High Country News July 22, 1996
The first-ever manmade flood of the Colorado River through Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam is intended to help repair the river in Grand Canyon - and perhaps to signal the end of the "technocratic utopia" dream.
Canyon hydrologist Jack Schmidt says that the decision of how to manage the Colorado River requires a decision on what kind of river people want it to be.
The Southwest's severe drought takes a toll on the ranchers of New Mexico's Gila National Forest.
Paonia's Cherry Days festival, summer visitors, corrections, and Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife head, dies of cancer at age 49, also obituary for Harley Greiman by Ed Marston.
A 15-year-old Boy Scout finds the Grand Canyon deadly, and park rescue crews point out that all visitors need to be prepared.
Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo elected in 1994 on a tide of populist optimism, loses support amid charges of nepotism and betrayal.
The once-unbeatable, notorious salvage logging rider takes hits from all three branches of government - but still remains in place.
Southwestern drought kindles an early and fierce fire season, especially in Arizona and New Mexico.
Environmentalists, trappers and ranchers skirmish as a ballot initiative banning all trapping, snaring and poisoning of Colorado animals gathers signatures for the November election.
The so-called Republican Revolution in Congress stalls because Americans don't really believe in revolutions, despite the hype.
More than 60 state parks in Oregon face closing - and possible selling off to developers - as victims of budget crisis.
Robert H. Webb's "Grand Canyon, A Century of Change" and Eleanor Inskip's "The Colorado River through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell" are reviewed.
The Inland Empire Public Lands Council's video, "Get the Lead Out!", warns citizens about toxic mining waste polluting the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene watershed.
"The Northwest Salmon Crisis: A Documentary History" edited by Joseph Cone and Sandy Ridlington is reviewed.
Citizens of Yarnell, Ariz., form Guardians for the Rural Environment to protest a Canadian mining company's plans to reopen an open-pit gold mine.
The Hanford Health Information Network is gathering archives on people exposed to radiation from southeast Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The Predator Project's pamphlet "The Wild Bunch" brings America's forest carnivores and the dangers they face to the public's attention.
Terry Tempest Williams speaks July 30 at Aspen's Harris Hall, sponsored by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
The 21st annual Colorado Water Workshop at Western State College in Gunnison, Aug. 7-9, focuses this year on Instream Flows: Minimum Doctrine/Maximum Controversy.
The Endangered Species Act Conference is held Aug. 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colo.
Jackson, Wyo., hosts fifth annual training institute, "Helping Small Towns Survive," sponsored by Heartland Center for Leadership Development, Oct. 10-14.
Heard Around the West
Tourist encounters in national parks, thievery and honesty in Colorado and Nevada, testing Olestra in Grand Junction, Colo., fiberglass cow in Park City, Utah, runs into trouble with planning commission, DIA and tornadoes, etc., and competition for mines