Paul Larmer

Paul Larmer is the editor of Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News, based in Paonia, Colo.

Enviro learns rural town isn't about Big Timber and Big Mining

“I don’t know what we’re going to do if the mine closes.” The woman’s voice sounds strained and tired through the phone. “I’m going to have to find a job, and we may have to cash in our retirement fund. …