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High Country News February 06, 1995

Feature

The wolves are back, big time

The first wolves return to Yellowstone amid much fanfare and mixed reactions.

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Death of reporter Jim Stiak; HCN board meeting report; Cascadia Times; Visitors.

News

New governor accepts nuclear waste

Idaho's new Governor Philip E. Batt agrees to accept 11 railroad-carried casks of nuclear waste from the U.S. Navy.

Race alarms public; methane project doesn't

Public ignores proposed coal-bed methane project while commenting loudly on cross-country race in Utah.

Idaho salmon suit angers locals

Judge rules that six Idaho national forests must cease mining, logging and grazing until effects on salmon are studied.

Behemoth sturgeon struggle to survive

Dams and fishing have almost destroyed the Snake River's giant white sturgeon.

It takes a thief

The introduction of sea lampreys is one of many possibilities considered for controlling invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake.

Ranchers backed

New Mexico poll shows citizens sympathetic to ranchers.

Wolves gain support

Seventy percent of Coloradoans would welcome the return of gray wolves to the state.

Essays

In surprising ways, wolves will restore natural balance

The return of wolves to Yellowstone will affect an entire ecosystem.

Related Stories

Happy pack of journalists pursues quarry

Wolf reintroduction creates a media circus.

One bullet prompted regret

Sheep rancher Leo Cottenoir regrets that he shot Yellowstone's last wolf in 1943.

This mating is no game

Federal biologists play matchmaker with Yellowstone's newly arrived wolves.

Wolves may not need Big Brother

Wolf biologist Diane Boyd believes reintroduction is a mistake.

Canada provides $2000 wolves

Canadian Gerald Gustavson was among 10 trappers hired to capture wolves for Yellowstone.

Not much fuss over wolves in Canada

Canadians don't understand why Americans are so anxious about wolves.

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