Items by Chip Giller
Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden wins narrowly over Republican Gordon Smith in the election to replace Sen. Bob Packwood.
President Clinton says the salvage rider to the rescissions bill he signed in July has opened up the wrong forests to logging.
Some timber cutting resumes on the Southwestern national forests where logging was halted by a recent federal injunction.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt denounces the 1872 Mining Law for forcing him to sign over 110 acres of Idaho land worth $1 billion to a Danish mining company for $275.
"Colony and Empire: The Capitalist Transformation of the American West" by William G. Robbins is reviewed.
The Supreme Court ruled that FBI agents acted correctly when they confiscated a valuable allosaur fossil, nicknamed "Sue," in South Dakota.
Radiant Days: Writings by Enos Mills contains essays by the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park."
- 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