You are here: home   Issues

Browse High Country News issues

Displaying 926-950

Game range transfer threat to wildlife? June 06, 1975

Game range transfer threat to wildlife?

Debate follows the decision to transfer three wildlife ranges -- the Kofa Game Range in Arizona, the Charles Sheldon Antelope Range in Nevada, and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Range in Montana -- to sole management by the Bureau of Land Management, after years of dual management with the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Browse issue
Ski Yellowstone forces choice May 23, 1975

Ski Yellowstone forces choice

The Montana Wilderness Association proposes an alternative to Ski Yellowstone, a ski area and real estate development that would bring clearcut ski runs and hundreds of condos to the Hebgen Lake area near Yellowstone National Park.

Browse issue
Southwestern cultures collide May 09, 1975

Southwestern cultures collide

The Four Corners power plant is a monument of the Navajo Nation's collision of cultures: the traditional ways that respect the land and the intruding pressure of technology and growth.

Browse issue
Who profits from our coal? April 25, 1975

Who profits from our coal?

During the past 20 years federal incompetence has allowed billions of tons of public coal to fall into the hands of the corporate giants of the energy industry.

Browse issue
Ford taps Stan Hathaway for Interior April 11, 1975

Ford taps Stan Hathaway for Interior

To understand newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Stan Hathaway, one must understand the history of Wyoming.

Browse issue
Taking the lifeblood from the land March 28, 1975

Taking the lifeblood from the land

Traditionally, cities on Colorado's Front Range have turned to the state's western slope when local water supplies were exhausted. But with strong environmentalist protest to trans-mountain diversion schemes, thirsty growth centers are looking elsewhere -- to agricultural water.

Browse issue
Habitat destruction threatens wildlife March 14, 1975

Habitat destruction threatens wildlife

The theme of this year's National Wildlife Week is "We Care About Animal Habitat," and one of the animals that has had the greatest assaults on its habitat is the American peregrine falcon.

Browse issue
Abracadabra! Idaho Power cleans up stacks February 28, 1975

Abracadabra! Idaho Power cleans up stacks

In Idaho Power's brochure, a confident and ever-smiling Reddy Kilowatt perches on an electrostatic precipitator, his three-fingered hand raised toward a drawing of the Jim Bridger power plant's smokestacks -- "99 plus % clean."

Browse issue
Who's getting to your legislator? (and what are they saying?) February 14, 1975

Who's getting to your legislator? (and what are they saying?)

A look inside the world of Wyoming lobbyists, who usually don't fit the stereotypes attributed to them.

Browse issue
State roadblock at Beaver Creek January 31, 1975

State roadblock at Beaver Creek

The state of Colorado has expressed doubt about whether Beaver Creek can be developed into a Vail-like ski resort without compromising environmental imperatives and local human needs.

Browse issue
Cinderella Sunshine: A tale of two principalities January 17, 1975

Cinderella Sunshine: A tale of two principalities

Once upon a time there were on the Kingdom of Earth two major principalities -- Ruritania and Metropolitania. They were linked together by the Royal Road of Progress and a secret underground passageway called Deals.

Browse issue
Western site sought for A-wastes January 03, 1975

Western site sought for A-wastes

Nuclear waste disposal used to be a quiet topic of study. But now that hazardous radioactive leftovers are scheduled to move into Nevada, Idaho, or Washington, the topic is making headlines.

Browse issue
Jim Bridger builders break promises December 20, 1974

Jim Bridger builders break promises

Pacific Power & Light and Idaho Power, the two utilities that are constructing the Jim Bridger Power Plant near Rock Springs, Wyoming, have created unexpected impacts related to the plant's siting and emissions.

Browse issue
Ranching industry on the rocks December 06, 1974

Ranching industry on the rocks

The cattleman now finds himself confronted by an array of problems -- inflation, sluggish markets, water conflicts -- not seen since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.

Browse issue
Meeteetsee contemplates its future November 22, 1974

Meeteetsee contemplates its future

Meeteetsee, a small cowtown in northwest Wyoming, may change dramatically if AMAX decides to develop an open pit copper mine in the nearby Wood River Valley.

Browse issue
BLM exposes own grazing abuses November 08, 1974

BLM exposes own grazing abuses

A Bureau of Land Management report has found that severe overgrazing and other aspects of poor range management on public lands in Nevada have led to loss of wildlife habitat, destruction of cultural sites, and erosion.

Browse issue
The last great carving up of America October 25, 1974

The last great carving up of America

In Vail, Colorado, where rapid and erratic growth has created a $160 million haven of affluence and alpine luxury, the prospects for the deer aren't good.

Browse issue
Cheyenne fight, again, for land October 11, 1974

Cheyenne fight, again, for land

With nearly half their reservation lands covered with coal exploration permits or leases, the Northern Cheyenne tribe in Montana has reason to believe that full-scale development could threaten their continued tribal existence.

Browse issue
Earth energy September 27, 1974

Earth energy

Although geothermal energy is often praised as clean and limitless, first attempts to utilize it have stirred up air and water pollution, radiation, and potential earthquakes -- not to mention legal, financial and governmental tangles.

Browse issue
So rich a solitude September 13, 1974

So rich a solitude

The conflict over logging on Arizona's Escudilla Mountain is headed to the courts unless the Forest Service, now mired in increasingly poor public relations statewide, reopens the possibility of a settlement.

Browse issue
Coal conflict on Tongue River August 30, 1974

Coal conflict on Tongue River

The Decker-Birney Resource Study has identified 285,000 acres of superior coal reserves along the Tongue River in southern Montana, stirring up opposition from local ranchers.

Browse issue
Has the second home peak passed? August 02, 1974

Has the second home peak passed?

Land use planning has entered a new phase of complexity as tight money has slowed the pace of condominium and second home development.

Browse issue
Coal shifts to West July 19, 1974

Coal shifts to West

A curious thing is happening on the way to energy independence: an east-to-west shift in coal production is actually going to be putting western coal into power plants in West Virginia and Ohio.

Browse issue
The Great Balancing Act July 05, 1974

The Great Balancing Act

Plans to extract oil shale from northwestern Colorado raise concerns about how to balance energy development with efforts to address social impacts, air pollution, oil shale tailings, and impacts to water and wildlife.

Browse issue
It's chicken power tomorrow June 21, 1974

It's chicken power tomorrow

Digesting human, animal and vegetable wastes to produce methane is sure to become and important source of energy in the future.

Browse issue

Email Newsletter

The West in your Inbox

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Follow our RSS feeds!
  1. Rancher vs BLM: a 20-year standoff ends with tense roundup |
  2. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  3. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  4. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  5. The future of the Sacramento Delta hangs in the balance | But few Californians seem to grasp what is at stak...
  1. Why homes are lost to wildfire | This Forest Service expert says it's as much a soc...
  2. The energy haves and have-nots | Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and...
  3. Photos of a standoff | Armed militia members join a Nevada rancher to pro...
  4. Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more? | Photographs of last month's historic water pulses....
  5. Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths | South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forew...
HCN Classifieds
Subscriber Alert
 
© 2014 High Country News, all rights reserved. | privacy policy | terms of use | powered by Plone