Plans for HCN’s 50th anniversary bash come together

From puppies to party planning to new fellowships, we remain busy.

 

Nana enjoys the snow at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado.
Helen Santoro/HCN

From adopting puppies to planning our 50th anniversary bash, we’ve been busy. Here’s the inside scoop from our Paonia, Colorado, headquarters and elsewhere across the West.

Over Christmas, Editorial Fellow Helen Santoro’s wife, Ky, impulsively brought home a 9-week-old fluffy ball of energy with razor-sharp baby teeth. Nana is thought to be part Australian shepherd, mainly due to her looks and her aptitude for herding Helen’s two chagrined cats. Meanwhile, Associate Editor Emily Benson soaked up scientific knowledge at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in December, where she learned about analyzing arsenic in Pacific Northwest ponds and earthquake early warning systems.

Some readers noted the absence of HCN’s annual holiday party. Fear not: We are planning a major 50th anniversary party and picnic in Paonia this summer, and everyone is invited — details to come. Which reminds us: We’d love to see you at our 50th anniversary gala Friday, June 12, at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Dan Flores, longtime HCN contributor and author of The New York Times bestseller Coyote America, is the keynote speaker. Early-bird ticket pricing ends Feb. 28. Visit hcn.org/gala for more details.

We’re also thrilled to announce HCN’s Virginia Spencer Davis Fellowship. “Ginny” grew up on a ranch in California’s Sacramento Valley and was a lifelong conservation advocate. She and her husband, Dick, were active in local land trusts, and after meeting Betsy and Ed Marston in the 1990s, she became an avid HCN fan. She died in 2013, and the fellowship was established by one of her daughters in honor of Ginny’s love of the land and commitment to a healthy environment and good journalism. Yours truly is the grateful first recipient. I’m honored.

Finally, two corrections. We stated that 30 million tons of uranium were removed from the Navajo Nation; it was 30 million tons of uranium ore (“Editor’s Note,” 11/25/19). We also incorrectly stated that the Yurok Tribe is based in Washington (“The Latest,” 12/9/19). It is actually based in California. We regret the errors. 

High Country News Classifieds
  • NORTHERN NEW MEXICO PROJECT MANAGER
    New Mexico Land Conservancy is seeking a qualified Northern New Mexico Project Manager to provide expertise, leadership and support to the organization by planning, cultivating,...
  • GRAPHIC AND DIGITAL DESIGNER
    Application deadline: December 17, 2022 Expected start date: January 16, 2023 Location: Amazon Watch headquarters in Oakland, CA Amazon Watch is a dynamic nonprofit organization...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Eugene, Ore. nonprofit Long Tom Watershed Council is seeking a highly collaborative individual to lead a talented, dedicated team of professionals. Full-time: $77,000 - $90,000...
  • GIS SPECIALIST
    What We Can Achieve Together: The GIS Specialist provides technical and scientific support for Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, data management, and visualization internally and...
  • LOWER SAN PEDRO PROGRAM MANAGER
    What We Can Achieve Together: The Lower San Pedro Program Manager directs some or all aspects of protection, science, stewardship and community relations for the...
  • FOREST RESTORATION SPATIAL DATA MANAGER
    What We Can Achieve Together: The Forest Restoration Spatial Data Manager fills an integral role in leading the design and development of, as well as...
  • WATER PROJECTS MANAGER, SOUTHERN AZ
    What We Can Achieve Together: Working hybrid in Tucson, AZ or remote from Sierra Vista, AZ or other southern Arizona locations, the Water Projects Manager,...
  • SENIOR STAFF THERAPIST/PSYCHOLOGIST: NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT SPECIALIST
    Counseling Services is a department strategically integrated with Health Services within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Our Mission at the Counseling Center...
  • THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IS HIRING A LOCAL INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
    The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming seeks a Local Initiatives Coordinator to join our team. We're looking for a great communicator to develop, manage and advance...
  • LAND AND WATER PROTECTION MANAGER - NORTHERN ARIZONA
    We're Looking for You: Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our...
  • SENIOR CLIMATE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATE
    The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) seeks a Senior Climate Conservation Associate (SCCA) to play a key role in major campaigns to protect the lands, waters,...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Southern Nevada Conservancy Board of Directors announces an outstanding opportunity for a creative leader to continue building this organization. SNC proudly supports Nevada's public...
  • CORTEZ COLORADO LOT FOR SALE
    Historic tree-lined Montezuma Ave. Zoned Neighborhood Business. Build your dream house or business right in the heart of town. $74,000. Southwest Realty
  • ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSTRUCTION GEOPHYSICS
    - We find groundwater, buried debris and assist with new construction projects for a fraction of drilling costs.
  • STRAWBALE HOME BESIDE MONTEZUMA WELL NAT'L MONUMENT
    Straw Bale Home beside Montezuma Well National Monument. Our property looks out at Arizona fabled Mogollon Rim and is a short walk to perennial Beaver...
  • ATTORNEY AD
    Criminal Defense, Code Enforcement, Water Rights, Mental Health Defense, Resentencing.
  • LUNATEC HYDRATION SPRAY BOTTLE
    A must for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Cools, cleans and hydrates with mist, stream and shower patterns. Hundreds of uses.
  • LUNATEC ODOR-FREE DISHCLOTHS
    are a must try. They stay odor-free, dry fast, are durable and don't require machine washing. Try today.
  • PROFESSIONAL GIS SERVICES
    Custom Geospatial Solutions is available for all of your GIS needs. Affordable, flexible and accurate data visualization and analysis for any sized project.
  • A CHILDREN'S BOOK FOR THE CLIMATE CRISIS!!
    "Goodnight Fossil Fuels!" is a an engaging, beautiful, factual and somewhat silly picture book by a climate scientist and a climate artist, both based in...