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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    To the south, bison and cattle coexist

    While the Yellowstone bison are slaughtered , south of the park near Grand Teton National Park, cattle have grazed next to brucellosis-infected bison and elk for 75 years with no problems.

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    'Humane is what's best for humans'

    Yellowstone National Park photographer Jim Peaco, in his own words, on the bison slaughter.

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    Federal agency was careless with a live vaccine

    The federal agency APHIS has broken scientific protocol by experimenting with a live brucellosis vaccine in bison herds in national parks and a national wildlife refuge without knowledge and consent of the Park Service.

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    For bison, it's deja vu all over again

    The history of bison in Yellowstone National Park is a century of human manipulation of wildlife.

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    No home on the range

    The deliberate slaughter of bison straying from Yellowstone National Park - killed because the brucellosis they may carry might endanger livestock - provokes a storm of protest, and calls into question the concept of wildlife management in the park.

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    'I kill them and cook them'

    In his own words, Mac Carelli, owner of C&C Meats in Sheridan, Wyo., describes how he deals with bison carcasses.

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