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  • Where the wolves are

    The wolves reintroduced in Idaho are thriving, and may reach the recovery goal of 10 breeding pairs before the wolves in Yellowstone.

  • Recreation fee startles locals

    The Forest Service wants to charge an entrance fee for the popular Mount Lemmon recreation area just outside Tucson, Ariz.

  • The Republicans weren't dull by a long shot

    At the Republican National Convention, the party completes its transformation from what it originally was - the nationalist party - into what the Democrats originally were - the party of states' rights.

  • A "bizarre" alliance fights logging

    An uneasy alliance of local Hispanics and out-of-town environmentalists protests logging on the embattled Taylor Ranch near San Luis, Colo.

  • Waste creeps toward Yucca Mountain

    A Senate bill that passed in July clears the way for shipping nuclear waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain as early as 1998.

  • Devils Tower may get a second name

    Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.

  • Birds get eviction notice

    The Bureau of Reclamation plan to enlarge Arizona's Roosevelt Dam will flood the nesting habitat of endangered Southwestern willow flycatchers.

  • Politics in cyberspace

    Brad Udall creates an on-line political action committee, the New West Network, to help elect environmentalists to Congress.

  • Radioactive waste is hot issue in Idaho

    Nuclear waste critics got a "Stop the Shipments" initiative on the November ballot, to derail Idaho Gov. Batt's agreement to accept more waste - but some warn the situation is too complex for a simple solution.

  • Babbitt takes the offensive on Utah wilderness

    Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt begins a partial wilderness re-inventory of lands in the Utah Wilderness Coalition's 5.7 million-acre proposal that had not qualified under the BLM's inventory.

  • Montana grizzlies move west

    A grizzly and two 16-month-old cubs, sentenced to die for raiding cabins and garbage near Yellowstone National Park, are saved for a zoo by citizens of Big Bear Lake, Calif.

  • Dear friends

    Fires in the West, llamas and more, passing through Paonia, technical difficulties on the Web.

  • Recyclers challenge Big Steel

    "Minimills" that recycle steel help the environment - and make money.

  • Junkyard Rancher: Automotive wrangler scraps for a living

    At his Carbondale, Colo., "Cadillac ranch," Alan Morris recycles automotive junk.

  • Advice for visitors to Rock Springs

  • Wallowing the flies away

    The writer and his brother try to cope with a plague of flies in the Wyoming outdoors.

  • What is a Navajo taco?

    Curiosity leads a writer to research the origins of Taco Time's "Navajo Taco."

  • Sowing the red suns of August

    Even when the tomatoes freeze and the deer trespass, gardening serves its own high purpose.

  • While the vultures circle

    The writer describes a summer as a "human mule" surveying the Arizona desert, where only the vultures move in the heat.

  • Searching for grass in a magic valley

    A hot summer spent inspecting the dry range in an Idaho valley brings a close encounter with a coyote.

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