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Hot papers wanted
A fire conference is held in Yellowstone.
Hit the trail
The Colorado Trail Foundation needs volunteers.
Opal Creek to remain wild
The Friends of Opal Creek receives a 3,000 acre land donation in the Cascade Range worth $12.6 million.
Birth control for wild horses
The BLM administers birth control to wild horses to limit herd sizes.
Tale of two predators
A mountain lion and wolf study in Montana will try to determine if the two species can coexist.
Grazing fees sink
Grazing fees drop for the second year in a row.
A new guard in Utah
Grand County, Utah, gets a new council, after the old council is removed amidst charges of corruption.
Wild flicks
The 16th International Wildlife Film Festival will be held in Missoula.
The whole enchilada
The Colorado Environmental Coalition will map the major ecosystems of the Rockies.
Revisiting the frontier thesis
A conference on changing western communities will be held at California's University of Redlands.
Just looking = $$
An Arizona report shows wildlife brings tourist dollars.
Free to ski
The Backcountry Ski Alliance wants non-motorized areas designated on Colorado public lands.
Fish and the Colorado River
Critical habitat areas are proposed to protect the Colorado squawfish, the humpback chub, the bonytail chub, and the razorback sucker.
Energy reports
The DOE seeks comments on reports that examine problems within the agency.
Broader than Oregon
The Oregon Rivers Council changes its name to the Pacific Rivers Council.
Bottles up
Coors Brewing Co. will recycle glass from its recycling center in Colorado.
A new peer group
Jeff Debonis will help start PEER: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Drilling approved in Montana
Environmental groups will appeal a decision allowing exploratory oil drilling in the Badger - Two Medicine Wilderness Area.
Ornery grand jury
A grand jury report on the environmental crimes at the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb plant is released.
Words into chairs
Earth Partners wants to turn old newspapers into fiberboard at a Nevada plant.
High pressure bust
An oil and gas production firm's wastewater disposal in Montana could contaminate groundwater.
Calls for reform
Summitville mine pollution may lead to new reclamation regulations in Colorado.
Timber company fined for political fliers
A timber company is fined for distributing political flyers along with paychecks.
Survey attacks logging
A Forest Service survey reveals eight of ten residents in Montana disapprove of logging practices.
Sierra old growth spared
A Forest Service clearcut ban in California protects old growth and the spotted owl.
Idaho nixes fish farm
A fish farm plan that would have ruined one of the last clean springs on the Snake River is blocked.
Coyote kill protested
ADC shootings from helicopter threaten wolves in Montana.
Yosemite the `model'
A new Yosemite concessionaire bids high to take over commercial business in the park.
Boom town for sale - cheap
A nuclear power company attempts to sell a mining town after the uranium market collapses.
The Rosetta brochure
The EPA publishes a guide to its abbreviations and technical terms.