High Country News June 24, 2002
The problem of controlling Africanized bees is now widespread, and some are taking advantage of the frightening invasion to earn a good living.
Colorado wildfires threaten homes and forests throughout the state; welcome Paul Gibb, new business manager, wife Greta and twin baby boys; favorable reviews for Radio HCN; visitors; correction.
Writers on the Range
Lani Lamming of Wyoming leases goats to conscientious landowners who have discovered the benefits of organic weed control.
A federal court jury on June 11 found FBI agents and Oakland police guilty of framing Earth First! activists Darryl Cherney and the late Judi Bari, accusing them of knowingly possessing the car bomb that exploded, injuring Bari, as part of their fight aga
Zuni Indians worry about NM's Fence Lake coal mine; Santa Clara Pueblo's Black Mesa golf course; Trophy Mtn. Elk Ranch in northern Colo. restocks after slaughter from chronic wasting disease; Wyo. moves forward to manage wolves.
Protection for wildlife in the Siskiyou National Forest is gone now that BLM and USFS have reopened 90 percent of lands to new mining claims before environmental studies are completed.
Utah Rep. Jim Hansen proposes half a million acres of wilderness in western Utah, but in the same amendment would dump hazardous waste in the nearby Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.
The growth boundary to limit sprawl on Colorado's Front Range, originated five years ago by concerned business leaders, developers and government officials, has been revised periodically to accommodate more growth, which critics say defeats the purpose.
Following a lawsuit by a coalition of Indian tribes, environmental groups and private citizens, the Sierra Army Depot has stopped burning and blasting old munitions near Herlong, Calif., and is looking to burn and blast elsewhere.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has again changed its opinion and will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to begin dredging the Columbia River, despite environmentalists' concerns about the wild salmon.
Friends of Mount Hood is fighting the Mount Hood Meadows Development Corp., which wants to build a ski resort that threatens pear orchards and cattle ranches on the northeastern flanks of Oregon's Mount Hood.
Some foresters who are using responsible environmental practices in order to be "green-certified" are disappointed by the lack of return for their admirable efforts.
The proposed Wild Sky Wilderness Area northeast of Seattle could be a model for future wilderness designations, based on its diversity of tourism-based opportunities along with good environmental stewardship.
Personal tale of a biologist in southeastern Idaho who had a mountain lion as her guardian during a bout with the flu.
Heard Around the West
Jogger Abigail Thomas keeps cool during Yellowstone bear encounter; waitress keeps oversized tip from drunken cowboy; People magazine has nuclear waste going to Utah; prairie dogs; planners are communists?; Aspen Equestrian Estates allows no horses; Barbi
Among other tasks, research entomologist Justin Schmidt counts bee stings in dead animals at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Ariz.