March 31, 1997
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.
The International Sonoran Desert Alliance hopes, with the cooperation of the U.S. and Mexican governments, to ease some of the problems - many environmental - that tightened border security is causing.
A thousand resistant Navajos have been ordered to vacate Hopi land by April 1, in an attempt to finally resolve a land dispute between the two tribes that has caused years of anguish and anger.
The BLM is bracing itself for the expected arrival of a million visitors who plan to visit Wyoming's portion of the 150-year-old Mormon Pioneer Trail this spring and summer.
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.
Carl Alleman wants to develop his eight mining claims in Oregon's Kalmiopsis Wilderness to create a resort he says will cater to the handicapped.
The Quincy Library Group, a much-praised, ground-breaking consensus group in Plumas County, Calif., is now being attacked by environmentalists as its forest management plan reaches the Legislature.
The endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owl, which has unexpectedly been found near Tucson, may help to stop or slow the city's explosive sprawling growth.
Biologist Alan Clark believes that the only way to help the declining population of the endangered Columbia white-tailed deer is to begin to kill coyotes on the Washington wildlife refuge the deer live on.
High Country Blues, an April Fool's parody, demonstrates that staff is definitely losing its mind and is probably more than a few AUMs short of a grazing allotment, as we say out here in the West.
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.
Big Sky founding father and famous TV newsman Chet Huntley started the resort but did not live to see what he created.
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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