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Salmon advocates say: the quiet slaughter continues May 31, 1993

Salmon advocates say: the quiet slaughter continues

The issue of whether or not barging salmon around dams is effective is taken to court.

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Fore! in Santa Fe May 17, 1993

Fore! in Santa Fe

A proposed golf course in Santa Fe is another milestone in the area's cultural transformation.

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Now that Denver has abdicated ... who will coordinate and inspire the West? May 03, 1993

Now that Denver has abdicated ... who will coordinate and inspire the West?

A history of Denver's economic development and rise to prominence as a Western city.

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Clinton flinches under western pressure April 19, 1993

Clinton flinches under western pressure

Environmentalists' euphoria over President Bill Clinton's Western policies came to an abrupt end in late March, when the White House pulled public land reforms from its new budget.

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Special issue: Small towns under seige April 05, 1993

Special issue: Small towns under seige

Aspen, Colo. grapples with the angst of being a rich resort town, a mill closure shakes Kremmling, Colo., Livingston, Mont. is caught off-guard by its popularity, and the West is transformed byte by byte.

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The dam that won't die March 22, 1993

The dam that won't die

A showdown between environmentalists and water project advocates nears on the Animus-La Plata water project.

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A famous skeleton returns to the earth March 08, 1993

A famous skeleton returns to the earth

A paleoIndian skeleton is reburied in Idaho.

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The continuing saga of New Mexico's Gray Ranch February 22, 1993

The continuing saga of New Mexico's Gray Ranch

The Nature Conservancy sells the biologically diverse Gray Ranch amidst local concern.

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Lawmakers turn the Fifth into sharp-pointed sword February 08, 1993

Lawmakers turn the Fifth into sharp-pointed sword

Several lawsuits say the government should compensate for land devalued in "takings" cases.

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Can Bruce Babbitt make Interior hum? January 25, 1993

Can Bruce Babbitt make Interior hum?

Bruce Babbitt will manage a fragmented and dysfunctional Department of the Interior.

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Audubon's 'ranch' ungrazed, but used December 28, 1992

Audubon's 'ranch' ungrazed, but used

It's hard to find prime grassland where you don't see signs of grazing. This is what makes the National Audubon Society's Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch near Elgin, Ariz., so valuable.

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Wilderness bills: What went wrong ... and is it time for a new approach? December 14, 1992

Wilderness bills: What went wrong ... and is it time for a new approach?

For the second time in four years, a Montana wilderness bill has been defeated in the closing moments of a Congress, and it wasn't alone.

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Pressure builds to change remote park November 30, 1992

Pressure builds to change remote park

Chaco Canyon is a battleground, with tourists, environmentalists, business interests and Navajos jousting over whether to build a paved road to a park now served only by dirt roads.

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The 1992 Election: Nationally a revolution, in the West an evolution November 16, 1992

The 1992 Election: Nationally a revolution, in the West an evolution

The West has come late and gradually to the experience of cultural diversity and aggressive minorities. But the 1992 election tells us that the region is finally experiencing what it means to be part of America in the late 20th century.

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The nuclear age: 1945, the beginning; 1992, the beginning of the end November 02, 1992

The nuclear age: 1945, the beginning; 1992, the beginning of the end

The atomic age began with a big bang. The buildup to the Cold War took place in a few short years. But the struggle over its legacy and lessons for humanity have just begun.

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Water & Power October 19, 1992

Water & Power

Fear of the Supreme Court leads tribes to accept an adverse decision, while a new electric power technology could help the Grand Canyon and salmon.

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Western voters face clear choices October 05, 1992

Western voters face clear choices

A primer on Election 1992 in ten Western states.

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Battle for the Bones September 21, 1992

Battle for the Bones

Today, across the West, scientists, rockhounds and those who collect for profit are battling over the bones of the 100-million-year-old wildlife of the Mesozoic.

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Developer builds in a wilderness September 07, 1992

Developer builds in a wilderness

Pulling his horse up short, U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Steve Posey turns to watch a helicopter fly overhead with another load of concrete and building materials dangling from its belly ...

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Leave it to beaver August 24, 1992

Leave it to beaver

Beavers on a ranch in Idaho have turned a previously gouged creek bottom into a wetland brimming with wildlife and produced a new pasture for the ranch's livestock.

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Arizona's water disaster August 10, 1992

Arizona's water disaster

The $4 billion Central Arizona Project provides water, but few can afford to buy it.

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Special issue: Part 2 of The Electric Revolution July 13, 1992

Special issue: Part 2 of The Electric Revolution

Dams and coal hit the age of limits.

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Tribe wins back stolen water June 15, 1992

Tribe wins back stolen water

A century-long battle for water rights waged by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona ended as Western film rarely do: The Indians won.

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National forest grazing cuts are stalled by politics June 01, 1992

National forest grazing cuts are stalled by politics

Two Idaho and Montana studies by the Forest Service represent the first full-scale efforts by the agency to control damage caused by grazing, but substantial improvements on the range may be a long way off.

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