washington state Democrats oppose a state carbon-tax measure. While the state party and many party leaders have taken that position, other members and candidates support it. In the same issue, a caption for the photo of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument incorrectly identified its management agency. It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. On the back page (HCN, 9/19/16), we misidentified the location of a photo near the U.S.-Mexico border. The photo was taken near Tijuana. We regret the errors.

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