High Country News November 10, 1997
The proposal to drain Lake Powell is exhilarating because of the debate it will inspire.
A careful study of the history of the Colorado River Basin and Glen Canyon Dam reveals that the hated dam may have had some good consequences, saving the Upper Basin states from overdevelopment and industrialization.
Those who remember and still mourn for drowned Glen Canyon find new allies in the fight to destroy the dam and restore the canyon.
El Nino 1, Denver 0; writers and visitors; for youth; corrections on Reisner story.
Under criticism from the General Accounting Office, the Forest Service agrees to reappraise and raise the leases on the valuable cabin sites it has in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest.
Park officials in Yellowstone give rangers permission to shoot bison heading out of the park this winter.
At the Yellowstone to Yukon conference in Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park, activists discuss creating North America's largest wildlife corridor.
Dr. Patrick Shipsey convicted in Oregon cow killing; Goshute Indians want casino in Utah; Judge William Dwyer retires; Yellowstone Chief Ranger Dan Sholly under investigation.
On the Big Velvet Ranch near Darby, Mont., the controversial practices of "pay-to-shoot" elk hunting and antler harvesting come under investigation and attack.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increases bag limits on snow geese after biologists warn that the birds are too prolific for their own good.
Despite vigorous local protest, the California Department of Fish and Game poisons Lake Davis to eradicate non-native pike.
The National Park Service is developing rules to allow local park officials to restrict and possibly ban noisy personal watercraft.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department orders the BLM to get cows off 15 allotments in southeastern Arizona.
Last year's merger between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads has brought chaos, poor service and accidents in its wake.
The BLM brings six Colorado areas closer to possible wilderness designation by labeling them "roadless."
The BLM seeks to confine off-road vehicles to trails on Haystack Mountain near Roswell, N.M.
The Forest Service releases report recommending wild and scenic designation for rivers in the Uinta National Forest.
A review of Hannah Hinchman's "A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place."
The Continental Divide Trail Society now has a Web page for hikers to exchange information, etc.
The Idaho Statesman offers reprints of its series, "Dollars, Sense and Salmon," on dams on the Lower Snake River.
The League of Women Voters plans to survey the public about their knowledge of the causes of water pollution.
The Endangered Species Act is one of the topics to be discussed at the Colorado Cattlemen's Association and Colorado CattleWomen's midwinter conference Dec. 4-5 in Colorado Springs.
Heard Around the West
Ostrich meat in White House; llamas need new image; bears misbehaving all over the West; tent is private property; anti-terrorist guerilla action in Summit County, Colo.; wolf Houdini hero in Yellowstone.