Items by Elizabeth Manning
In the Nov. 7 elections, environmental initiatives, like other initiatives, lost if they would have cost taxpayers money.
"Testimony," a collection of essays and poems by 20 Western writers, hopes to influence legislators to save Utah wilderness.
Japanese-born photographer Kenji Kawano documents the Navajo Marines' "code talkers" of World War II in a new book.
Two government employees sued by Catron County wise-use leader Dick Manning file their own case against him for harassment and malicious prosecution.
Annoying boldface type; Patricia McColm's lawsuits; real estate ruckuses; driving is faster than flying DIA; preserving WPPSS; Belarussians in Utah Wal-Mart; lobster kidnapping; canola oil exhaust and bears; life is less fun.
Former BLM ranger Skip Edwards fights to preserve Utah's Westwater Canyon as wilderness at the same time that miner Ron Pene seeks to develop his family's mining claims in the canyon.
Fund-raising and free speech regulations in the national parks affect both secular and religious groups.
Cows poisoned; antler poaching; brucellosis logo in Yellowstone; overheated black-footed ferrets die; beef fudge recipe; prison near Norwood, Colo., school; salvage logging protest; "drive-through' Ph.D.; Harry Merlo's successor; recreation bulldozing.
The Department of Agriculture investigates one of the nation's largest meatpackers, IBP Inc., for antitrust violations.
The Navajo Nation fires remaining workers at its defunct sawmill and bails out Navajo forest products housing.
Greens spend little time in sports, Shirley MacLaine bucks karma, Utah Rep. Jim Hansen turns chicken, Lake Powell is full of s--, blimps over Grand Canyon, former Idaho Sen. James McClure lobbies for ESA, SUWA accused of overreacting, Navajos' blue jeans
Critics say outdoor magazines such as "Outside" and "Backpacker" exploit the wild places they write about.
The vacancy rate in Colorado resort towns grows as more houses are bought for seldom-used second homes.
County officials where militias are active begin to feel the cost in law enforcement and legal fees, as well as in fewer tourists.
Activist Larry Tuttle begins on 1,872 mile walk from Oregon to Colorado to raise support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.
Costilla County in Colorado's San Luis Valley is trying to prevent a rancher from logging trees at the top of the watershed.
A meeting of Wyoming's governor and other state officials with Nye County, Nev., wise-use rebels falls through after unwelcome publicity from the Wyoming Outdoor Council.
Texaco agrees to clean up North Platte River pollution from a defunct oil refinery after Sierra Club sues.
California retirees Ken and Pat Nute alienate neighbors by describing local houses as eyesores and the town as a dump, on a local TV show.
Wilderness Society president Jon Roush is blasted for selling $140,000 worth of timber from his Western ranch.
Fishery experts say there's no way to eliminate the illegally planted lake trout that are killing native cutthroat in Yellowstone Lake.
A coalition of major environmental groups decides not to appeal Clinton's Option Nine Northwest forest plan.
- Irene Schmidt on A tense confrontation on a quiet Montana road
- Russ McCollum on What we've lost in the Methow Valley wildfires
- James Shepherd on Is Yucca Mountain back on the table?
- John DeVoe on Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
- Krista Jordan on A Western lesson from Cecil the lion: trophy seekers aren't hunters