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    Ranchers win again

    Ranchers win state grazing permits in New Mexico after eight of nine competing bids by environmentalists are rejected by the state.

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    The disagreement is total

    Would-be miner Ron Pene and the BLM disagree on Westwater Canyon's wilderness.

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    Is another senator backpedaling?

    Sportsmen and conservationists criticize Craig Thomas for not considering public access in his bill to turn over BLM land to states.

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    Report blasts land giveaways

    The Natural Resources Defense Council's report "Selling Our Heritage" blasts congressional plans to give away public lands.

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    Right-of-way or give-away?

    A bill introduced by Rep. Jim Hansen of Utah could allow roads to be bulldozed across national parks and wilderness areas.

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    BLM land: outstanding opportunities for crowding

    Increased tourism on BLM lands forces the agency to rethink its management plans.

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    How the BLM killed a cow to save a canyon and stop the paperwork

    The removal of a lone cow from Utah's Chimney Canyon cost reams of paperwork, road-building and human effort.

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    Irony piles on irony in Wyoming

    A proposed private-federal land swap designed to preserve Wyoming's Spring Gulch Ranch raises controversy and charges of elitism.

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    Can BLM save the grass, and itself?

    The BLM begins fighting back in a last-ditch effort to save grazing reform - and the agency itself - from legislation that would halt reform and turn over public lands to the state.

  • Uncommon Westerners

    A progressive bureaucrat signs off

    Ed Marston interviews HCN reader Daniel Beard, who resigns as Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Sept. 1.

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    BLM stumped by squatter

    Former militia member Ken Medenbach is barred from the 10 acres of federal land he "seized" and began to log last spring.

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    Outdoor museum preserved for now

    Two geologists help preserve carved bedrock of Idaho's Big Wood River.

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    A grim Wyoming hearing for BLM and greens

    Petroleum industry criticizes BLM proposal for managing Wyoming's Grass Creek area, during a heated public hearing.

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    'Marvel'ous auction in Idaho

    Conservationist Jon Marvel loses bid to rancher at a state-land grazing auction in Idaho Falls.

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    Are the feds land-grabbers?

    A General Accounting Office report on federal lands acreage reveals conflicting statistics.

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