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  • The Northwest turns wet again

    The Northwest emerges from a severe drought.

  • Texas congressman stirs up New Mexico

    Texas congressman Mike Andrews proposes a national park linking the Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns national parks.

  • Sturgeon listing is imminent

    The Kootenai River sturgeon is up for threatened or endangered listing.

  • Salt caves not licked yet

    Wild and scenic designation on the Klamath River may stop an Oregon hydroelectric project.

  • Down but not out

    The AB Lateral hydropower project on Colorado's Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers is vetoed.

  • Water and the changing West

    A water conference is hosted by the University of Colorado School of Law.

  • Salmon updates: Set your salmon watch and Call for cooperation

    A coalition of fishing and conservation groups will monitor Snake River salmon runs.

  • Does Elvis live in Jackson Hole?

    A poster's profits will fight plans to return wolves to Yellowstone.

  • BPA: the Northwest's sugar daddy

    The author contests the The Bonneville Power Administration's claim that salmon protection is to blame for its rising rates.

  • Not another Yellowstone

    A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.

  • Mountainfilm 15

    The 15th annual Montainfilm festival begins in Telluride.

  • Jackson mountain biking

    Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.

  • Hot Glass

    The Department of Energy wants to turn Hanford's nuclear waste into glass logs.

  • Desert Tortoise Plan Released

    A recovery plan for the Desert Tortoise is released.

  • A study to match the scenery

    The report "Montana: Steady State in Transition', examines the hopes and concerns of Montana's citizens.

  • Washington and a gold mine

    A moratorium on heap-leaching is sought by the Washington Wilderness Coalition and two other environmental groups.

  • Ute Indians return to their homeland

    A landmark agreement between tribes and government agencies could protect Ute sacred sites.

  • Trees identified as culprit

    An Oregon clearcut destroys fish habitat for cutthroat trout.

  • A push for reform

    Colo. Governor Romer orders a criminal investigation of the Summitville mine disaster.

  • Utah boosters welcome missiles

    The military hears public comment on launching missile tests from Green River, Utah, to White Sands, NM.

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