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High Country News October 16, 1995


In the heart of the New West, the sheep win one

The Hispanic livestock cooperative, Ganados del Valle, wins a lawsuit against the Sierra Club Foundation in New Mexico's Chama Valley.

Uncommon Westerners

To save a Utah canyon, a BLM ranger quits and turns activist

Former BLM ranger Skip Edwards fights to preserve Utah's Westwater Canyon as wilderness at the same time that miner Ron Pene seeks to develop his family's mining claims in the canyon.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Pear Wars; feedback; visitors.


Saying please at Devils Tower

A June voluntary climbing ban at Devils Tower may ease conflicts between rock climbers and Native Americans who use the site for religious ceremonies.

Bears forced to defer to cows

Environmentalists object to the proposed relocation of two Jackson-area grizzly bears that are killing cattle.

Cut to the past: logging wars resume

Using an obscure provision in the recent salvage logging bill, loggers begin cutting healthy old-growth forests in the Northwest.

Timber sales are throwbacks to beastly days

Recent old-growth timber sales like Oregon's Roman Dunn are clear-cut in what critics call an "old-fashioned, dirty" way.

Congress is reworking 100 years of federal policy

Right-wing Republicans in control of Congress plan sweeping change that will transform the West and roll back 100 years of progress.

Looking for a quiet, old neighborhood?

State-owned lots with Native American ruins on them may be sold to provide money for Utah schools.

Dam project could get a free ride

Colorado Republican Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell seeks to push ahead with dam construction on Animas-La Plata.

From sawing logs to serving cappuccino?

The company town of Port Gamble, Wash., faces a future as a tourist town when its only sawmill closes.

How the West was won, and won, and ...

A look at history shows a cycle in the rise and fall of Western wise-use movements and sagebrush rebellions.

South Dakota pulls plug on Missouri River meetings

South Dakota withdraws from the Missouri River Basin Association, claiming frustration with bureaucracy.

ATVs shred redds

All-terrain vehicles damage two miles of prime salmon spawning grounds on the upper Salmon River.

Public lands for needy ski resorts

National Forest Supervisor Sonny LaSalle offers a controversial solution to Summit County's housing shortage by suggesting ski areas build low-cost housing on Forest Service land.

Alberta proves deadly for wolves

The killing of wolves in Alberta, Canada, may drive Montana wolves into biological isolation.

Just ask the loggers

A Forest Service memo suggesting regional foresters work with the timber industry enrages logging critics.

Book Reviews

The exhaustion of a metaphor

Writer Richard Rodriguez will speak at the Denver Public Library Oct. 26.

Life on the edge

"Life on the Edge: A Guide to California's Endangered Natural Resources" is reviewed.

Peak preserved

Wilderness Land Trust buys 200 acres of private land inside Raggeds and Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness areas.

Buy some shorts: Save a salamander

Wildlife agencies urge a Wildlife Diversity Funding Initiative - a 5 percent tax on outdoor products to help preserve wildlife habitat.

Saving salmon

A new group called For the Sake of Salmon aims to improve habitat for endangered Northwest salmon.

Heard Around the West

Heard Around The West

Annoying boldface type; Patricia McColm's lawsuits; real estate ruckuses; driving is faster than flying DIA; preserving WPPSS; Belarussians in Utah Wal-Mart; lobster kidnapping; canola oil exhaust and bears; life is less fun.

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The disagreement is total

Would-be miner Ron Pene and the BLM disagree on Westwater Canyon's wilderness.

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