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High Country News August 22, 1994


Whose fault? A Utah canyon turns deadly

The deaths of two hikers in Utah raise legal and ethical questions about risk and responsibility.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Energy award, marriages and visits, corrections, Charles Wilkinson


Wildlife among the victims of drought

West suffers through sixth year of drought.

Oregon paper clearcuts a tough reporter

Reporter Kathie Durbin resigns from the Oregonian.

Ranchers face competition

Oregon okays bidding agains ranchers for leases on state-owned land.

Cattle kicked off salmon range

To protect spawning salmon, cattle are removed from four Oregon allotments.

Babbitt thrives in crossfire of industry, environmentalists

Bruce Babbitt takes environmentalists' and ranchers' criticism in stride.

'Takings' takes a hit

The Iowa Supreme Court rules that development can be halted when it threatens an ancient Native American burial mound.

Salmon spiral down as allies challenge barging

As a record low number of Snake River salmon return to spawn this summer, some critics decry barging as a solution.


Grizzly maulings in Yellowstone tend to occur when people surprise bears.

Ex-rancher heads Wilderness Society

Ex-rancher Jon Roush is new president of The Wilderness Society.

EPA hands off Superfund tailings to Idaho

EPA agrees to let Idaho environmental authorities clean up tailings in Triumph.

Rancher finds fame expensive

Rancher Marcus Rudnick loses libel lawsuit about criticism of his grazing practices.

Otters bite swimmers

River otters attack four swimmers in two separate incidents.

'Poor man's legacy' may be preserved in Jackson Hole

Historic, photogenic Moulton Barn may be preserved by the National Park Service.

Book Reviews

Wild watching in Nevada

Nevada Wildlife Viewing Guide is published.

A wilderness proposal for Colorado

Conservation groups propose designation of 48 new wilderness areas in Colorado.

New river watchers

The new group Rio Grande Restoration publishes quarterly newsletter.

No new roads

Interior Department proposes new rules for highway-building on public lands.


U.S. Army proposes new plan to drop 1-ton missiles in Utah's San Juan County.

From sacred to suburb

The East End Neighborhood Association seeks to buy land sacred to tribes in order to protect it from development.

Whose public lands?

Conference on "who governs the public lands" planned.

The NIMBY factor

Jane Anne Morris writes a handbook for activists called Not In My Back Yard.


Mothering a good forest fire isn't easy

Deciding how to handle a forest fire is difficult.

We aimed for Russia and hit the West

The Atomic Energy Commission deliberately lied about radiation dangers to miners and other Westerners.

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