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Readers react: A sequel to the special issue on grazing May 07, 1990

Readers react: A sequel to the special issue on grazing

Grazing reform appears to be a sustainable and unstoppable movement to recover lost land.

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HCN's Annual Guide to Outdoor Education in the West April 23, 1990

HCN's Annual Guide to Outdoor Education in the West

We want you to know about the many opportunities there are to get to know the West's wildlife, spectacular lands and the people who bring it all to meaning.

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Groups plot political strategies for ancient forest protection April 09, 1990

Groups plot political strategies for ancient forest protection

As the ancient forests of the Northwest continue to fall as fast as ever, conservationists and politicians are wrestling to draft new legislation that would save the remaining trees.

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Is there room for everyone? March 26, 1990

Is there room for everyone?

The tranquil snowscape of Yellowstone has become a symbol of efforts to expand commercial development in the national parks.

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Bucking tradition March 12, 1990

Bucking tradition

Can ranchers change the way they do business and move toward sustainable practices?

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Is the Forest Service changing? February 26, 1990

Is the Forest Service changing?

A former timber sale planner says "it's all talk."

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U.S. military plots vast land coups February 12, 1990

U.S. military plots vast land coups

If the U.S. military has its way, 3.5 million acres in the West would be converted into a make-believe war zone.

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James McClure shakes up the Senate, and the West January 29, 1990

James McClure shakes up the Senate, and the West

The surprise announcement by Sen. James McClure that he will not seek a fourth term had an earthquake-like effect on the relatively stable structure of Idaho's congressional politics.

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The decline of the West's made-in-Washington economy continues January 01, 1990

The decline of the West's made-in-Washington economy continues

What sense are we to make of the inland West's last 10 years? And what possible futures can we imagine for the 1990s and beyond, based on our interpretation of the 1980s?

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Poachers: Driving wild things to extinction December 18, 1989

Poachers: Driving wild things to extinction

As habitat dwindles around the world, the Rocky Mountain West has become a stronghold for commercial poachers and illegal hunters seeking the last concentrations of trophy animals.

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The West's fouled waters, Part II: The new reclamation December 04, 1989

The West's fouled waters, Part II: The new reclamation

The drastic decline of the West's natural resource economy and the failings of conventional water development have created a climate for change.

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The West's fouled waters, Part I: Billions for quantity, but not a penny for quality November 20, 1989

The West's fouled waters, Part I: Billions for quantity, but not a penny for quality

The West's refusal to confront the issue of water quality will haunt the region.

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Money comes calling in a remote poor valley November 06, 1989

Money comes calling in a remote poor valley

Colorado's sparsely populated and remote San Luis Valley is without strong ties to either Denver's urbanized Front Range or to the state's rural Western Slope. But that may be ending.

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In Hells Canyon's: timber cutting, jet boats and general neglect October 23, 1989

In Hells Canyon's: timber cutting, jet boats and general neglect

If scenery, wildlife and pure spectacle mean anything, Hells Canyon and its environs will someday be recognized as a national treasure. But today it is only another controversial wild area and even the controversy is local, rather than national.

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WIPP is dazed, but not dead October 09, 1989

WIPP is dazed, but not dead

The fight over the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is in a stalemate.

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Special issue: High Country News is 20 September 25, 1989

Special issue: High Country News is 20

An improbable newspaper reaches an improbable age.

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Two Forks dam: EPA reaffirms its veto intent September 11, 1989

Two Forks dam: EPA reaffirms its veto intent

The Environmental Protection Agency has pushed the proposed Two Forks dam one step closer to oblivion.

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Still wild at 25 August 28, 1989

Still wild at 25

Canyonlands National Park remains primitive, with more dirt roads than paved.

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In Tulluride, Colorado ... August 14, 1989

In Tulluride, Colorado ...

Mining has left hollowed-out, suppurating mountains and mesas of waste. Now the town, state and mining company debate potential fix-up plans.

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Nuclear plant's cover is blown July 31, 1989

Nuclear plant's cover is blown

On June 6, 75 agents from a joint FBI-EPA task force raided the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver.

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Tumbleweeds triumphant July 03, 1989

Tumbleweeds triumphant

How the Russians conquered the West.

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FBI changes four with attack on power line June 19, 1989

FBI changes four with attack on power line

Dave Foreman and three others are arrested for allegedly trying to fell a tower that carries high-voltage lines used by the Central Arizona Project.

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Forester challenges his agency to a discussion June 05, 1989

Forester challenges his agency to a discussion

It wasn't until timber sales planner Jeff DeBonis was transferred to the Willamette National Forest -- the biggest timber-producing national forest in the country -- that what he saw made him open his mouth.

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The charring of Wyoming May 22, 1989

The charring of Wyoming

In the midst of Wyoming's energy depression, Char-Fuels of Wyoming, Inc. seemed to offer a dream come true.

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Nevada fights its second nuclear war May 08, 1989

Nevada fights its second nuclear war

The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to place the nation's first high-level nuclear waste repository on federal land adjacent to a former nuclear test site.

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