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    Power to the power boats

    Floatboaters object to Republican Sen. Larry Craig's bill allowing powerboats unlimited access to Hells Canyon.

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    Yellowstone's closure sparks local fury

    Disgruntled residents of Yellowstone's gateway communities blame Babbitt and the "War on the West" for the federal budget crisis that shut down the national park they make their living from.

  • Book Reviews

    Fire on the mountain

    The film "Fire on the Mountain" traces the history of WWII's famous 10th Mountain Division, veterans of which founded ski resorts and became prominent environmentalists and outdoor educators.

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    Outfitters take aim at four-wheelers

    Colorado outfitters call for a restriction on the use of all-terrain vehicles on public lands.

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    Olympic-sized rip-off

    Environmentalists claim the Snowbasin Ski Resort is using the Salt Lake City upcoming Olympics as an excuse for a landgrab of Forest Service acreage.

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    Saying please at Devils Tower

    A June voluntary climbing ban at Devils Tower may ease conflicts between rock climbers and Native Americans who use the site for religious ceremonies.

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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.

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    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.

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