February 24, 1992
The assumption underlying new county ordinances is that grazing permits are the "intangible" property of the permittee. Federal agencies, meanwhile, insist that grazing permits have always been a privilege, not a right.
Colorado's wilderness bill -- a controversial compromise between Sen. Hank Brown and Sen. Tim Wirth -- was intended to create 641,690 acres of new wilderness. Instead, the bill has become an engine pushing on Colorado's water developers, environmentalists and bureaucrats to redefine the state's approach to water within and outside of wilderness areas.
- Irene Schmidt on A tense confrontation on a quiet Montana road
- Russ McCollum on What we've lost in the Methow Valley wildfires
- James Shepherd on Is Yucca Mountain back on the table?
- John DeVoe on Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
- Krista Jordan on A Western lesson from Cecil the lion: trophy seekers aren't hunters