A return from our spring hiatus

HCN receives an American Society of Journalists and Authors award and a lovely tribute to our former publisher.

 

High Country News is back in action after a quarterly issue break. We hope you used the extra time to work through that ever-growing pile of old issues from the past few months.

Cally Carswell, pictured at home in Santa Fe, recently received renown for an essay on living there.
Stefan Wachs for High Country News

At the end of March, we said goodbye to Contributing Editor Cally Carswell, who is taking a staff position at the New Mexico state Legislature. She is joining a team that does in-depth research projects on state programs and makes policy recommendations, so her reporting chops are sure to come in handy. We are excited for Cally, but sad to see her go; her keen-eyed, elegantly written stories and steady editorial hand will be hard to replace. Cally joined the magazine as an intern in 2009, then served a stint as a staff editor. Her stories have won numerous awards, most recently in the “Outstanding Reported Essay” category of the American Society of Journalists and Authors annual awards for her Aug. 6, 2018, personal essay exploring the challenges of living in the arid Southwest as climate change gets worse. Cally said she will miss her colleagues, but added that, “I still count many people I’ve met through HCN as some of my best friends, so I don’t have to miss them too much.”

Spring can’t come soon enough to Gunnison, where the snow is still piled high. Editorial fellow Jessica Kutz recently borrowed a shovel from helpful reader Butch Clark to break up a particularly icy patch on the sidewalk. Clark and his wife, Judy, founded the Coldharbour Institute, a nonprofit that strives to spread sustainable land-management practices, and HCN’s editorial team sees these good people regularly: Their offices are right across the hall at our Gunnison location. There, we recently received a visit from Jim Pribyl, a subscriber and reader since the 1970s, who stopped by while touring Western Colorado University, where he is a new member of the board.

Penny Heuscher with the art she gifted HCN in memory of Ed Marston.
Luna Anna Archey/High Country News

Over in Paonia, reader Penny Heuscher of Cedaredge, Colorado, delivered a framed photograph in memory of longtime High Country News publisher Ed Marston, who died last August. Underneath a photo of the Northern Lights, a small plaque lists some of his many roles: “physicist, journalist, publisher, public lands advocate.” It also bears a quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” Thank you for the lovely tribute, Penny!

Finally, we have a couple of corrections. The story “White fragility and the fight over Marin County’s Dixie School District” (HCN, 3/18/19) stated that school board trustee Marnie Glickman began advocating for a school name change in 2017. In fact, her work began in 2018. And there were two errors in a recent “Heard around the West” (HCN, 3/4/19). The referenced story about a wandering bison and his owner took place in Montana, not Oregon, and the bison’s name is Tonka, not Tonto. We apologize for the errors.

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