Items by Betsy Marston
HCN honors the memory of Wyoming's Dick Randall, who went from killing coyotes for Animal Damage Control to being the strongest critic of that agency.
Cows cause fires; cow-car catastrophe; getting gross w/pukey tobacco in AZ.; John Birch conspiracy mongers in WY.; Moab survives spring break; resourceful lost 8-yr.-old in Arches; invading rattlers and depressed alpacas; "Habitat Drive" near Telluride.
Utah politicians, angry at actor Robert Redford's support of the controversial new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, pass a resolution to turn Redford's Sundance resort into a wilderness.
Plaudits for Frank and Deborah Popper; visitors, corrections, and Rob Pudim's "consensus cartoon" comes home.
Science fair project on condoms; nudists worry about neighbors in Ariz.; Moab's concern about teens on slickrock; "genital broke" horse; pet psychic fair in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Yellowstone bison slaughter; ADC helps rich folks in N.M.; workout hints.
Help wanted in Vail; snowboarders are different; "state snake" loses in Idaho; cattle outnumber humans in Mont.; in Utah horse accidents kill people; dog owners miffed; dog argues against political slander; interesting road signs; Helen Chenoweth on guns
Utah grebes miss water in their landing; Airedale stomped by Jackson Hole moose; woman arrested for feeding ice cream to bears near Tucson; ravens feed themselves in Yellowstone; Utah men land plane with the help of bodily fluids; snowboarder lingo.
USFS computers vs. face-to-face communication; "Boyfriend in a Box"; Perfect Match dating service; Colo. elementary school students on love and marriage; "Ranger Barbie"; having a gun but not being rude in Tacoma, Wash.; wacky news in Denver's Westword.
Mark Wattles' 50,000-sq.-ft. Oregon mansion; bee power in Colorado; snail ranching in Oregon; repelling geese with grape spray; Sen. Craig defends Bobby Unser's wilderness trespassing; Valentine's Day "boudoir in the sky" in LA.
"Hello" damned in Kingsville, TX; Virgin Mary appears on Green River, WY garage door; tidal Christmas tree forest in Nome, AK; "Big Dyke Barbie" respects diversity; strange views of Hale-Bopp comet; Asian duck in Idaho; Moab mountain bikes decline.
Yodeling saves lives in Oregon floods; mystery train in Nebraska; dog crap in Aspen; "Blue Mountain Paranoia" in Blanding, Utah; English girl saved from Vail ski lift.
As in Red Lodge, Mont., residents of Livingston also fight to keep their post office downtown, calling it the "lynchpin" of the area.
Militia matchmaking; unexpected risks of deer hunting; the dangerous mushroom-picking business in Oregon; Arizona's Biosphere revisited; what to do when a grizzly attacks, revised.
Winter comes to Paonia; cartoonist Elmer Sprung wins fight with Montana forest officials; intern Sarah Dry; odds and ends; corrections and emendations.
The state of Utah sues Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for trying to "re-inventory" BLM lands for wilderness designation.
Two editors of "Outdoor Life" magazine resign when Colorado bear biologist Tom Beck's essay critical of bear hunting is pulled from an issue of the magazine.
HCN board meeting in Driggs, Idaho; Writers on the Range at HCN; fall visitors; research fund drive; correction.
The Environmental Defense Fund pamphlet, "Anti-Recycling Myths," responds to a New York Times article denouncing recycling.
Fall interns Katie Fesus and Patrick Dowd; and fall brings coolness and rain to the dry, hot Western Slope.
- Paul V. Battaglia on Ranch Diaries: Should we name the animals we raise to eat?
- Adam Neff on Ranch Diaries: Should we name the animals we raise to eat?
- Laura Jean Schneider on Ranch Diaries: Should we name the animals we raise to eat?
- Wendy Beye on Ranch Diaries: Should we name the animals we raise to eat?
- Candace Oathout on No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution