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  • A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo

    A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo

    The retired Park Service superintendent stands by her controversial decision not to allow a major bike race in the monument, and continues to be passionate about preserving landscapes.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Assistant Interior Secretary Rebecca Watson resigns; Texas oil baron Oscar Wyatt indicted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal; Congress won’t fund "bunker buster" nukes; Fish and Wildlife OK with lynx mortality at proposed Wolf Creek ski village

  • Business booster still guides national park rules

    Conservationists fear that the new National Park Service management policy will reduce environmental protection at the expense of commercial interests

  • The year 2011, in apocalyptic weather events

    The year 2011, in apocalyptic weather events

    Fire and flood, snowstorms and droughts, downburst winds and desert haboobs -- 2011 brought incredibly wacky weather to the West.

  • Justice delayed but finally delivered

    Justice delayed but finally delivered

    After 15 long years, Elouise Cobell's class action suit over missing Indian trust fund accounts has been settled.

  • How Christo's opponents can change your mind

    How Christo's opponents can change your mind

    Amazing, isn't it, how really wacky arguments against a thing can turn you into an unwilling supporter of it – in this case, artist Christo’s project to drape Colorado's Arkansas River.

  • Who will be the West’s new boss?

    Who will be the West’s new boss?

    The Interior secretary is the nation's top wildlife manager and federal landlord, managing 507 million acres, 600 dams and 68 percent of the nation's energy reserves.

  • While you were voting …

    While you were voting …

    While the nation is distracted by the election, the Bush administration races ahead with environmental policy changes.

  • A cheer for Interior Secretary Salazar's new approach

    A cheer for Interior Secretary Salazar's new approach

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is not to blame for the oil and gas industry’s economic problems

  • Death of an era

    Death of an era

    High Country News remembers Stewart Udall, the legendary Interior secretary.

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