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Using the best guess April 30, 1982

Using the best guess

It's been five years since Congress passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act requiring coal companies to reclaim strip-mines, but the science and methods of reclamation are still being developed.

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The Big Secret: Highly toxic pesticides in the Rockies April 16, 1982

The Big Secret: Highly toxic pesticides in the Rockies

A special issue on agriculture, with articles on agriculture economics, soil erosion and the secrecy surrounding the use of pesticides in Rocky Mountain states.

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Denver: Power center of the Rockies April 02, 1982

Denver: Power center of the Rockies

Despite becoming the bustling hub of the West's energy boom, Denver is tied to an outside business elite, and remains a secondary center of power whose major role consists of dominating more exploited regions of the interior.

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Wilderness on the rocks March 19, 1982

Wilderness on the rocks

Environmentalists oppose bills, supported by snowmobiling and timber interests, that would establish more wilderness in Montana and Wyoming.

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Pine beetles munch on, policies differ March 05, 1982

Pine beetles munch on, policies differ

Forest managers are responding to the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which is killing trees across the Rocky Mountain region, with an environmentally-based method called "integrated pest management."

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Feds study nuke dump near Canyonlands February 19, 1982

Feds study nuke dump near Canyonlands

A special issue on Utah, with articles on a proposed nuclear waste disposal facility near Canyonlands National Park, illegal workers, a controversial land swap, and Utah Governor Scott Matheson.

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Wild game on the table today, none on the range tomorrow? February 05, 1982

Wild game on the table today, none on the range tomorrow?

Questionable hunting practices on the Wind River Indian Reservation raise issues about tribal autonomy and wildlife management.

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Juggling wildlife and 'other needs' January 22, 1982

Juggling wildlife and 'other needs'

Is U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service head Robert Jantzen cutting an already undernourished budget and favoring ranching interests over wildlife in his predator control and grazing policies?

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Surviving winter in the Rockies January 08, 1982

Surviving winter in the Rockies

A special winter issue with articles on snowmobiling in national parks, avalanche know-how and swow camping.

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Uranium tomorrow December 11, 1981

Uranium tomorrow

Many domestic uranium producers fear that even if the market revived, a flood of foreign uranium could smother the future of the domestic industry.

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Colorado at the Crossroads November 27, 1981

Colorado at the Crossroads

A special issue on Colorado, with articles on the oil shale boom on Battlement Mesa, dueling small-town newspapers, Colorado politics, and Denver's waster policy.

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Making the most of the public lands November 13, 1981

Making the most of the public lands

Bureau of Land Management head Bob Burford scares conservationists and tips the scales of management toward greater development of BLM land.

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Montana October 30, 1981

Montana

A special issue on Montana, with articles on the Rocky Mountain Front, the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, cattle and coal, and Anaconda's bars.

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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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