High Country News, the nonprofit newsmagazine headquartered in Paonia, is kicking off its 50th anniversary this week. Founded in Lander, Wyoming in 1970, the publication relocated to Paonia in 1983 under the leadership of Ed and Betsy Marston. High Country News became well known for its deep dives into the stories of the West’s complex environmental and natural resources issues, and its diverse communities and cultures. The latest leader of High Country News is executive director and publisher Greg Hanscom, hired in March 2020. KVNF’s Gavin Dahl begins the interview by asking Greg about the evolution of the magazine’s staff model to include a broader range of perspectives across the west, including more Native voices.