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  • A timber country memoir

    Robert Leo Heilman's "Overstory: Zero; Real Life in Timber Country" portrays life in a logging community.

  • Hogs and a small town co-exist

    A smaller hog farm in Albin, Wyo., is more or less welcome in the community, because the owner is local.

  • The West's lax rules draw hog factories

    Factory hog farms that met resistance in the East and Midwest are moving West, drawn by lax regulations.

  • The Cowboy State gets shook up by 100,000 hogs

    Local activists in Wheatland, Wyo., band together to fight an industrial hog farm that would produce 100,000 pigs a year - and a lot of unpleasant products.

  • Marathon Oil sues to get into roadless area

    Marathon Oil Company is suing to get into lands pulled from a routine oil and gas lease sale because they are in a roadless, possible wilderness area.

  • Timber mill dreams of museum

    Hull-Oakes Lumber Company wants to make a museum of a 90-year-old mill near Monroe, Ore., but environmentalists believe the company's stipulating that it get subsidized timber at the mill won't wash.

  • Nevada ranchers win water rights

    Nevada's attorney general takes away the BLM's right to hold stock-water rights and says such rights belong solely to ranchers.

  • Frogs sport too many legs

    Scientists say the eight-legged frogs showing up in western Oregon are probably victims of a trematode parasite.

  • Frogs sport too many legs

    Scientists say the eight-legged frogs showing up in western Oregon are probably victims of a trematode parasite.

  • Coyotes could get culled

    Biologist Alan Clark believes that the only way to help the declining population of the endangered Columbia white-tailed deer is to begin to kill coyotes on the Washington wildlife refuge the deer live on.

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