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  • A bird, a plane, no, a missile

    Rep. Karen Shepherd spearheads resistance to missile flyovers in Utah.

  • One of a kind: David Brower

    Ed Marston profiles David Brower against the backdrop of the economic cycles of former mining town, Telluride, Colo.

  • How the Forest Service dug itself into a very deep pit

    The Forest Service mismanages timber sales in Utah's Dixie National Forest.

  • Takings and givings

    'The Workbook', a guide to the skirmishes over grazing and the Catron County movement by Barry Sims, is reviewed.

  • Rails with trails

    The Rails to Trails Conservancy says that trails can be built next to active rail lines.

  • Montana for grownups

    'The Montana Frontier: Old Dreams, New Realities' conference will be hosted by Montana State University.

  • Great Basin Adventures

    Several Great Basin trips are available.

  • Go with the flow

    Oregon State University sponsors a class on rivers.

  • Film indicts clearcuts

    'Wilderness: The Last Stand', a film by Miranda Smith, criticizes the timber industry and the Forest Service in Montana.

  • Environmental heroines

    Tambrands sponsors the Environmental Women of Action awards.

  • The blurring of the West

    Governors of eight Western states begin work on a strategy to protect the region's world-class air before it's too late.

  • Floods fade, fires feared

    Current floods don't signal an end to the West's drought.

  • Artist creates sculpture with a point

    Idaho sculptor Bernie Jestrabek-Hart creates animals out of recycled materials.

  • Pistol-packing pickers

    Mushroom harvesters are fired upon when they get too close to commercial pickers in Oregon.

  • Here comes trouble

    Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.

  • A culinary threat to desert tortoises

    A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.

  • Wildlife refuge starts to heal

    Overgrazing threatens Oregon's Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.

  • Author of Eco-Warriors is jailed

    The incarcerated author Rik Scarce says the First Amendment protects scholarly research, including his on the radical environmental movement.

  • Nature's helper: A Sculptor who builds habitat

    Wyoming sculptor Lynne Hull creates art that provides habitat for animals.

  • How L-P soiled the air and itself

    Louisiana-Pacific is fined $11.1 million for violating the Clean Air Act.

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