High Country News March 04, 1996
The Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show in Tucson highlights the growing controversy over who has the right to valuable fossils found on public lands.
Corrections, it's easy to run HCN, visitors, remembering James Gould Bradley, Colorado conferences.
After 17 years, the Utah Wilderness Association closes its doors because of staff departures and financial troubles.
The Idaho Land Board rejects a proposed dam on the Snake River at Auger Falls.
Walt Minnick will run as a Democrat against Republican Larry Craig in Idaho for the Senate.
Plans for salvage logging on New Mexico's Eagle Peak lead environmentalists to charge that the forest fire there was no accident.
Oakley, Utah adopts a development code with a "right to farm provision" in an attempt to preserve its rural way of life.
Members of the countercultural Rainbow Family say the Forest Service's new permit requirement threatens their annual gatherings.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes refuse to let the Yellowstone Pipe Line Co. run a petroleum pipeline across the Flathead Reservation in Montana.
The Gila National Forest's decision authorizing 15 stock tanks on New Mexico's Diamond Bar allotment in a wilderness area is overturned by Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas.
John Talbott, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is caught fishing without a license - and then caught forging a license.
Utah's Tooele County revokes its approval of a plan to incinerate chemical weapons at the Tooele Army Depot.
Fearing potential contamination, Nevada's Washoe County sues to stop explosions of outdated munitions at nearby Sierra Army Depot in California.
Tom Huerkamp and Bob Morris plan to sue the State of Colorado for illegally building a prison in a state wildlife area.
Environmentalists say manmade causes such as logging and road-building contributed to flooding and landslides in the Northwest during a wet winter.
Citizens About Airport Noise, Environment and Safety protest Denver International Airport.
Idaho State Sen. Clint Stennett accuses Gov. Phil Batt of abusing executive power by signing a nuclear waste deal with the federal government.
Heard Around the West
Poodle-free Montana, militias, peyote bust, the spiritual center of the universe.
Rock shop owner Lin Ottinger in his own words on fossil hunting.
Archaeologist Bruce Louthan in his own words on fossil looting.
Rick Hebdon in his own words on digging fossils.
Buying a personal dinosaur has never been easier, whether through art-work, auctions or the Internet.