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    A do-over in Telluride

    The Forest Service revises its approval of a ski area expansion onto public land in Telluride, Colo.

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    'Thrillcraft' leave a polluted, contentious wake

    Across the country, conservationists battle the rapidly growing use of noisy, motorized water "thrillcraft," such as jet skis and power boats.

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    A Colorado reality check: lions roam and kill

    In separate attacks by mountain lions, a boy in Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is wounded, and another boy, in Rocky Mountain National Park, is killed.

  • Book Reviews

    No parking in the parks

    "Consumer Reports" rates its subscribers' experiences in American national parks and finds many complaints about parking, bad roads and overcrowding.

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    Bills target Antiquities Act

    Utah lawmakers try to push bills thgrough Congress to limit the Antiquities Act and control management of the new Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument created with the Antiquities Act.

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    Darkness un-Vailed

    Vail Associates' plans for night skiing on Colorado's Vail Mountain are withdrawn after locals protest.

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    Proposed ski resort does a face plant

    After a 25-year battle, developer Fred Kummer gives up his plan for the Adam's Rib Ski Resort in Colorado's Eagle County.

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    The slaughter of bison reopens old wounds

    Rosalie Little Thunder was arrested for physically confronting the bison slaughter outside Yellowstone, while other Native Americans, equally concerned, propose to re-establish bison herds on reservation land, using otherwise doomed animals.

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    Will the bison killing resume next winter?

    After half of Yellowstone's bison were slaughtered in Montana last winter over fears of brucellosis disease, the debate remains unresolved and the killing could easily continue next year.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Related Stories

    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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