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High Country News February 21, 1994

Feature

Draining the budget to desalt the Colorado

Yuma Desalting Plant is boondoggle of the decade.

Las Vegas wheels and deals for Colorado River water

Patricia Mulroy negotiates for Southern Nevada Water Authority.

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News

Painting for quieter skies

More than 100 artists donate work to "Quiet Skies," an art show that protests Taos airport expansion.

BLM chief Jim Baca leaves amidst cheers and boos

After nine months as BLM chief, Jim Baca is forced to resign amid controversy.

Jim Baca says the Department of Interior is in deep trouble

Fired BLM chief critical of his agency and Bruce Babbitt.

Will plan save or destroy the grizzly?

Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan may end up in court.

Back at the ranch

BLM raises grazing fees 12 cents.

Jackson's last letter answered

Tribal lands not exempt from Endangered Species Act, rules U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, after receiving activist Leroy Jackson's letter.

Wise use at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon chapter of People For the West! formed.

Ideological schism leads to a personal feud

Former Forest Watch colleagues Randal O'Toole and Jeffrey St. Clair at odds.

Yucca Mountain's fault

Geological fault cuts through Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

Campbell sides with Telluride

Senator threatens to condemn Tom Chapman house in Colorado wilderness.

Chevron gets a go-ahead

Forest Service allows exploratory oil well in Utah's High Uintas Wilderness.

Agency reins in Wyoming rancher

Rancher George Salisbury punished for subleasing federal grazing permit.

Public foots DOE bill

Contractors cost DOE millions to defend from class action suits.

Bandelier overrun by hooves

Elk and wild cattle destroying New Mexico park.

Wise-use ordinances suffer legal setback

Boundary County land-use plan found unconstitutional.

They're fed up, and aren't going to take it anymore

Nevada Association of Counties endorses movement to turn control of federal lands over to state government.

State land lease in Idaho goes to the low bidder

Idaho Watersheds Project loses bid for public land to ranchers Will and Vangie Ingram.

Essays

Why Why? A stark, no-frills retreat from the world

A look at the Arizona desert town of Why.

Opinion

Owyhee: On the eve of destruction

Bombing range threatens wild land in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.

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