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High Country News November 01, 1993

Sunbelt confrontation: Will Albuquerque roll over its past to reach its future?


Sunbelt confrontation: Will Albuquerque roll over its past to reach its future?

Controversy mounts over the construction of a road through Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque.

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Arizona BLM punishes "bad bureaucrat'

BLM hydrologist is censured after charging that groundwater pumping could harm the nation's first national conservation area along the San Pedro River.

Inquiry into activist's death continues

Inquiry into the death of Navajo activist Leroy Jackson continues.

Study says Elwha River is reclaimable

The Elwha Study shows that salmon habitat could be brought back to life if Elwha and Glines Canyon dams are removed.

Water still flows towards money

Vail Associates pump water west over the Continental Divide into Eagle Creek for snowmaking.

Award to the Dann sisters

Swedish philanthropist awards "Right Livelihood Award' to two Western Shoshone ranchers for asserting the rights of indigenous people.

Waste goes west

A Massachusetts sewage treatment plant pays a Utah landfill to reserve space for its sludge.

Colorado gets tougher on oil firms

Colorado Director of Natural Resources, Ken Salazar, attempts to tighten regulations for oil and gas drilling in eastern Colorado, despite farmers' criticism that reforms fall short

From rocks to pot

Two Bureau of Land Management employees are arrested for growing marijuana on BLM land.

Is eight enough?

Only eight Salmon River sockeye salmon complete the migration to Redfish Lake.

The next timber frontier

Several Northwest timber companies set their sights on Siberia's arctic forest with the help of Oregon Rep. Les AuCoin.

China breaks brief nuclear silence

After China sets off a nuclear device, the U.S. stands ready to resume nuclear testing in Nevada.

Western politics heat up

Political races in Idaho and Wyoming heat up after Gov. Cecil Andrus and Sen. Malcolm Wallop retire.

Battle for Montana wilderness enters its 16th round

Rep. Pat Williams introduces the Montana Wilderness Act for the 16th time, amidst disagreements between The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, The Sierra Club and other members of the environmentalist community.

1872 Mining Law comes calling on Sun Valley

The possibility of a new gold mine near Sun Valley ski area in Idaho causes a controversy over land use priorities.

Pine marten loses protection

Utah lifts a three-year moratorium on trapping pine marten.

Subterranean snacks no more

The National Park Service says the cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns is inappropriate, despite opposition from both of New Mexico's senators.

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Petroglyphs have drawn fire for decades

Urban crime has risen at the Petroglyph National Monument as Albuquerque draws nearer.

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