Items by Shara Rutberg

Do you want fries with that mustang?
A rider in the federal spending bill will end a 34-year-old ban on selling wild horses for slaughter
Do you want fries with that mustang?
The writer hopes the West’s mustangs avoid conversion to horsemeat for the French
Boaters float for their rights
In Colorado, a group of river rafters float the Lake Fork of the Gunnison in defiance of a landowner who has filed suit to stop them, part of a statewide struggle over access and ownership of rivers.
Protester starts her sentence
Former teacher Joni Clark begins a 30-day sentence for tree-sitting in protest of Red Mountain Timber Sale in Colorado's San Juan Mountains.
Amax returns with a vengeance
Cyprus-Amax is determined to start mining molybdenum near Crested Butte, Colo., despite local opposition which defeated the company once 20 years ago.
Paying 1 percent for place
Businesses in the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., have begun offering a 1 percent surcharge on purchases to buy more open space.
Bambi takes a hunter safety course
The book "Stormy and The New Forest" by Tom Storm is reviewed.
Witness
Witness: Endangered Species of North America uses photographs to draw attention to the Endangered Species Act.
Bigots in Big Sky
Montana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issues report on hate groups.
Lawsuits may prey on wolf plans
Both ranchers and environmentalists threaten to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the way wolf reintroduction is being planned.