High Country News June 13, 1994
Electronic archive begins; corrections; thanks for phone books; visitors; intern Alexei Rubenstein
While experts disagree and timber industry pooh-poohs, spotted owl may lose its long fight for survival.
U.S. Forest Service's land trade with developer Tom Chapman signed, but Telluride neighbors ask injunction to prevent development.
GAO reports say DOE has yet to investigate corrupt practices.
Babbitt's grazing hearing in Albuquerque runs into barbed wire; he urges cooperation as ranchers and environmentalists dispute.
People for the West, Colorado group, gather support from Western governors and others at conference urging resistance to "environmental storm troopers."
Bureau of Reclamation builds a "Disneyland" Hoover Dam visitor center; cost will up power prices for area customers.
Oregon environmental groups sue Malheur National Forest for violating Clean Water Act by allowing grazing to raise water temperatures in the Alan Day River, fatal to fish.
Male grizzly bear trapped and moved after eating bird seed.
Construction of Sandstone Dam is approved despite doubts about the geologic suitability of the site.
Oil pits kill thousands of migrating birds.
The bi-national program Project del Rio monitors the increasing pollution of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Agency destroys mining cabin used for recreation on Manti-Lasal National Forest.
Harvester ants are stymieing nuclear waste disposal at INEL by digging tunnels and moving radioactive dirt.
Six candidates for Navajo Nation presidency are running for the August primary.
Increased tourism means no parking spaces at Grand Canyon.
Babbitt plans to halt building of new roads, hotels and entertainment facilities in national parks.
Gold mines are dewatering aquifers along Nevada's Humboldt River.
Fremont County schools cancel wolf presentations at elementary schools in Lander, Wyoming.
Drought ahead for the Northwest in summer.
Yellowstone's status as a "world heritage site" could affect mining near the park.
Mescalero Apache tribe going ahead with controversial plan to store nuclear waste.
Retired U.S. forest Service Supervisor Tom Kovalicky gives speech warning of agency backlash and resistance to change.
Yellowstone Superintendent Bob Barbee to be replaced by Michael Finley from Yosemite.
Four dens of the endangered Mojave Desert tortoise have been deliberately destroyed.
New monthly newspaper Dineh Tribune becomes fourth major paper for Navajo Nation.
First annual Freedom Festival will celebrate energy independence.
Federal audit shows $5.4 million intended for reforestation to have been misspent.
Two-week course will explore Western issues.
Teton Science School offers natural history courses.
Voices of the Earth Conference set.
Summer Fishtrap Gathering planned for Oregon.
Adopt-a-Trail program thrives in Idaho's Targhee National Forest.
Review of The Independent Home: Living Well with Power from the Sun, Wind and Water by Michael Potts.
Forest Trust publishes guide for environmentally aware logging and forest use.
Childhood in Wyoming was full of hidden riches.
Rocky Mountain regional forester defends West Elks land swap.
Writer applauds Susan Schock for fighting grazing in New Mexico.
Numerous lawsuits attempt to halt logging of old-growth forests.