See you in July

  • Ben Johnson

    Nathan Rice
 

This will be the last issue you receive for a month; we skip an issue four times a year. Look for the next HCN to hit your mailbox around July 25, and in the meantime, visit our website, newtowncarshare.info, for fresh blog posts, new Writers on the Range columns and other exciting content.

Summer visitors
Ben Johnson came down to our hometown of Paonia, Colo., from nearby Grand Junction to visit HCN and check out our beloved nano-brewery, Revolution Brewing; in doing so, he has now visited every microbrewery on Colorado's Western slope. With that feat under his belt, he is ready to move to Fort Collins and begin his employment with the local electrical utility, a welcome change after 15 years of culinary work, he says.

The president of Colorado Trout Unlimited, Sinjin Eberle, ventured over from Denver for Paonia's Third Annual Gears and Bears bicycle festival. Sinjin grew up in Paonia with the children of Ed and Betsy Marston (who published and edited HCN for 19 years). Sinjin keeps an eye on roadless area and oil and gas issues for TU.

Readers Lindsey and Dana Thomas of Redlands, Calif., came into town for the HCN community potluck on June 10, during a trip to nearby Crawford, where they own property. Dana is a former farmer turned packer and shipper of avocados, while Lindsey is an environmental consultant. They were headed next to a five-day float on the Yampa River.

Three generations came to visit the office in mid-June. Ginny and Adam Mack of Fort Collins, Colo., brought along their 8-month-old son Thomas and Ginny's grandparents, Janet and Ray Griffith of Tucson, Ariz. The family was on a nostalgic vacation to Paonia, where Ginny's grandfather lived. She has fond memories of swimming in the local irrigation ditches.

A fine fellow
Former HCN Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Thompson has been selected as one of five 2011-2012 Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The nine-month program for experienced journalists includes coursework, seminars, independent projects and field trips in the region. Jonathan, now a freelance journalist, is currently based in Berlin. Congrats, Jonathan!

Opuntia vs. Oenothera
Alert reader Luke Brandy of Fort Collins, Colo., sent us a note about our June 13 review of Wyoming's Red Desert: A Photographic Journey: "The photo labeled as an evening primrose is actually a (prickly pear) cactus flower. I am quick to recognize Opuntia flowers because I enjoy stimulating their thigmotactic anthers." The photo was taken by Ken Driese; we regret the caption mix-up. And next time we come across a prickly pear in bloom, we'll be sure to tickle it.

--Jodi Peterson for the staff

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