Items by Katie Fesus
Salt Lake City environmentalist Dick Carter of Utah Wilderness Association fame founds a new litigation group, The High Uinta Preservation Council.
Louisiana-Pacific must pay one of the largest product-liability settlements in U.S. history to customers who bought the company's Inner Seal home siding.
In New Mexico, Forest Guardians and the Southwest Environmental Center succeed in winning a bid for a tract of state land on the Rio Puerco River.
Environmentalists oppose the Forest Service's proposal to allow new oil and gas leases in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides wins a lawsuit requiring the EPA to divulge the "inert ingredients" of six pesticides.
Bruce Babbitt signs a historic record of decision to manage Glen Canyon Dam in a way that protects the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
Oregon Caves National Monument says the surrounding Siskiyou National Forest is injuring the caves by logging, mining and grazing.
One-third of Grand Canyon air-tour operators are breaking the law by not reporting flights or paying required fees.
The fate of school-trust lands and other public-land issues divide Democrat Kathy Karpan and Republican Mike Enzi in the race for retiring Sen. Alan Simpson's seat.
In Montana, Republican Marc Racicot will probably stay governor, although other races could tilt the state back to the middle.
- Steve Snyder on Making a monument from scratch
- Deb Dedon on Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest
- Deb Dedon on American Indian students in Utah face harsh discipline
- Bette Korber on The Los Angeles wetland wars
- Garrett Allen on The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking