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The Wilderness Society's outstanding alumni August 05, 1985

The Wilderness Society's outstanding alumni

Most former staff from the Wilderness Society are still doing grassroots wilderness work in the West. They just aren't working for the Wilderness Society.

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Bailing out a National Monument in New Mexico July 22, 1985

Bailing out a National Monument in New Mexico

Heavy runoff has overflowed the Cochiti Reservoir, threatening the Anasazi ruins and wildlife of Bandelier National Monument.

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A fruitgrower falls prey to his poisonous sprays July 08, 1985

A fruitgrower falls prey to his poisonous sprays

Fruitgrowers in the North Fork Valley in Delta County, Colo., wake up to the dangerous health effects of pesticides.

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Murky language lands an EIS in deep water June 24, 1985

Murky language lands an EIS in deep water

If a court ruling holds up, federal bureaucrats may have to re-think how they write Environmental Impact Statements.

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The Endangered Species Act is thus far a glass hammer June 10, 1985

The Endangered Species Act is thus far a glass hammer

A special issue examines how, despite the 1973 Endangered Species Act, plants and animals continue to vanish from the earth at a rapid pace.

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Wilderness: It ain't what you think May 27, 1985

Wilderness: It ain't what you think

A special issue on wilderness management.

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Mining may come to a wilderness May 13, 1985

Mining may come to a wilderness

Taking advantage of the 1872 Mining Law and the exemption in the Wilderness Act, U.S. Borax and the American Smelting and Refining Company want to mine in Montana's Cabinet Mountains.

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A financial buccaneer and his resort come to Idaho's Priest Lake April 29, 1985

A financial buccaneer and his resort come to Idaho's Priest Lake

Priest Lake's future is tangled in a web of money-making through the doings and undoings of British financier Sir James Goldsmith.

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Peaches and apples roar back April 15, 1985

Peaches and apples roar back

In the wake of the collapse of the early 1980s oil shale boom in and around Palisade, Colo., fruitgrowing is one of the few games in town.

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A New Mexico uranium town wonders how far it will fall April 01, 1985

A New Mexico uranium town wonders how far it will fall

Grants Pass, N.M., was a thriving town built on the uranium boom that peaked in 1980. But in the wake of the uranium bust, businesses are hurting and unemployment has hit 25 percent.

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A busted Wyoming mining town remains haunted by 550 lost jobs March 18, 1985

A busted Wyoming mining town remains haunted by 550 lost jobs

In Part 2 of a two-issue series on boom and bust in Wyoming, Lander is still reeling from U.S. Steel's decision last April to permanently close its Atlanta City iron ore mine.

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The West as military target March 04, 1985

The West as military target

The Navy and Air Force are planning to convert 8,500 square miles of public air space in Nevada into a supersonic jet training area.

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The boom is back in southwestern Wyoming February 18, 1985

The boom is back in southwestern Wyoming

In Part 1 of a two-issue series on boom and bust in Wyoming, Exxon has announced plans to double the size of its giant Shute Creek gas processing plant already under construction, possibly needing a workforce of 5,000 people.

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Uranium mines and mills may have caused birth defects among Navajo Indians February 04, 1985

Uranium mines and mills may have caused birth defects among Navajo Indians

Down the dusty back roads of the Navajo Nation, scientists are tracking an invisible killer which may be responsible for the maiming of hundreds of Navajo children.

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The Forest Service meets its critics January 21, 1985

The Forest Service meets its critics

Forest Service Chief Max Peterson comes to Casper, Wyo., and San Francisco, Calif., to speak about recreational user fees, logging subsidies and other controversial issues.

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Seeing the forest for the trees December 24, 1984

Seeing the forest for the trees

As forest plans are applied to the National Forests over the next fifty years, how are the forests going to look?

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Is America's Indian policy that of 'starve or sell'? December 10, 1984

Is America's Indian policy that of 'starve or sell'?

To some, the issue with a vetoed Indian health care bill is simply the delivery of health services on and off reservations. But to others it is a possible plot to put the tribes in a position where they must deal away their natural resources at low prices in order to survive.

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A Guide to the 99th Congress November 26, 1984

A Guide to the 99th Congress

A special issue with analysis of the November 1984 election, plus a look ahead at how Congress may treat wilderness, water and other issues.

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Fierce beauty devoid of economic advantage November 12, 1984

Fierce beauty devoid of economic advantage

One of the curious paradoxes of the American experience is that many of those who live in closest proximity to wilderness exhibit the greatest contempt for it.

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Is Colorado River water for sale? October 29, 1984

Is Colorado River water for sale?

The Central Arizona Project is at least a year away from watering lawns, golf courses and crops in the Phoenix area. But the multibillion-dollar diversion of water out of the Colorado River is already rearranging the way water is viewed in the West.

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America debates and litigates the future of its forests October 15, 1984

America debates and litigates the future of its forests

A special issue putting into perspective the last year's timber sales, road building and herbicide spraying, the "threat" of RARE III and other debates over "multiple use."

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A Western tradition ends with a conference on America's parks October 01, 1984

A Western tradition ends with a conference on America's parks

A report on the Institute of the American West's conference, Parks in the West and American Culture.

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The Garrison Diversion Project is North Dakota's history, and destiny September 17, 1984

The Garrison Diversion Project is North Dakota's history, and destiny

The best way to understand the uproar over the Garrison Diversion is to think of the project as a metaphor for North Dakota's history and an expression of its psyche.

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Acid rain: The damage it does can be deadly September 03, 1984

Acid rain: The damage it does can be deadly

A special issue exploring acid rain's causes, effects and efforts to curb it.

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The national forests are cooking August 06, 1984

The national forests are cooking

Louisiana-Pacific will soon have two aspen flakeboard plants on line in western Colorado, raising questions about "multiple use" forest management.

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