High Country News December 09, 1996
Well-organized and well-heeled, off-road vehicle users constitute a large and powerful group aiming to stake its claim to the West's public lands.
David Brower wants to empty Lake Powell; trail builder Gudy Gaskill visits.
A judge orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to review its 1994 decision that the bull trout does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.
The Oakridge Ranger Station in Oregon is destroyed by unknown arsonists.
Judge William Dwyer orders Idaho and the EPA to develop clean-up plans for 962 polluted rivers, streams and lakes.
Wyoming's Whiskey Peak, popular with hang-gliders, ranchers, wildlife and others, faces difficult decisions on which roads to close and which to improve for access.
Louisiana-Pacific must pay one of the largest product-liability settlements in U.S. history to customers who bought the company's Inner Seal home siding.
Developers' desire to build two subdivisions on private land within Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation Area stirs up trouble between landowners and the Forest Service.
Maps from Washington state's Department of Natural Resources wrongly shows no fish living in more than 1,000 miles of streams - and could thereby harm what fish remain when protective corridors are not left beside streams.
Residents of Elmore County, Idaho, are upset by plans to put the state's largest landfill in their backyard.
The photographs of Eric Paddock in his new book, "Belonging to the West," celebrate the ordinary landscapes that are the heart of the West.
Bart Koehler and the Coyote Angels release a CD of songs celebrating the wildness of the West.
The "Citizen's Guide to Opposing Military Airspace Expansion" gives practical advice.
Two books on the Columbia River, Blaine Harden's "A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia," and William Dietrich's "Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River," are reviewed.
"Even in Quiet Places: Poems by William Stafford" is reviewed.
Michael Melius of South Dakota makes jewelry designed to be planted, from the seeds of native grasses and wildflowers.
A new weekly, "The Great Times," begins in Great Falls, Montana.
Salt Lake City environmentalist Dick Carter of Utah Wilderness Association fame founds a new litigation group, The High Uinta Preservation Council.
Bruce Hucko's book "Where There is No Name for Art: The Art of Tewa Pueblo Children," celebrates creativity of young Native Americans.
An elk hunter dislikes ORVs despite their convenience because they make the country too small.
Native Americans and others are upset by a New York brewery's determination to market "Original Crazy Horse Malt Liquor."
Heard Around the West
Wilderness golfing; a renegade in nothing but a T-shirt sent to save the soul of an angry man; Durango's Jeff Morrissey and more A-LP rudeness; housekeeper sues ritzy Colorado club.
Forest Service volunteer Earl Monroe uses a skinny little bulldozer to help build trails on Colorado's Western Slope.
The Forest Service's Alan Vandiver uses a road-ripping bulldozer to get rid of roads in Montana.
Tread Lightly! tries to rein in reckless ORV advertising that glorifies the vehicles ripping up the land.
Utah's popular Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park tries to balance the needs of ORVers, hikers, New Agers - and the very rare, endemic tiger beetle.