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High Country News April 01, 1996


Gambling: A tribe hits the jackpot

Gambling at Arizona's Fort McDowell has taken the Yavapai Indians from poverty to wealth in just three years.

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Idaho honors Ernie Day, Nelle Tobias and Bruce Bowler; update on Dabo Lamine; Theo Colborn's book, "Our Stolen Future," Meg O'Shaughnessy leaves HCN; barcodes and reader survey.


Zookeeper helps a battered range

Self-taught grazing activist Michael Seidman wins a victory when a federal judge rules that the Forest Service's analysis of a grazing allotment on Arizona's Tonto National Forest was inadequate.

Yellowtail throws in his hat

Montana environmentalists rejoice at Bill Yellowtail's decision to run for the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Pat Williams.

Greens want to draft Nader

The Green Party will run a candidate against Republican Sen. Pete Domenici in New Mexico, and also wants to draft Ralph Nader as a presidential candidate.

Yellowstone: Geysers, grizzlies and the country's worst smog

Winter tourists on snowmobiles are giving Yellowstone National Park the worst air pollution in the country.

80,000 tons of nuclear waste may head for Nevada

The Senate Energy Committee approves the temporary storage of nuclear waste near Nevada's Yucca Mountain.

Rebels without a case

A U.S. District Court strikes down Nye County, Nevada's ordinance claiming county ownership of all public lands in its borders.

Top dog loses patience

Yellowstone's new wolves knock the coyotes out of the "top dog" position in the park's ecosystem.

Tribe fights salvage logging

The Klamath tribes of southern Oregon file a lawsuit to stop the salvage logging of traditional hunting and fishing grounds.

Book Reviews

Clearing the air on the Colorado Plateau

The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission gets ready to send the EPA its recommendation for restoring clean air to the Colorado Plateau.

Managing Natural Resources

A symposium, "Managing Natural Resources at the Urban Interface: The Challenge of a Changing West," will be presented at Utah State University, April 17-19.

Symposium on Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience

The Symposium on Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience is being held at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., April 19-21.


Goodbye, Deadwood

A Deadwood citizen who originally pushed for legalized gambling reflects sadly on the way her town has changed.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West

Sen. Hatfield and sausages, hunting in a bra, East bunny "scramble" in N.M., Oliver Stone opposing buffalo hunting in N.M., Carlsbad Caverns a world heritage site, John Talbott fished without a license but still is on Wyoming payroll.

Related Stories

Life is a game, but bingo is serious

Modern Indian gambling began with a lawsuit over bingo at New York's Oneida Nation, and bingo continues to be important to the tribe.

The nuts and bolts of Western gambling

A survey of the West shows a variety of ways to gamble in every state but Utah.

I made $52,000 in 1994 and never bought a pair of shoes that whole year

In her own words, an anonymous gambler describes how she got hooked on gambling at Arizona's Fort McDowell.

Navajos say no - then maybe - to casinos

Navajos are undecided about whether to legalize gambling with all its potential money - and many problems.

Deadwood pays dearly for gambling riches

Legalized gambling in Deadwood, S.D., has brought prosperity but destroyed a community in the process.


Wild Wyoming under siege

Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.

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