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  • Citizens unite against gas field chaos

    In western Colorado, the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance is trying to work with industry to set protections for landowners before more drilling gets under way

  • Dam removal considered for Klamath

    Farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes are talking with PacifiCorp officials about the possible removal of four dams on the Klamath River

  • The Latest Bounce

    Sens. Max Baucus and Ron Wyden want to raise money for rural schools by closing tax loopholes; Yates Petroleum won’t drill in Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge; Montana wants to keep Wyoming’s coalbed methane from harming rivers’ water quality

  • The War on Wildfire

    President Bush says the Healthy Forests Restoration Act and Initiative were needed to fight wildfire, but several years into the new rules, critics question whether the changes they brought were helpful or even necessary

  • The Latest Bounce

    Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner John Keys resigns; Phoenix finally gets some rain, but drought continues; Bonneville Power Administration must keep the Fish Passage Center open; Forest Service looks to outsource more jobs

  • Poison in the Wind

    As suburban neighborhoods sprawl into California’s agricultural land, residents are faced with pesticide drift and other problems

  • Columbia River dams revived

    In Washington, tribes have been shut out of a plan for new Columbia River dams that are being touted as good for salmon as well as farmers

  • Pipeline and dam dreams

    The Utah Legislature has approved money for "preconstruction" work on a new dam for the Wasatch Front and a new pipeline for the booming city of St. George

  • If you've got some nuke waste, you can WIPP it

    The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico may begin taking hotter waste if the state carries out plans to relax regulations

  • Casinos coming to Navajo Nation

    After long resistance to gambling, the Navajo Nation has decided to allow casinos on the reservation

  • No clear victory for property-rights activists

    Oregon’s Measure 37 has been upheld by the state Supreme Court, but even developers and some property-rights activists say the issue remains unsettled

  • Norton Departs

    Interior Secretary Gale Norton’s decision to resign prompts a look at Interior’s conservative counterrevolution during her tenure, along with its unintended consequences

  • Salvaging the atmosphere

    The Forest Service jumps into the carbon offsets game even as scientists begin to question whether planting trees can help in the struggle against global warming.

  • Eminent domain’s poster children

    Ranchers in southeastern Colorado are fighting the Army, which wants to expand its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

  • Seeds of change

    Land managers working on post-fire restoration in Utah have to battle invasive cheatgrass in their efforts to bring back the native sagebrush.

  • Two weeks in the West

    California’s continuing water troubles; saving water for the Delta smelt; New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici to retire; Idaho grizzly shot; polygamous community in the spotlight; Vegas goes a glitzy shade of green.

  • Portrait of the artist – as many young men

    In Flight, Indian novelist Sherman Alexie paints a brilliant, disturbing, compassionate portrait of a gun-toting, time-traveling teenager.

  • What’s it like to live in the West?

    Brian Doyle answers the question “What’s it like to live in the West?” with exuberant poetry.

  • Spinner of yarns, maker of floats

    Black George Simmons – an 84-year-old park volunteer with a flair for colorful stories – dishes out root beer floats to anyone who visits his tiny log cabin in Grand Teton National Park.

  • My, what a small family tree you have

    In the Northern Rockies, gray wolves may be in danger of inbreeding.

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