High Country News November 25, 1996
Idaho's beautiful Silver Valley and Lake Coeur d'Alene build a new resort economy on a toxic stew of mining waste.
A state-by-state review of the national elections reveals a West given over to Republicans.
Election aftermath; what's wrong with this picture; corrections and emendations.
The Utah trial of eight North Star employees in the death of Arizona teenager Aaron Bacon on a "tough-love" wilderness program ends with only the field instructor, Craig Fisher, guilty as charged.
Media mogul Ted Turner trades school trust lands for privacy in Montana.
Washington's Centralia Coal Plant want $80 million in tax breaks to stop polluting the air over Mount Rainier.
Small-town doctor and environmentalist Patrick Shipsey shoots 11 cows in John Day, Ore., and accidentally kills a ballot measure that would have removed cattle from polluted streams.
An Idaho county jury assesses $1.15 million in damages against 12 Earth First! Cove-Mallard protesters.
In New Mexico, Forest Guardians and the Southwest Environmental Center succeed in winning a bid for a tract of state land on the Rio Puerco River.
Six young condors now in a holding pen in Arizona's Vermilion Cliffs will be the first condors to live on the Colorado Plateau since 1924.
More than 4,000 fish are killed by sediment when an irrigation company drains its reservoir on Colorado's Poudre River.
Westerners vote like everybody else, with just a slight Western twang.
Post election musings by a Western Democrat consider why Republicans won so easily and what new strategies environmentalists need to learn.
Heard Around the West
"Samowen" campground; Samish Tribe is not dead yet; urine-testing for river guides' cellular phone "rescue in Yosemite"; bears in cars; state-sponsored hairdos in Montana.
Idaho developers build resorts on the remains of a busted mining and timber economy.
Marti Calabretta directs the cleanup of Canyon Creek, one of the most polluted tributaries of the Coeur d'Alene River.
In his own words, Coeur d'Alene tribal councilman Henry SiJohn decries the pollution of a sacred place.
The small but feisty Coeur d'Alene tribe has always tackled tough issues.
Heavy-metal mining pollution in Idaho worries people downstream in Spokane, Wash.
The next Congress will probably not solve any Western environmental problems.
Republican Wayne Allard beat Democrat Tom Strickland in Colorado because Westerners didn't like Clinton's "land grab" in Utah, columnist says.