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    Can sheep and coyote ever coexist?

    Predator Friendly, an unusual alliance of sheep ranchers, environmentalists and entrepreneurs, markets wool grown by ranchers who don't kill coyotes.

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    Company slips through president's noose

    Crown Butte mining company officials hastily file 38 claims on national forest lands adjacent to Yellowstone Park a day before President Clinton's moratorium on such claims goes into effect.

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    The USDA flexes its antitrust muscle

    The Department of Agriculture investigates one of the nation's largest meatpackers, IBP Inc., for antitrust violations.

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    Out of a Hispanic valley: kosher beef

    Colorado ranchers Demetrio and Olive Valdez want to begin selling local cattle as kosher beef.

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    Babbitt begins range reform

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt launches the first phase of his grazing reform in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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    Festering Idaho mine to be cleaned; others remain

    Four mining companies agree to pay the $50 million cost of cleaning up toxic runoff from the defunct Blackbird Mine.

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    A Western senator hears from his constituents

    New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici agrees to revise his Livestock Grazing Act after sportsmen, environmentalists and the media raise an outcry against it.

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    Sign of the times

    A sign in Utah's new Jordanelle State Park that explains the damage cattle can cause in riparian areas is taken down when ranchers object.

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    Back at the Diamond Bar...

    Ranchers Kit and Sherry Laney receive what environmentalists call a "paper cut" order to cut cattle numbers on the Diamond Bar Grazing Allotment, but will be allowed to up the numbers after fences and stock tanks are built.

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    Mining reform might sneak back

    Negotiations over reform of the 1872 Mining Law proceed quietly in the U.S. Senate.

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    When Tuttle walks, will they listen?

    Activist Larry Tuttle begins on 1,872 mile walk from Oregon to Colorado to raise support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.

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    Summitville mine boss indicted

    Tom Chisholm, former environmental manager of the bankrupt Summitville Mine is indicted by the EPA for his part in Colorado's worst environmental disaster.

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    Grazing reform "reformed'

    The Livestock Grazing Act of 1995, introduced by New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Dominici, would kill Bruce Babbitt's grazing reform efforts.

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    Can land trades stop a subdivision and clean up a mine?

    An ambitious land-swapping plan may help reclaim some of Mid-Continent Resources defunct mines while also protecting them from development.

  • Book Reviews

    Wonder hemp

    A review of "Industrial Hemp" touts potential of growing the currently illegal plant for products including paper, paint, and even dynamite.

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