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    Yellowstone's "geyser guy' was one of the park's best friends

    An elegy for Yellowstone's "geyser guy," Rick Hutchinson, profiles a geologist who loved the park so deeply that his friends still feel his spirit there.

  • News

    Cars and wilderness collide on a rim

    Some want to open the last 12 unroaded miles of Oregon's Hells Canyon western rim to vehicles.

  • Essays

    Yellowstone's "geyser guy' was one of the park's best friends

    An elegy for Yellowstone's "geyser guy," Rick Hutchinson, profiles a geologist who loved the park so deeply that his friends still feel his spirit there.

  • News

    Planes beat out quiet

    The federal Aviation Administration bows to the protests of air tour operators, and delays setting up new flight-free zones over Grand Canyon until next year.

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    Chet Huntley's legacy includes suppression of a free press

    The preferential treatment Big Sky gives the pro-resort Lone Peak Lookout over the independent Big Sky Bugle is an ironic legacy for a hard-hitting journalist like Chet Huntley to leave.

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    Armies of skiers are coming to Yellowstone

    Seven ski resorts ring Yellowstone National Park and add to the pressure on a fragile ecosystem.

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    Touring the future on Insta-Teller Road

    A computerized key-pad locked road in Big Sky epitomizes a ski resort where the "haves" are carefully kept from the trespassing "have nots."

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    How Huntley sold Big Sky to Montana

    Big Sky founding father and famous TV newsman Chet Huntley started the resort but did not live to see what he created.

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    Big Sky above, private land below

    Former Big Sky ski patrolman J.C. Knaub in his own words describes the difficulties faced in trying to bring neighborhood parks and trails to Big Sky.

  • Feature

    Big Sky, big mess in Montana

    A Montana ski resort originally created by newsman Chet Huntley and intended to be a model of free-market, unconstrained development, is today a morass of lawsuits, environmental degradation and inefficiency.

  • News

    Ski resort beefs up

    Reaction is mixed to the Forest Service's decision to not allow development on Oregon's Mount Hood to expand onto more public land - but allow 5,000 more skiers, six new chairlifts and a new restaurant on the slopes.

  • News

    Green groups stick to their guns

    A Park Service decision to shoot introduced mountain goats that are endangering plants in the Olympic Mountains receives support from some environmental groups, although many problems remain.

  • News

    Is there oil under Utah's new monument?

    Conoco wants to drill one or two exploratory oil wells in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument before its leases expire in November.

  • News

    Boats may get bounced

    Jet skiers and those who rent and sell machines to them are irate over a possible ban of the noisy watercraft from Lake Tahoe.

  • News

    Utahns fight over flights

    A Utah County's decision to permit helicopter skiing on a private ranch raises opposition from residents and backcountry skiers.

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