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    Parks want "drug-free' river guides

    River guides and outfitters protest new drug-testing requirements begun in Grand Canyon National Park and soon to come to Utah's Canyonlands and Dinosaur National Monument.

  • Essays

    Trying to think the good thoughts about ATVs

    An elk hunter dislikes ORVs despite their convenience because they make the country too small.

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    Can Madison Avenue tread lightly in the West?

    Tread Lightly! tries to rein in reckless ORV advertising that glorifies the vehicles ripping up the land.

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    Motorheads: The new, noisy, organized force in the West

    Well-organized and well-heeled, off-road vehicle users constitute a large and powerful group aiming to stake its claim to the West's public lands.

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    The "tough love' trial is over

    The Utah trial of eight North Star employees in the death of Arizona teenager Aaron Bacon on a "tough-love" wilderness program ends with only the field instructor, Craig Fisher, guilty as charged.

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    One win, one loss

    The Telluride Ski and Golf Company is allowed to double the size of its skiing area, but must pay a fine and restore 19 acres to wetlands near the resort.

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    Through Hells and high water

    The Forest Service bans jetboats from Hells Canyon for 21 days each summer on a 21-mile stretch of the Snake River.

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    What happens above ground...

    Oregon Caves National Monument says the surrounding Siskiyou National Forest is injuring the caves by logging, mining and grazing.

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    Frequent fliers fleece Grand Canyon

    One-third of Grand Canyon air-tour operators are breaking the law by not reporting flights or paying required fees.

  • Essays

    A harsh and priceless gift to the world

    The author says the Escalante belongs as much to the rest of the world as to Utah, and provides a kind of energy that has nothing to do with coal.

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    Managing the monument: The devil is in the details

    Utah's newest national monument will be managed by the BLM instead of the Park Service, and a lot of the details for that management remain to be worked out.

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    A daunting, beautiful place

    The 1.7 million acres at the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument contain a wide variety of landscapes, life zones and archaeological treasures.

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    The mother of all land grabs

    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, R., in his own words, condemns the new monument.

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    A Bold Stroke: Clinton takes a 1.7 million-acre stand in Utah

    President Bill Clinton uses the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate a new 1.7 million-acre national monument in southern Utah, and reactions range from joy to indignation and outrage.

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    Colorado resort shelves ski expansion

    The Crested Butte Ski Resort in Colorado drops its plans to build new ski runs on a neighboring mountain.

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