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High Country News October 02, 1995


Did Idaho libel the feds?

A newly released tape of the encounter of three federal agents with Idaho rancher Eugene Hussey over the killing of a wolf proves that the "feds" were not aggressors.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Phil Shabecoff becomes HCN's D.C. correspondent; research fund; what happened at the anniversary in Lander, Wyo.

Uncommon Westerners

Inside the glitter

An exhibit of photographs and interviews by Kit Miller takes an indepth look at the people who work in Nevada's casinos.


Dinosaur's monumental quiet is threatened

The owners of the Mantle Ranch in Colorado's Moffat County are threatening to begin massive development of their two inholdings inside Dinosaur National Monument.

Babbitt protests a $1 billion giveaway

Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt denounces the 1872 Mining Law for forcing him to sign over 110 acres of Idaho land worth $1 billion to a Danish mining company for $275.

Is another senator backpedaling?

Sportsmen and conservationists criticize Craig Thomas for not considering public access in his bill to turn over BLM land to states.

Bill comes back from the dead

Utah Rep. James Hansen continues to push a bill recommending parks for closure by tacking it onto voter legislation.

Move over, Catron County

Lake County, Ore., wants to buy the 1 million acres of Forest Service land within its boundaries.

Civil disobedience heats up in Oregon

Frustrated in their desire to legally appeal old-growth timber sales, Oregon environmentalists take to civil disobedience.

Triage for trees attacked

Southern Oregon environmentalists say the Forest Service is "killing the patient" by logging fungus-infected Port Orford cedars.

Sheep vs. sheep in Hells Canyon

The Forest Service again tries to remove domestic sheep from Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in order to protect bighorn sheep.

When regulations are lax, s--- happens

Malfunctioning septic systems in eastern Idaho are contaminating ground water.

Clamping down on trapping

After a dog is caught in a wire snare trap, Aspen area residents organize to fight sport trapping of wildlife.

Does Religion belong in national parks?

Proselytizing and fund-raising religious groups, as well as Park Service Director Roger Kennedy's occasional religious remarks, create controversy in national parks.

Fund raising in parks takes a collection box, and a lawyer

Fund-raising and free speech regulations in the national parks affect both secular and religious groups.

DIA jets roar over a Colorado wilderness

Colorado critics attack Denver International Airport's overflights of Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Is the ESA being gutted in order to save it?

Attempts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to "streamline" enforcement of the Endangered Species Act worry environmentalists.

Book Reviews

All about river guides

Grand Canyon River Guides puts out "boatman's quarterly review."

Condors ready for takeoff

Endangered California condors are being released in northern Arizona's Vermillion Cliffs.

Inventing the Southwest

An exhibit called "Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art," goes on display in Phoenix, Ariz.

Greed makes cents

The Political Economy Research Center's report, "Turning a Profit on Public Forests," suggests free-market solutions to environmental problems.

Too many pesticides

The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides releases a report called "Toxic Water," showing that pesticides harm salmon.

Growth in the Intermountain West: Impacts on the GreenLine

The 7th annual conference of the Colorado Riparian Association meets in Frisco, Colo.

The West ... Pioneering Technology into the 21st Century

The 48th meeting of the Western Legislative Conference, Oct. 7-10, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Politics of Sustainable Agriculture

"The Politics of Sustainable Agriculture" will be held at the University of Oregon, Oct. 7-8.

Related Stories

Wolf killing will never be solved

The details of the deaths of both the slain wolf and the calf it was found eating remain a mystery.

Rocks, invective, and generosity

A profile of rancher Eugene Hussey reveals a man who has often had trouble with authority.

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