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    It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Originally published in Huckmagazine

    Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson may well be climbing’s first household names. But not everyone knows the demons they stared down when they completed the world’s toughest free climb.

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    Nott’s Landing

    From Winter/Spring, 2015 Montecito Journal 

    In the highly unlikely circumstance you found yourself awake and tromping about the extremely isolated desert surrounding Roswell, New Mexico in the early morning of October 24, and you happened to hear a sonic boom and looked up to the heavens and saw something possibly man-shaped piercing the atmosphere faster than the speed of light, rest assured, it wasn’t Iron Man, or distant relatives coming to claim the mythological Roswell Alien.

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    What One Wolf’s Extraordinary Journey Means for the Future of Wildlife in America

    Published by TakePart

    The three-year, 3,000-mile trek of OR7 has altered scientific debates and state policy. But would he find a mate?

    On Feb. 5, 2014, the world’s most famous wolf woke up somewhere along the Oregon-California border, very likely in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a landscape of Alpine forests and grassland valleys. For the better part of a year he had been making his home in this place where the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou mountains converge.

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    About Joe

    JOE DONNELLY is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor.

    Recent work has appeared in Huck, takepart.com, Orion, The Surfer’s Journal, Montecito Journal and more. His “First-Time Dad at 50″ column run biweekly at Reimagine.me and he writes about food and life for The Argonaut. His short story “Bonus Baby” is slated for the Spring issue of Zyzzyva.

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JOE DONNELLY is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor. Most recently, he was the executive editor of Mission and State (missionandstate.org), an exercise in elegant, dynamic, in-depth digital journalism. Donnelly was hired in January 2013 to start up this nonprofit, Santa Barbara-based project, funded through national grants and local matching funds. When he left in March of 2014, Mission and State had earned a national reputation and had attracted a deeply engaged and dedicated readership. Read More

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Nott’s Landing

From Winter/Spring, 2015 Montecito Journal 

In the highly unlikely circumstance you found yourself awake and tromping about the extremely isolated desert surrounding Roswell, New Mexico in the early morning of October 24, and you happened to hear a sonic boom and looked up to the heavens and saw something possibly man-shaped piercing the atmosphere faster than the speed of light, rest assured, it wasn’t Iron Man, or distant relatives coming to claim the mythological Roswell Alien.

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Welcome to Wolf Country

Published by Orion

Last year, OR7, the first wild wolf to roam California in nearly a century, met his mate and started a pack in southern Oregon. Sightings of another wolf in the area were reported earlier this week. Author Joe Donnelly took a recent trip to Oregon, retracing his travels described in “Lone Wolf,” his story about OR7 that appeared in the September/October 2013 issue of Orion.

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Lone Wolf

A Forsaken Predator Reappears… From September/October 2013 issue of Orion magazine

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The Homecoming of The Wolf

From September issue of Vegas7

After near-extermination – the gray wolf has experienced a Western revival. This is the story of the first one to return to California—and the forces ranged against it.

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