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    Water still flows towards money

    Vail Associates pump water west over the Continental Divide into Eagle Creek for snowmaking.

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    Watchers at Glacier National Park

    Photos of the watchers and watchees in Glacier National Park

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    The cost of being lost

    The Park Service approves a pilot project requiring mountaineers to pay for their own rescue.

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    Where the buffalo ..moan on the Plains of Wyoming

    New York sculptor Robert Berks wants to build 1,000 bronze bison on the Beaver Rim "Area of Critical Environmental Concern' in Wyoming.

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    Does Aspen need thousands more skiers?

    The Forest Service struggles over approval of an Aspen Skiing Co. expansion plan to develop Burnt Mountain, near the Maroon Bells Wilderness.

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    Is the Jackson Hole airport "doomed'?

    Larry Rockefeller says the Jackson Hole airport is doomed because of a "reverter clause' in his family's agreement with the park.

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    Custer Association's last stand

    The Park Service severs ties with the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association after a confrontation over the name of the park, and the group's refusal to sell Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

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    Critics say big jets and national parks don't mix

    Proposed expansion at Jackson's stimulates discussion of FAA regulations for flying over national parks.

  • Book Reviews

    Gould group gears up

    An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.

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    Too many tourists

    Tourism is crowding Utah's parks.

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    Walking to the Wheel

    A Forest Service management plan for a Native American ceremonial ground seems to be working.

  • Essays

    Free the paper pushers!

    Park Service seasonal tries to cut the bureaucracy from his job.

  • Book Reviews

    Fat tires

    The second annual Fat Tire mountainbiking festival is held in Socorro, N.M.

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    Climbers bedevil tower

    Climbers are leaving their marks on Devil's Tower.

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    Does the ski industry pay enough?

    A GAO report shows ski industry payments for use of public lands.

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