February 19, 1996
Eagle, Colo., residents wage a 13-year war against developer Fred Kummer's plans to build a mega-ski resort called Adam's Rib.
Colorado's Winter Park Ski Area denies the Forest Service's charge that it packed Little Vasquez Creek with snow and possibly wiped out the stream's cutthroat trout.
Evangelical and other Christian environmentalists join together and save The Endangered Species Act, and to prove that not all Christians are represented by the right wing Christian Coalition.
Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden wins narrowly over Republican Gordon Smith in the election to replace Sen. Bob Packwood.
A controlled week-long flood through the Grand Canyon may help restore some of the beaches, sandbars and humpback chub fish harmed by Glen Canyon Dam.
Non-residents who illegally kill fish and wildlife in Montana face stiffer penalties than locals who commit the same crimes.
Intense opposition from ranchers and others may settle a federal proposal to reintroduce the endangered Mexican wolf to Arizona and New Mexico.
Three biologists stir controversy with a book that urges Yellowstone Park managers to begin regulated feeding of grizzly bears.
Former New Mexico State Engineer Eluid Martinez will replace Dan Beard as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.
A longtime effort to restore bighorn sheep to Hells Canyon is imperiled by a deadly outbreak of the disease pasturella.
The National Biological Service's book, "Our Living Resources," surveys American ecosystems and species.
A brochure and video called "Abandoned Mines, Stay Out and Stay Alive," seeks to educate people about the dangers of unreclaimed abandoned mines.
A National Park Service report, "The Yellowstone Lake Crisis," says there's little hope of ridding Yellowstone Lake of illegally introduced lake trout.
The cozy relationship between the Forest Service and the ski industry provokes outrage from environmentalists.
If the Adam's Rib ski resort is built, western Colorado's already displaced workers will have to commute even farther to find a place to live.
The new resort town of Mountain Village, Colo., employs questionable legal tactics to allow non-resident property owners to vote while seasonal workers cannot.
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