High Country News April 29, 1996
Yellowstone National Park Supervisor Michael V. Finley stirs controversy and conflict as he fights to save America's oldest national park.
Spring weather and mud, news from Walkin' Jim Stoltz and Robert "Ramon" Amon, corrections.
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission gives people a chance to comment on the need to clean up the air in Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau.
Locals object to the killing of 350 bison for brucellosis prevention after they wander into West Yellowstone, Mont., from Yellowstone National Park.
The federal government files suit against eight mining companies for polluting Idaho's Coeur d'Alene River basin with mining waste.
Strategic differences over saving the Endangered Species Act - including attempts to work with industry - lead to schism and rancor in the environmental movement.
The Washington state Republicans swept into office in the 1994 election begin to feel an environmental backlash from their state as the next election nears.
Navajos win a court victory against Peabody Coal Company's strip mine on the reservation, citing pollution and desecrated burial sites.
Arizona tells the city of Phoenix that it must come up with $25 million to preserve the nearby state-owned Cave Creek Wash.
Despite some casualties, the reintroduced Yellowstone wolves seem to be thriving and beginning to reproduce.
Despite the killing of fish by polluted water in Montana's Clark Fork River, the EPA still says the removal of the toxic mining sediments that caused the problem is not worth the money.
Biologist Fred Dobler believes that cattle grazing may help save the endangered pygmy rabbit in the sagebrush steppe of eastern Washington.
Eastern Washington grass farms are upset by an announced phaseout of the practice of late-summer field burning, after clean air activists complain.
The controversial expansion of the Santa Fe Ski Area into a mountain basin called the Tesuque hits a legal snag when regional forester Charles Cartwright orders the original approval ruling to be reconsidered.
The destruction of two dams on Washington's Elwha River comes closer to reality after President Clinton allots $11 million to the project.
A letter to the late Ed Abbey ruefully notes how the writer's grim predictions about overpopulation and over-abuse of the canyon country are coming true.
Diné CARE, the group monitoring environmental issues on the Navajo Nation, hires Christine Benally as its new director.
The Uintah Mountain Club in Vernal, Utah, plans a literal "yard sale" to raise money.
A new federal policy lets fire managers put protection of natural resources ahead of property when they fight fires on public lands.
The Wild Rockies slate on the World Wide Web brings environmental resources to the Internet.
The West Desert Healthy Environment Alliance (HEAL) surveys cancer and health problem rates in Grantsville, Utah, where residents are exposed to military hazardous wastes.
Japanese volunteers form a group to build trails and revegetate meadows in American national parks.
The annual Wild Idaho! conference at Redfish Lake on May 17-19 is called "Pennies on the Railroad."
Conference on Wildlife and Trail Recreation: Integrating Demands in the Wild/Urban Interface.
Telluride, Colo., hosts the 18th annual MountainFilm Festival May 24-27.
An artists' workshop on "deep ecology," "Talking Gourds Retreat," will be in Telluride, Colo., June 28-30.
Heard Around the West
Montana weirdness, Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo and nepotism, Utah bans gay groups in schools, livestock fight back in Colorado, rattlesnakes in Vail, and Idaho paints over swastikas.
The controversial Crown Butte mining project near Yellowstone rouses opposition from both local citizens and national politicians.
Record numbers of winter visitors to Yellowstone create controversy about how to manage visitor- and snowmobile-caused problems.