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Know the West

Poignant and heartwarming


The last two feature stories (“What Are We Doing Here?” HCN, 8/6/18; “Where the West Is Moving — and Why,” HCN, 8/20/18) were especially objective, well-researched, poignant and heartwarming. I’m a somewhat elderly dude who has spent much of my life working with and enriched by a wide variety of diverse folks. Also, my church is the sacred outdoors. Both of these main articles richly embodied these paramount themes (nature, immigration and culture). I’m glad to continue my longtime subscription to your magazine, together with several members of my family, continuing the tradition of our deceased mother, Gloria, who fought to keep Tom Bell’s noble dream alive when it was struggling.

Jim Barron
Gunnison, Colorado