Items by Todd Hinnen

A battle for turf on a flat-top mountain
Forest Service seeks to limit all-terrain vehicle access to Colorado's Grand Mesa.
A silver lining
University of Montana economist Thomas Michael Power says the mining reform bill proposed by Rep. Nick Rahall will help the West economically.
Defunct refinery fouls Wyoming river
The Sierra Club charges that a Texaco oil refinery is polluting the North Platte River in Wyoming.
Miners drop 490,000 claims to avoid fees
A mining reform implemented by Congress and enforced by the BLM causes miners to abandon 50 percent of their claims.
Hunter finds Trouble and kills her
Trouble, the grizzly that escaped from a wildlife refuge, is shot and killed by hunter Timothy O'Leary.