Lords of Yesterday
As long-time observers of the West, we've seen our share of booms and busts. Nothing in the West lasts forever, but we, the members of this esteemed team – the Lords of Yesterday – understand that we can get as close to immortality as possible by nurturing the Lords of Tomorrow.
The HCN Intern program is one the best places we know for educating the Western Titans of tomorrow. But we need your help to keep this program vibrant.
A High Country News
intern alum has offered the intern program a generous $10,000 donation –
provided that the rest of us, parsed out into teams like this one, can raise
enough money to match the sum.
We hope to raise $1,500 (or more!) towards that goal, so we’re asking you to make a donation through this website page.
Our team is made of some well-seasoned veterans:
One of the first Paonia-based HCN interns (class of 1984), Paul stuck around so long that now he is HCN's executive director.
The HCN Board Treasurer from Boom-and-Bust Nevada (ok, he's from Reno not Vegas) is not only fast and loose with money, but also one of the state's most vigorous progressive activists, fighting for justice on all fronts, human and natural.
The cowboy-booted HCN Board President from Sheridan, Wyoming, not only knows how to rope, pull and brand them, but he also helps communities develop sustainable economic and environmental strategies through his work with the Sonoran Institute.
The mountain-climbing, former Congressional staffer based in Old Snowmass, Colorado has long been a wilderness warrior and conservation deal-maker. He's also the longest standing board member in HCN history – with 24 years of service.
The former Olympic hopeful marathoner and 10k meter man from Boulder, Colorado, helps major outdoor companies better define their brands; he also spends as much time as he can touring the remote corners of the West. He's been on HCN's board for two years, and wants to ride the HCN Intern Brand to the finish line.
Don't let the name fool you. Wayne has little hair. But he compensates for it with a remarkable muscularity, both physical and mental. When he isn't posting provocative musings on HCN's website, Wayne can most often be found on a bike or in a kayak, patrolling Western Colorado's wild-lands for the Bureau of Land Management.