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Briney Colorado still defies salty solutions October 16, 1981

Briney Colorado still defies salty solutions

One thousand miles upriver from Mexico's farmers, in Colorado's Grand Valley, the federal effort to control salinity is floundering.

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Encounters with Henry on Utah's Green River October 02, 1981

Encounters with Henry on Utah's Green River

Excerpts from Edward Abbey's introduction to a new edition of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, plus articles on industrial revenue bonds, James Watt and more.

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Crying wolf -- restoring the 'rapacious predator' to the Rockies September 18, 1981

Crying wolf -- restoring the 'rapacious predator' to the Rockies

Since the completion of the Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan in 1980, a team of biologists has been working to re-establish breeding populations of wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

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Super-trains breed super-terminals September 04, 1981

Super-trains breed super-terminals

Favoring bigger trains, Burlington Northern will discontinue rail service to small agricultural communities like Rapelje, Montana.

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Cattle, cussing and cowboys August 07, 1981

Cattle, cussing and cowboys

HCN editor Dan Whipple follows a cattle drive in Utah's Uinta Mountains.

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Peaking in on the Grand Canyon July 24, 1981

Peaking in on the Grand Canyon

The focus of Colorado River controversy is a federal plan to meet increased electrical power needs by expanding generation at Glen Canyon Dam, just upstream of Grand Canyon National Park.

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A mountain of money above a not-so-fruitful plan July 10, 1981

A mountain of money above a not-so-fruitful plan

When the Anaconda Copper Co. closed its Anaconda, Mont., smelter in October, the community appealed to the state for help in keeping the town alive. But the state's response has been disappointing.

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The Overthrust moneybelt: Difficult dispersal of impact dollars June 26, 1981

The Overthrust moneybelt: Difficult dispersal of impact dollars

A natural gas boom around Evanston, Wyoming, has brought a rise in violent crime, traffic and disintegration of rural culture, but funds set aside to mitigate the impacts haven't been properly applied.

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Looking for juice in backyard dams June 12, 1981

Looking for juice in backyard dams

A proposal to retrofit a high-mountain dam near Aspen, Colorado is one of dozens of potential hydropower projects in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Rolling down the road -- the invisible network of nuclear transport May 29, 1981

Rolling down the road -- the invisible network of nuclear transport

The U.S. Department of Energy makes so many secret shipments of nuclear weapons components each year that there are a likely a dozen or more convoys on the road on some days.

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No room in this field for the young May 15, 1981

No room in this field for the young

A farm near Boulder, Colorado illustrates the challenges of passing family farms on to future generations, and of the hurdles to young farmers in general.

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Blowing it: 'ecotage' in Jackson Hole May 01, 1981

Blowing it: 'ecotage' in Jackson Hole

Sabotage of an oil and gas exploration rig outside Jackson, Wyoming, raises questions that divide the environmental community.

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Tax forecloses inheritance dream April 17, 1981

Tax forecloses inheritance dream

Inheritance taxes negate the rise in farmland value and consume some farms that would otherwise pass on to the farmers' heirs, prompting efforts to reform tax laws.

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Oil shale future: Jewel or synfuel? April 03, 1981

Oil shale future: Jewel or synfuel?

In part one of a two-part series, a geologist from Colorado examines the future of oil shale in the Rocky Mountain region, exploring the properties of the oil-rich rock and the jockeying of energy companies for a piece of the action.

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'Extinct' grizzlies sighted in Colorado March 20, 1981

'Extinct' grizzlies sighted in Colorado

Recent reports of grizzly bears in Colorado may end the blanket denial of the grizzly's presence there by state and federal officials.

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John Baden: Put public lands in private hands March 06, 1981

John Baden: Put public lands in private hands

The Center for Political Economy and Natural Resources, based in Bozeman, Montana, advocates for applying free market economic approaches to managing natural resources, including those on public lands.

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Water warning: a ploy, or poison? February 20, 1981

Water warning: a ploy, or poison?

The Colorado Department of Health has warned residents of Irondale, Colo., that their wells are contaminated with DBCP, a pesticide known to cause male sterility and possibly cancer.

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Wyoming loses million on ore tax February 06, 1981

Wyoming loses million on ore tax

Because of outdated tax assessment methods, the state of Wyoming has lost about $10 million in uranium severance tax payments since 1977.

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Water watchdogs neglect the Navajo January 23, 1981

Water watchdogs neglect the Navajo

A congressional investigation has found that there may be serious undiscovered drinking water problems on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

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'I'm a juggie' January 09, 1981

'I'm a juggie'

The author reflects on work "jugging" -- seismographic exploration for oil and gas. "I had reservations about the work, but that $100 a day talked louder."

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Jeffrey City: "I don't know a person in town who isn't thinking of leaving" December 26, 1980

Jeffrey City: "I don't know a person in town who isn't thinking of leaving"

In Jeffrey City, Wyo., a 25-year-old boom town that lies in one of the most hostile environments in the country, the local union struggles to hold the town together amid layoffs caused by a downturn in the uranium industry.

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Rebels revel in new power, polish December 12, 1980

Rebels revel in new power, polish

Now that the Sagebrush Rebels have a president and half a dozen conservative senators sympathetic to their cause, their goal of turning over federally managed lands to the states looks more tangible than ever.

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Channeling the stream of toxic wastes November 28, 1980

Channeling the stream of toxic wastes

Environmental regulators are perplexed as they grapple with what they're calling the most pressing environmental problem of the 1980s -- hazardous waste.

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Anaconda: The smelter shuts down, and so does the town November 14, 1980

Anaconda: The smelter shuts down, and so does the town

Citing antiquated equipment, pollution control problems and foreign competition, Atlantic Richfield Co. announced recently that it will not reopen its Anaconda, Montana, copper smelter, which employs nearly 1,000 people.

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Archeologists dig for points, paydirt October 31, 1980

Archeologists dig for points, paydirt

Requirements that energy companies inventory archeological sites when they disturb public lands are creating plenty of good-paying jobs for archeologists.

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