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In Denver, the rule is: Exhale, but don't inhale August 03, 1987

In Denver, the rule is: Exhale, but don't inhale

Denver faces an annual battle with unhealthy carbon monoxide emitted by cars, trucks, woodstoves and fireplaces.

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Downwinders: America's nuclear sacrificial lambs July 06, 1987

Downwinders: America's nuclear sacrificial lambs

People living near the Nevada Test Site got as much radiation from a few years of fallout from government testing as they would from natural sources during their entire lifetimes.

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Update on Yellowstone: Mott quietly locks horns with his boss June 22, 1987

Update on Yellowstone: Mott quietly locks horns with his boss

Park Service Director William Penn Mott doesn't agree with U.S. Interior Department official William Horn on many things, including wolf reintroduction.

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Wyoming's vast, scarred Red Desert June 08, 1987

Wyoming's vast, scarred Red Desert

The Red Desert is quiet now, but the marks remain from a period of oil, gas and uranium exploration and extraction.

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Groundwater pollution: A silent, insidious invasion May 25, 1987

Groundwater pollution: A silent, insidious invasion

A neighborhood suspects the Tucson International Airport, where military aircraft are built and serviced, as the source of cancer-causing pollution.

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A struggle for an Arizona peak May 11, 1987

A struggle for an Arizona peak

Preservationists oppose construction of an astronomical observatory on Mount Graham.

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Two views of Allan Savory April 27, 1987

Two views of Allan Savory

Guru of false hopes and an overstocked range, or creator of a Socratic approach to land management?

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Heap leach mining comes to South Dakota April 13, 1987

Heap leach mining comes to South Dakota

Wharf Resources's open pits, roads, parking lots, heap leach piles, holding ponds and refinery are a vast, complex earth-moving enterprise in the Black Hills.

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The Northern Utes take on Utah March 30, 1987

The Northern Utes take on Utah

In a little-noticed battle, 2,500 members of the Northern Ute Indian tribe have re-established sovereignty over three million acres in Utah's Uintah Basin.

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The wild horse: Feral pest or living history? March 16, 1987

The wild horse: Feral pest or living history?

The number of horses on the range doubles roughly every seven years, creating conflict between ranchers, land managers and those who see the animals as a last remnant of the Wild West.

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The Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Poor engineering, worse PR March 02, 1987

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Poor engineering, worse PR

"It sucks" is what an unidentified staffer for U.S. Department of Energy concluded about his agency's choice of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as a candidate for the nation's first high-level nuclear waste dump.

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A game ranching bill in Wyoming pits landowners against hunters February 16, 1987

A game ranching bill in Wyoming pits landowners against hunters

The jerry-built system of wildlife management on a mix of state-owned, federal and private lands is under pressure from private landowners.

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The West cleans up its act February 02, 1987

The West cleans up its act

An acid rain-causing copper smelter in Douglas, Ariz., closes.

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Rebottling the nuclear genie January 19, 1987

Rebottling the nuclear genie

A spill at a United Nuclear Corp. uranium mill highlights problems in New Mexico's uranium belt.

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An America that did not happen December 22, 1986

An America that did not happen

The closure of Camp Grisdale, a planned community for a permanent workforce of loggers on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, marks the end of a sustained-yield program that was supposed to last at least a century.

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With isolation and great vats of time December 08, 1986

With isolation and great vats of time

Art Cuelho, in his 20-by-24-foot garage studio in Big Timber, Mont., runs Seven Buffaloes Press, perhaps the only independent rural press still around.

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The two-party system is back November 24, 1986

The two-party system is back

People in the West voted as Nevadans, North Dakotans and Oregonians, not as participants in a national plebiscite. See election results from 10 states and the Navajo Nation.

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The Colorado River as plumbing November 10, 1986

The Colorado River as plumbing

Part 4 of the award-winning four-issue series Western Water Made Simple.

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The Missouri River: In Search of Destiny October 27, 1986

The Missouri River: In Search of Destiny

Part 3 of the award-winning four-issue series Western Water Made Simple.

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The Columbia River: An Age of Reform October 13, 1986

The Columbia River: An Age of Reform

Part 2 of the award-winning four-issue series Western Water Made Simple.

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Western Water Made Simple September 29, 1986

Western Water Made Simple

Part 1 of the award-winning four-issue series about water in the West.

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Two views of the grizzly September 15, 1986

Two views of the grizzly

As grizzly bears cause trouble for ranchers near Choteau, Mont., a father and son see the issue differently.

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Ski area proposal goes smash September 01, 1986

Ski area proposal goes smash

The collapse of the Wolf Creek Pass ski resort snares 80 partnerships, 800 investors, $65 million in partnership capital and $170 million in real estate.

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Graverobbers, agencies at work sacking an ancient culture August 18, 1986

Graverobbers, agencies at work sacking an ancient culture

A federal sting stirs up Blanding, Utah, which lies in one of the richest archaeological regions in the United States.

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Gudy Gaskill and some friends build a 480-mile trail August 04, 1986

Gudy Gaskill and some friends build a 480-mile trail

The Colorado Trail -- a Denver to Durango mountain path for hikers, horses and mountain bikes -- is being built for a pittance by volunteers after a well-funded professional effort collapsed several years ago.

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