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  • Drought has Navajos discussing a taboo subject - range reform

    The Southwest's drought has Navajos discussing overgrazing on the reservation and the need for range reform.

  • Feds set "terrible precedent' with Kolob Canyon settlement

    An out-of-court settlement with public agencies will give more than $2 million to survivors of an outing in Utah's Kolob Canyon that killed two Explorer Scout leaders.

  • BIA comes under fire - again

    In one of the largest class action suits ever filed against the federal government, 300,000 Native Americans are demanding a full statement of their individual Indian Money Accounts from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • A cellular call of the wild

    The installation of cellular transmitters in Yellowstone National Park means hikers can now use cellular phones on the trails.

  • Dear friends

    Consensus issue reprinted, odds and ends, summer visitors, looking for lost freelancers.

  • Will the real West please stand up?

    An exhibit in Denver, Colo., called "The Real West" re-examines old myths but pulls some punches, too.

  • Partners for an unspoiled place

    The Greater San Juan Partnership wants to protect the southern Rocky Mountains.

  • Getting wired in the Northwest

    ONE/Northwest seeks to put Northwest environmentalists on the Internet.

  • If you're looking for scarlet mormons

    The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center opens near Denver, Colo.

  • We love our parks

    The survey "American Views on National Park Issues" shows that parks are very important to citizens.

  • Heard around the West

    Overheard cafe conversations in North Dakota; "Amazing Grace" radio in South Dakota; sheep's "beautiful buttocks" gone; fish image problems; Arizona speeding excuses; Idaho UFOs.

  • A confirmed railroad addict

    The condition of being a railroad buff is probably hereditary, says the writer, remembering the trains of his childhood.

  • Budget crisis may doom Oregon's state parks

    More than 60 state parks in Oregon face closing - and possible selling off to developers - as victims of budget crisis.

  • This was the revolution that wasn't

    The so-called Republican Revolution in Congress stalls because Americans don't really believe in revolutions, despite the hype.

  • Trapping initiative may snare Colorado ranchers

    Environmentalists, trappers and ranchers skirmish as a ballot initiative banning all trapping, snaring and poisoning of Colorado animals gathers signatures for the November election.

  • Droughts come, droughts go

    Rancher Quentin Hulse, in his own words, remembers previous Southwestern droughts.

  • The art of control

    Rancher Jim Winder, in his own words, about the art of ranching during severe drought.

  • Drought cuts to the bone on Southwest range

    The Southwest's severe drought takes a toll on the ranchers of New Mexico's Gila National Forest.

  • Drought ' heat = fire

    Southwestern drought kindles an early and fierce fire season, especially in Arizona and New Mexico.

  • The salvage rider - down, but not quite out

    The once-unbeatable, notorious salvage logging rider takes hits from all three branches of government - but still remains in place.

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