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  • 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.

  • Of muskrats and mortality

    A writer watches muskrats in Utah's Logan Canyon as she tries to come to terms with her father's approaching death.

  • The artist

    Montana artist Dana Boussard in her own words on the duty of artists to grapple with the changing West.

  • A new breed of artists depicts Montana - cyanide leach fields and all

    Contemporary Montana artists create protest art as they try to depict the real Montana.

  • Heard around the West

    Geology lessons in Grand Teton National Park, 13-year-old Buddhist lama in Wyoming, camouflage lingerie, California theme parks, Moab's sarcastic police blotter, abduction by aliens in Arizona, close encounters with bears and porcupines.

  • Park Service preys on lake trout

    Yellowstone Park begins an open season on the proliferating lake trout, in an attempt to aid threatened cutthroat trout.

  • A tree did it

    Two summer power blackouts in the West are caused by wayward trees.

  • Endangered salmon leave rafters dry

    Idaho rafting companies challenge a Forest Service plan to keep boats off the upper Salmon River while salmon are spawning.

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