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A study in cooperation May 13, 1983

A study in cooperation

The five-year Flathead Basin Environmental Impact Study has brought together biologists, geologists and social scientists to predict potential impacts of growth on a northwest Montana valley.

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The populist tradition continues April 29, 1983

The populist tradition continues

A special issue on Montana's populist politics, including a review of the 1983 Montana Legislature and a "Montana Bestiary."

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Life after oil shale April 15, 1983

Life after oil shale

On Colorado's western slope, the collapse of the rising oil shale boom has been both deep and wide.

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Utah's regulatory riddle April 01, 1983

Utah's regulatory riddle

Should the multi-billion dollar Intermountain Power Project, a large coal-fired power plant, be regulated by the Utah Public Service Commission?

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A grizzly situation March 18, 1983

A grizzly situation

Yellowstone National Park's image is being been tarnished by disturbing facts emerging about one of the western wilderness' most critical ingredients: the grizzly bear.

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To cut or not to cut March 04, 1983

To cut or not to cut

A special issue on forest planning, including summaries of forest plans in the Rockies and forest policy revisions, plus articles on RARE III, Montana's Lewis and Clark Forest, and more.

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Declining demand and increasing rates February 18, 1983

Declining demand and increasing rates

As a result of slower than expected demand, due in part to conservation efforts, dozens of proposed power facilities have been cancelled or delayed.

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WIPPing into shape in New Mexico February 04, 1983

WIPPing into shape in New Mexico

A special issue on Arizona and New Mexico, with articles on nuclear waste disposal, coal mining in the Bisti Badlands, erosion of Grand Canyon beaches, and the Central Arizona Project.

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Selling every seat in the House -- and Senate January 21, 1983

Selling every seat in the House -- and Senate

Widespread use of political action committees, a relatively new phenomenon on the American political scene, is driving politics in many Western states.

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Discovering the Rockies December 24, 1982

Discovering the Rockies

A special issue on the identity of the Rocky Mountains, with articles on regional politics, watersheds and bioregions, a closeup on Yellowstone National Park, and more.

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Washington nuke plant has unsafe welds December 10, 1982

Washington nuke plant has unsafe welds

A special issue on the MX Missile, Washington's WPPSS, nuclear war and nuclear waste.

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Whitewater trespass November 26, 1982

Whitewater trespass

Whitewater enthusiasts who ignore the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling that prohibits floating across private land are guilty of third degree criminal trespass.

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Running the Rockies' wild and scenic rivers November 12, 1982

Running the Rockies' wild and scenic rivers

The Reagan administration has sent Congress a list of rivers it recommends for inclusion in the Nation Wild and Scenic Rivers System, the first time in four years that any rivers outside of Alaska have been recommended.

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Winding up in Medicine Bow October 29, 1982

Winding up in Medicine Bow

A Bureau of Reclamation wind turbine demonstration project in Wyoming may show the future promise of wind power.

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The Best and Worst of the West in Congress October 15, 1982

The Best and Worst of the West in Congress

A special issue on Rocky Mountain politics, including a review of the West's congressional delegates, a state-by-state summary of political issues, and more.

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A talk with James Watt October 01, 1982

A talk with James Watt

An HCN exclusive interview with Interior Secretary James Watt during a visit to Lander, Wyo.

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Rain, rain, go away September 17, 1982

Rain, rain, go away

Acid rain, which could be exacerbated by oil and gas development, is harming lakes in Colorado and elsewhere in the West.

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Idaho's $10 an acre 'dream land' September 03, 1982

Idaho's $10 an acre 'dream land'

The Bureau of Land Management is again processing homestead applications authorized by the Desert Land Act, which has long been used to claim marginal farmland in Idaho.

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Gas sours wildlife in Wyoming August 20, 1982

Gas sours wildlife in Wyoming

Wildlife killed by poisonous hydrogen sulfide-laden "sour gas" leaking from a natural gas well raises concerns about future oil and gas drilling in Wyoming.

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Ferrets: The prognosis is good July 23, 1982

Ferrets: The prognosis is good

Outside Meeteetse, Wyo., the debate has shifted from whether black-footed ferrets exist to how to ensure their survival.

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Appropriate Technology July 09, 1982

Appropriate Technology

A special issue with articles on Reagan's energy policies, the Montana's National Center for Appropriate Technology, and solar power.

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A $40 million pork barrel June 25, 1982

A $40 million pork barrel

The water bill passed by Wyoming's 1982 Legislature is being criticized by environmental groups, who say it lacks comprehensive, long-term water planning.

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A Midwestern water OPEC June 12, 1982

A Midwestern water OPEC

As the Midwest demands Western coal, the West eyes the Midwest's bountiful water, brewing lively political rhetoric and difficult questions in the Midwest.

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The price of prosperity May 28, 1982

The price of prosperity

A special issue on boom and bust in Wyoming, with articles on troubled ranch subsidies, transport of hazardous materials, and construction of a giant coal-fired power plant.

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Coyote: Predator and Prometheus May 14, 1982

Coyote: Predator and Prometheus

Coyotes continue to survive and adapt, despite decades of efforts to exterminate them.

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