April 1, 1996
Gambling at Arizona's Fort McDowell has taken the Yavapai Indians from poverty to wealth in just three years.
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.
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.
Modern Indian gambling began with a lawsuit over bingo at New York's Oneida Nation, and bingo continues to be important to the tribe.
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.
- Richard Reinaker on No, federal land transfers are not in the Constitution
- Steve Snyder on Sugar Pine Mine, the other standoff
- Robert Waddell on Oath Keepers show up for a public lands dispute in Oregon
- jim bolen on Sugar Pine Mine, the other standoff
- Warren Anderson on How a huge Arizona mining deal was passed — and could be revoked