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    Fund raising in parks takes a collection box, and a lawyer

    Fund-raising and free speech regulations in the national parks affect both secular and religious groups.

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    Does Religion belong in national parks?

    Proselytizing and fund-raising religious groups, as well as Park Service Director Roger Kennedy's occasional religious remarks, create controversy in national parks.

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    Bill comes back from the dead

    Utah Rep. James Hansen continues to push a bill recommending parks for closure by tacking it onto voter legislation.

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    Dinosaur's monumental quiet is threatened

    The owners of the Mantle Ranch in Colorado's Moffat County are threatening to begin massive development of their two inholdings inside Dinosaur National Monument.

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    Judge cracks down on Idaho - again

    A lawsuit claims the Forest Service has been lax in obeying a judge's order to remove outfitter structures from Idaho's Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness.

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    Parks may get control of their air

    A bill introduced in Congress would give the Park Service more power to regulate overflights.

  • Related Stories

    Did federal negligence help kill two hikers?

    An upcoming trial will decide whether the Park Service was responsible for the deaths of two men in Kolob Canyon July 15, 1993.

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    For guilt-free wilderness trips

    A list of groups that teach wilderness-users to go "light on the land."

  • Feature

    I came, I saw, I wrote a guidebook

    The increase in numbers of tourists drawn to the canyon country by guidebooks and magazines raises questions about exploiting and overusing a fragile landscape.

  • News

    No more water for Aspen - for now

    The Colorado Supreme Court denies Aspen Ski Co. water to expand its Snowmass resort.

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    Four-ton bandage applied to trampled peak

    Forest Service employee Loretta McEllhiney finds creative ways to restore heavily trampled and eroded hiking trails on Colorado's Mt. Elbert.

  • News

    Falling arches

    Tourists Jim and Dafang Lin witness a 44-foot slab fall from Utah's 306-ft. Landscape Arch.

  • Essays

    Xerox copiers and black helicopters

    A tongue-in-cheek consideration of Colorado Republican Scott McInnis' search for waste at the Department of Interior, the closing of national parks and the Christian Coalition's involvement in both.

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    Ski resort flops in midst of land boom

    A controversial Colorado proposed ski resort, Lake Catamount, suffers a setback when the major investor pulls out.

  • Essays

    Learning the trick of quiet

    The writer muses about loving and protecting the landscape of one's own backyard.

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