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  • County and Forest Service bury the shovel

    Elko County, Nev., has made an agreement with the Forest Service to end the long-running fight over a dirt road in Jarbidge Canyon on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

  • People for the USA! disbands

    People for the USA! says it is officially disbanding due to declining membership and funding, but its members plan to keep their wise-use mission alive by merging with another conservation group, Frontiers for Freedom.

  • Kicking and screaming in Nevada

    The Jarbidge Shovel Brigade's July 4 rally failed to reopen a controversial closed road along Nev.'s Jarbidge River, but the Forest Service's proposal to rebuild the road in a slightly different place so far has satisfied neither wise-users nor enviros.

  • The last Celtic warlord lives in New Mexico

    A profile of Catron County, N.M.'s lawyer, Jim Catron, reveals a man steeped in Celtic and cowboy mythology, and uncompromising in his anti-government fervor.

  • Shoveling vs. sniveling

    A Montana mill owner's plan to send 10,000 shovels to Elko, Nev., so sagebrush rebels can re-open a road closed by the Forest Service, is "a triumph of symbolism over substance," according to the writer.

  • Nevada rebellion ends with a whimper

    What was slated to be a big, vigorous wise-use protest, during which sagebrush rebels would open up an old Forest Service road into Nevada's Jarbidge Wilderness, sputters to a halt with fewer than 50 attendees.

  • What goes around, comes around

    Nye County, Nev., county-movement leader Dick Manning loses two lawsuits in court.

  • Intimidation is on the rise

    The reports by the Oregon-based Western States Center document a chilling rise of incidents of harassment of environmentals and public employees by wise-users' extremist allies.

  • Miners get personal with Miller

    People for the West! stages a protest a BLM decision to allow a massive copper mining project in the historic Robinson mining district is appealed

  • He loves to log

    An Idaho school distributes pro-timber propaganda in the form of the cartoon "Timbear'.

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