High Country News April 01, 1996
Gambling at Arizona's Fort McDowell has taken the Yavapai Indians from poverty to wealth in just three years.
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.
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.
Montana environmentalists rejoice at Bill Yellowtail's decision to run for the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Pat Williams.
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.
Winter tourists on snowmobiles are giving Yellowstone National Park the worst air pollution in the country.
The Senate Energy Committee approves the temporary storage of nuclear waste near Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
A U.S. District Court strikes down Nye County, Nevada's ordinance claiming county ownership of all public lands in its borders.
Yellowstone's new wolves knock the coyotes out of the "top dog" position in the park's ecosystem.
The Klamath tribes of southern Oregon file a lawsuit to stop the salvage logging of traditional hunting and fishing grounds.
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission gets ready to send the EPA its recommendation for restoring clean air to the Colorado Plateau.
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.
The Symposium on Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience is being held at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., April 19-21.
A Deadwood citizen who originally pushed for legalized gambling reflects sadly on the way her town has changed.
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.
Modern Indian gambling began with a lawsuit over bingo at New York's Oneida Nation, and bingo continues to be important to the tribe.
A survey of the West shows a variety of ways to gamble in every state but Utah.
In her own words, an anonymous gambler describes how she got hooked on gambling at Arizona's Fort McDowell.
Navajos are undecided about whether to legalize gambling with all its potential money - and many problems.
Legalized gambling in Deadwood, S.D., has brought prosperity but destroyed a community in the process.
Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.