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High Country News January 23, 1995


The West sings the Denver airport blues

Denver International Airport may become a giant boondoggle.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Special issue on DIA, visitors, reporters in Yellowstone waiting for wolves.


'Wise-use' laws challenged

Greater Gila Biodiversity Project and Gila Watch file suit against Catron County's "wise-use" ordinances.

A Newtonian vision

Ultra-conservatives want to turn over public lands and national parks to the states and strip budgets of Interior and the Forest Service.

Are grizzlies safe?

Federal biologists say grizzlies are "recovered" and no longer need endangered species protection in greater Yellowstone area.

Imported wolves lope off into Idaho wilderness

Four wolves are returned to Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

Developer paralyzes Jackson's new plan

Developer Jere Bishop stymies Jackson's new zoning master plan.

Feds targeted by louder thunder from below

More than 500 attend conservative Western summit in January.

Yellowstone bison guts pile up

Bison straying from Yellowstone into Montana are slaughtered because of brucellosis fears.

White Mesa Utes beat back Superfund tailings

White Mesa Utes defeat DOE's plans to dump hazardous waste on land surround their reservation.

Babbitt cedes grazing reform to Congress

Bruce Babbitt gives up on grazing reform.

Bidding war shakes up Idaho grazing leases

Ranchers bid against each other and the Idaho Watersheds Project for grazing leases on Idaho state land.

Option 9 survives

Judge upholds Clinton administration's Option 9 plan for forest management.

L-P coughs up

Louisiana-Pacific must pay settlement to Olathe, Colorado, families who sued under Clean Air Act.

Forest Service may finally evaluate grazing

Environmental lawsuit demands the Forest Service do analyses for 150 grazing allotments on the Beaverhead National Forest.

Wilderness trader cashes in

Developer Tom Chapman makes huge profit trading his wilderness inholding in the West Elks Wilderness for land near Telluride.

Related Stories

So far, wolf reintroduction survives legal challenge

Legal wrangling over wolf reintroduction persists until the last minute.

Ambition becomes a megamess

The history of Denver International Airport, like that of other Western megaprojects, is the history of a megamess.

Plucky "Batman and Robin' make an airport their case

Retired engineers Paul Earle and Jim Buck are two of DIA's most persistent critics.

Airports show difference between Denver and Utah

Cost of flying at DIA will be higher than at the West's other airports.

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