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A $100,000 tortoise
The Silver State Leasing Co. receives $100,000 fine for killing a desert tortoise during construction near Las Vegas.
More questions for Packwood
The Oregon Bar Association considers sanctions over harrassment charges against Packwood.
Wilderness bill for Colorado advances
The Colorado House approves legislation proposing 711,170 new acres of wilderness.
Biowarfare is back
The army resumes chemical weapons testing at the Dugway Proving Ground.
The last sockeye?
Only three sockeye salmon return to spawn at Redfish Lake.
Shooting in the West
BLM Director Jim Baca proposes new regulations for filming on public lands.
A bird, a plane, no, a missile
Rep. Karen Shepherd spearheads resistance to missile flyovers in Utah.
Grazers and greenies agree on reforms
The High Country Citizens' Alliance and the Gunnison County Stockgrowers work together on a grazing proposal.
Takings and givings
'The Workbook', a guide to the skirmishes over grazing and the Catron County movement by Barry Sims, is reviewed.
Rails with trails
The Rails to Trails Conservancy says that trails can be built next to active rail lines.
Montana for grownups
'The Montana Frontier: Old Dreams, New Realities' conference will be hosted by Montana State University.
Great Basin Adventures
Several Great Basin trips are available.
Go with the flow
Oregon State University sponsors a class on rivers.
Film indicts clearcuts
'Wilderness: The Last Stand', a film by Miranda Smith, criticizes the timber industry and the Forest Service in Montana.
Environmental heroines
Tambrands sponsors the Environmental Women of Action awards.
Floods fade, fires feared
Current floods don't signal an end to the West's drought.
Pistol-packing pickers
Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.
Here comes trouble
Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.
A culinary threat to desert tortoises
A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.
State can cut its trees
A federal court in San Francisco rules that timber grown on Washington state lands can be exported.
Drought costs firms big bucks
Arizona charges two concessionaires $1.3 million for dumping trash in Lake Powell.
Do grizzlies need more protection?
A legal battle rages over reclassification of grizzlies from threatened to endangered species.
Lawsuit cools Rogue River jets
A homeowner and an environmental group file a suit arguing that jet-boats on the Rogue River violate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Fish gotta spawn
The Bureau of Reclamation's drawdown of the Island Park Reservoir hurts trout.
County says Hell, No
County residents say "no' to a proposal to make Hells Canyon a national park .
Troubled waters
The National Parks and Conservation Association warns that water pollution and depletion plague the country's national parks.
Touch the earth
The Belknap Reservation and the WILD Foundation host a conference on indigenous living.
New den for grizzly research
Jackson Hole will become the home of the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation's center for bear research.
Dune the Right Thing in Oregon
ORVs may be banned from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Cutting trees for the forest
A conference hosted by Oregon State University focuses on cutting trees to enhance ecosystems.