The hits just keep on coming, but not in the radio sense that the Zellots think about. Judy Pasternak, who won a prestigious enviro reporting award this year for her four-part series on the poisonous legacy of uranium mining on Navajo land, is leaving the LAT Washington bureau after 24 years at the paper to write her book and do a Stanford fellowship (at the Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West.) Here's a link to some other prizes she has won. As I noted in April (second item) she got a contract to write "Yellow Dirt," based on the Navajo stories, for Free Press. Pasternak says she volunteered after realizing "It's time. I just don't want to be there anymore."