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Dollars trail to Colorado
A Conference on western Colorado trails will take place in Grand Junction.
Trawler catches a leviathan
An Oregon fishing boat hooks a submarine.
Too exotic for Wyoming
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department prohibits the introduction of exotic species at a game ranch.
An unconventional appointment
Clinton nominates Daniel Beard as the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.
Predator control halted
A BLM decision limits predator killing on BLM lands to "emergency control.'
What rough beast ...
The Lawrence Livermore Lab develops a new process that produces oil shale more cheaply.
They're thinking West
Tourism inquiries are up in Wyoming and Montana.
Headway at Headwaters
The West Coast Ancient Forest Activists conference promotes discussion between enviro's and loggers in Oregon.
'Volunteers' poisoned
The Pentagon confirms chemical weapons testing on U.S. soldiers during WWII.
Small can be sustainable
A booklet titled "Six Myths About the Future of Small Towns' suggests small towns shouldn't court industry.
New at the Gray Ranch
The Animas Foundation buys New Mexico's Gray Ranch.
Cleaning up its mess
The United Nuclear Corp. must clean up its Church Rock Mine near Gallup, New Mexico.
Rancher sues rancher
A letter to the editor of a California paper criticizing range conditions causes a $32,000 libel suit.
Mushrooming profits may be hazardous
Mushroom harvests in the Northwest may be harming forests.
Once a road always a road?
An1866 mining law ensures access to public lands.
Bombing stopped at refuge
Navy target practice stops at a Washington coast wildlife refuge.
Small towns under siege
Small towns in the West are threatened by urban refugees and other newcomers.
An ecosystem's attractions are also destructive
A Montana subdivision becomes a sprawling development outside Yellowstone.
Wanted: Women writers
Several women editors plan a book written by women who farm, ranch and work the land.
Speak to Capitol Reef
Comments are sought on the management of Capitol Reef National Park.
Reviving the land-grant universities
A conference on the role of land-grant universities is held at Colorado State University.
High Desert honors
Earle A. Chiles Award recipient is sought for "thoughtful management" of the nation's resources.
Fish and the Colorado River
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service sets hearings for endangered fish in the Colorado River Basin.
A chance to renew and refresh
A mountain retreat is scheduled for environmental activists in New Mexico.
Clinton has chance to change FERC
Four of five Federal Energy Regulatory Commission board members are resigning.
Burnout on the slopes
A Colorado ski instructor is suspended after poking a skier with a pole during an argument.
They do shoot wild horses
The BLM is searching for wild horse shooters.
State cites leaky lab
Los Alamos National Laboratory is fined for storing leaky waste.
Not small for long
A writer ranks the top 10 towns in America (Elko, Nev., wins).
Fossil battle continues
The Black Hills Institute's battle for dinosaur bones continues.