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  • Glacier Park finds itself inundated

    A new management proposal for Montana's Glacier National Park, designed to control visitor overcrowding, meets opposition from the local tourism industry and others.

  • Snail's trail leads to Yellowstone

    Prolific New Zealand mudsnails are invading Yellowstone Park's Madison River, where scientists worry they will disrupt the food chain.

  • It ain't over till it's over

    Some worry that the land swap proposed to prevent Crown Butte Resources from mining near Yellowstone has only a 50-50 chance of success.

  • Dear friends

    Odds and ends, corrections, fall visitors, web wanderings, llamas continued.

  • Forget widgets, we sell wilderness

    Western wilderness is too popular for its own good - especially among wealthy foreigners who come to ski at Vail.

  • Heard around the West

    Mining and sea-captaining in Vail; Boy Scouts stone California bear; mountain lions chase mountain bikers and domestic pets; illegal immigrants disrespectful of horse trailer; park volunteers; tourist railroad billed for forest fire.

  • How the New West will vote is anyone's guess

    Variable voting patterns on the West make it difficult to predict who will win on election day.

  • Compare the candidates

    Democrat Walt Minnick and incumbent Republican Sen. Larry Craig fall into clear party lines in their views on many issues.

  • Craig: Betting on Idaho's enduring conservatism

    Incumbent Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig has a strong conservative and industrial backing.

  • Can this man break the right's grip on Idaho?

    In Idaho, Democrat Walt Minnick, a multimillionaire, former timber executive and environmentalist, mounts a quixotic campaign against Republican Sen. Larry Craig for Senate seat.

  • Heard around the West

    Bikers invade Steamboat Springs, Vail Ski Area expansion, unusual parade in Casper, Wyo., Forest Service bills campers for fire in N.M., stupid tourist remarks, Gov. Gary Johnson thinks there are wolves in N.M., fun things to do at Western Planners Conf.

  • Forests worth fighting for

    A state-by-state look at some of the West's most controversial timber sales describes what activists are doing to fight them.

  • Big trees in Oregon continue to topple

    Though forest activists have stopped some Oregon timber sales, elsewhere in the state the old growth continues to fall.

  • Earth First! The Next Generation

    The radical environmental group Earth First! feels some growing pains as a new and younger generation begins to replace the original activists.

  • The activist

    Sarah Seeds, in her own words, describes her conversion from political businesswoman to committed full-time activist.

  • The innkeeper

    Jean Lycan, a restaurant-motel owner in Dixie, Idaho, in her own words, describes the community's resentment of the protesters.

  • The pole-sitter

    Scott Ward, a former seasonal Forest Service worker turned protestor, in his own words, describes his conversion.

  • Cove-Mallard: "I'm just trying to right what I feel is wrong'

    A reporter visits the Earth First! encampment near Dixie, Idaho, where protesters have been practicing civil disobedience for five years in an attempt to save the old growth of the controversial Cove-Mallard timber sales.

  • When the crackdown came

    After almost a year of ignoring the protesters camped at Oregon's Warner Creek, the Forest Service moves in to make arrests on Aug. 16, 1996.

  • What a difference a year makes

    A chronology of the one-year history of the salvage logging rider shows how swiftly activists organized to fight it, raising opposition that extended to the White House.

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