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High Country News May 04, 2009

Salmon Salvation

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Salmon Salvation

Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.

High Noon

Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.

Current

Busted in Rio Blanco

Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.

Dear Friends

Visitors going and coming

Visitors going and coming; Betty Fussell’s new book, Raising Steaks; farewell to forester Leo Goebel

Essays

Schmear campaign

How do you find a really good bagel in a place like Missoula, Mont.?

Two Weeks in the West

The West dissected

The Environmental Working Group and other organizations have released detailed studies of the West along the lines of Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Report Card. Also: The economic stimulus package has money for Western national parks and monuments.

Focus

From grass to grains

The local food growers in Oregon’s Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project see a unique opportunity in today’s economic crisis.

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