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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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Grazing in the West July 23, 1984

Grazing in the West

A special issue with six pages on the Taylor Grazing Act, cattle and elk in National Parks and grazing guru Allan Savory.

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Can Edward Abbey learn to love Glen Canyon Dam? July 09, 1984

Can Edward Abbey learn to love Glen Canyon Dam?

Tom Gambler, a career Bureau of Reclamation man, wants to show writer Edward Abbey through Glen Canyon Dam.

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Geology of the West June 25, 1984

Geology of the West

A special issue on Idaho's Great Rift, clashing crustal plates, the Henry Mountains and more.

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The Big Dam Era on the Colorado River enters a new stage June 11, 1984

The Big Dam Era on the Colorado River enters a new stage

A potential legal and physical reworking of the Colorado River could reshape it as much as did the 1956 Colorado River Storage Project Act, which authorized Glen Canyon Dam and others.

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Utah Governor declares war on a Canyonlands nuclear dump May 28, 1984

Utah Governor declares war on a Canyonlands nuclear dump

Utah Governor Scott Matheson flatly opposes the Department of Energy's proposal to bury high-level nuclear wastes just outside Canyonlands National Park.

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A stripmine clashes with an ancient Anasazi ruin May 14, 1984

A stripmine clashes with an ancient Anasazi ruin

The Chimney Rock Coal Company wants to mine a Forest Service site in southwestern Colorado that's home to well-preserved Anasazi ruins.

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Can the West swim upstream to jobs and happiness? April 30, 1984

Can the West swim upstream to jobs and happiness?

The West has been obsessed by something it calls "economic development" since the great resource bust of 1981-1982 turned attention from mining, drilling and cutting to tourism, manufacturing, and agriculture.

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The Park Service mission hangs in the balance April 16, 1984

The Park Service mission hangs in the balance

An issue exploring the role of nature in National Park management, plus a new Department of Interior program to make park management more efficient.

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Oil shale comes on hard times April 02, 1984

Oil shale comes on hard times

A special issue exploring how and why the latest efforts to cook liquid oil out of oil shale are rapidly failing.

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Foes launch first-strike attack on MX March 19, 1984

Foes launch first-strike attack on MX

The MX missile deployment in Nebraska and Wyoming is meeting stepped up opposition, with Colorado pressing to be included in an assessment of regional impacts.

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Linowes Commission raps coal leasing March 05, 1984

Linowes Commission raps coal leasing

The Linowes Commission has found James Watt's Department of Interior guilty of man-handling coal leasing.

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How Hugh Kaufman moves the ball February 20, 1984

How Hugh Kaufman moves the ball

EPA Superfund whistleblower Hugh Kaufman travels the country telling one horror story after another about the Carter and Reagan administrations.

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Wyoming: a small town with long streets February 06, 1984

Wyoming: a small town with long streets

A special issue on Wyoming's politics, its economics, and the way it welcomed home James Watt. Plus, a centerspread on Wyoming's marooned antelope.

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The future of the West January 23, 1984

The future of the West

A special issue on the drowning of Salt Lake City, Colorado Gov. Lamm's year 2005 vision, and the Rockies' role in a boomless future.

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