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  • A "down time" for Utah environmentalists

    Not many surprises in store for Utah in upcoming elections, analysts say.

  • Utah: A liberal wilderness lover may prevail

    Liberal Democrat Ross Anderson may prevail against millionaire Republican and frequent political candidate Merrill Cook in Utah.

  • Colorado: Environment wielded like a hammer in tight Senate race

    Democrat Ted Strickland and Republican Wayne Allard trade environmental jabs and punches in a tight Senate race in Colorado.

  • Colorado's status quo holds firm

    Colorado's other congressional races are almost over, most analysts say.

  • San Juan County, Utah

    Statistics on San Juan County, Utah

  • Navajos win another battle in war for equality

    Through lawsuits and activism, the Navajos in Utah's San Juan County win rights taken for granted by Anglos.

  • Utah ranch to remain whole

    The Nature Conservancy purchases the Dugout Ranch near Canyonlands National Park in Utah, to prevent the land from being subdivided and developed.

  • Boise braces for floods

    Boise residents acquire sandbags in expectation of a bad flood season.

  • Elk target tourists

    Rutting elk go after human women in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Desperate wolves

    The four wolves shot for killing livestock in Montana had badly maimed paws - and 14 puppies to feed.

  • Water, water everywhere and not a drop to adjudicate

    Rachael Paschal of the Center for Environmental Law and Policy tries to convince Washington state that there is not enough water for everyone who wants it.

  • Dear friends

    HCN board meeting in Driggs, Idaho; Writers on the Range at HCN; fall visitors; research fund drive; correction.

  • Rustling up votes in Indian Country

    Indian activist Russell LaFountaine drives across the West in a motorhome called "Vote-Catcher "96," trying to encourage Native Americans to vote.

  • Greens prune their message to win the West's voters

    Environmentalists join with political consultants to try to find a way to woo fickle Western voters.

  • A harsh and priceless gift to the world

    The author says the Escalante belongs as much to the rest of the world as to Utah, and provides a kind of energy that has nothing to do with coal.

  • Managing the monument: The devil is in the details

    Utah's newest national monument will be managed by the BLM instead of the Park Service, and a lot of the details for that management remain to be worked out.

  • A daunting, beautiful place

    The 1.7 million acres at the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument contain a wide variety of landscapes, life zones and archaeological treasures.

  • The mother of all land grabs

    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, R., in his own words, condemns the new monument.

  • A Bold Stroke: Clinton takes a 1.7 million-acre stand in Utah

    President Bill Clinton uses the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate a new 1.7 million-acre national monument in southern Utah, and reactions range from joy to indignation and outrage.

  • How to talk Western

    Thomas L. Clark's new book, "Western Lore and Language: A Dictionary for Enthusiasts of the American West," documents Western slang.

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