Items by Betsy Marston
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.
Montana artist Dana Boussard in her own words on the duty of artists to grapple with the changing West.
Geology lessons in Grand Teton National Park, 13-year-old Buddhist lama in Wyoming, camouflage lingerie, California theme parks, Moab's sarcastic police blotter, abduction by aliens in Arizona, close encounters with bears and porcupines.
Paonia's Cherry Days festival, summer visitors, corrections, and Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife head, dies of cancer at age 49, also obituary for Harley Greiman by Ed Marston.
Tourist encounters in national parks, thievery and honesty in Colorado and Nevada, testing Olestra in Grand Junction, Colo., fiberglass cow in Park City, Utah, runs into trouble with planning commission, DIA and tornadoes, etc., and competition for mines
HCN's summer break, odds and ends, summer interns Greg Hanscom and Jared Farmer, Paul Larmer visits Utah rancher Hardy Redd.
- Carl Reese on Five Western waterways worse than the orange Animas
- Steve Snyder on The Endangered Species Act's biggest experiment
- Ray Ring on Montana farmers start talking climate change
- Wayne L Hare on Dispatch from a medic on the North Star Fire in Washington
- Tom McCall on Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought