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High Country News February 19, 1996


Eagle County balks at fourth mega-resort

Eagle, Colo., residents wage a 13-year war against developer Fred Kummer's plans to build a mega-ski resort called Adam's Rib.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

C.L. Rawlins changes from poetry editor to editor at large, HCN buffed, corrections, suggestions, birth of Diane Hackl's baby.


Colorado ski area dumps all over trout stream

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.

Christians preach environmental gospel

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.

Wyden squeaks in

Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden wins narrowly over Republican Gordon Smith in the election to replace Sen. Bob Packwood.

For seven days, it will flood

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.

Bad hunters meet good old boys

Non-residents who illegally kill fish and wildlife in Montana face stiffer penalties than locals who commit the same crimes.

Politics imperil Mexican wolf comeback

Intense opposition from ranchers and others may settle a federal proposal to reintroduce the endangered Mexican wolf to Arizona and New Mexico.

Biologists to Yellowstone: Feed the grizzlies

Three biologists stir controversy with a book that urges Yellowstone Park managers to begin regulated feeding of grizzly bears.

Budget impasse leaves BLM scrambling

Washington, D.C.'s budget impasse throws BLM offices throughout the West into turmoil.

BuRec gets a new leader

Former New Mexico State Engineer Eluid Martinez will replace Dan Beard as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.

Disease threatens bighorn restoration

A longtime effort to restore bighorn sheep to Hells Canyon is imperiled by a deadly outbreak of the disease pasturella.

A call to uproot roads

Idaho Fish and Game officials urge the Forest Service to remove logging roads damaged by heavy rain and landslides in national forests.

Book Reviews

Small town design

A report, "Managing Change in Rural Communities," is reviewed.

Our living resources

The National Biological Service's book, "Our Living Resources," surveys American ecosystems and species.

Dams be damned

Activist Yvan Rochon seeks removal of two dams on Washington's Elwha River.

Subterranean terror

A brochure and video called "Abandoned Mines, Stay Out and Stay Alive," seeks to educate people about the dangers of unreclaimed abandoned mines.

Costly Yellowstone invasion

A National Park Service report, "The Yellowstone Lake Crisis," says there's little hope of ridding Yellowstone Lake of illegally introduced lake trout.

Environmental Action "96: Winning in November

Short take, Environmental Action "96: Winning in November, Feb. 24-25.

The Snake River, Balancing the Vision

Short take, The Snake River: Balancing the Vision, Feb. 29-March 2.

Seventh North American Interdisciplinary Wilderness Conference

Short take, Seventh North American Interdisciplinary Wilderness Conference, Feb. 29-March 2.

13th National Trails Symposium

13th National Trails Symposium, March 9-12.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West

Navajo football broadcast, George Nethercutt not a good listener, fish visitors comment, Wanaleiya resort in Nevada, Iowa romance, cold weather in the Dakotas, big and little DIAs.

Related Stories

Does the Forest Service love communities as much as it loves ski areas?

The cozy relationship between the Forest Service and the ski industry provokes outrage from environmentalists.

Ski workers look for a home

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.

$400,000 buys property - and a vote

The new resort town of Mountain Village, Colo., employs questionable legal tactics to allow non-resident property owners to vote while seasonal workers cannot.

Santa Fe ski area growth enrages locals

Local Native Americans, Hispanics and Anglos share outrage at the Forest Service's approval of the Santa Fe Ski Area's Big Tesuque expansion.

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