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  • 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.

  • Santa Fe mayor's friends now foes

    Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo elected in 1994 on a tide of populist optimism, loses support amid charges of nepotism and betrayal.

  • Canyon trip turns fatal

    A 15-year-old Boy Scout finds the Grand Canyon deadly, and park rescue crews point out that all visitors need to be prepared.

  • Dear friends

    Paonia's Cherry Days festival, summer visitors, corrections, and Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife head, dies of cancer at age 49, also obituary for Harley Greiman by Ed Marston.

  • Heard around the West

    Tourist encounters in national parks, thievery and honesty in Colorado and Nevada, testing Olestra in Grand Junction, Colo., fiberglass cow in Park City, Utah, runs into trouble with planning commission, DIA and tornadoes, etc., and competition for mines

  • Helping Small Towns Survive

    Jackson, Wyo., hosts fifth annual training institute, "Helping Small Towns Survive," sponsored by Heartland Center for Leadership Development, Oct. 10-14.

  • Endangered Species Act Conference

    The Endangered Species Act Conference is held Aug. 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colo.

  • Instream Flows: Minimum Doctrine/Maximum Controversy

    The 21st annual Colorado Water Workshop at Western State College in Gunnison, Aug. 7-9, focuses this year on Instream Flows: Minimum Doctrine/Maximum Controversy.

  • From the Canyons to the Stars

    Terry Tempest Williams speaks July 30 at Aspen's Harris Hall, sponsored by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

  • Forgotten, but not gone - yet

    The Predator Project's pamphlet "The Wild Bunch" brings America's forest carnivores and the dangers they face to the public's attention.

  • Sharing a clouded past

    The Hanford Health Information Network is gathering archives on people exposed to radiation from southeast Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

  • Mine your own business

    Citizens of Yarnell, Ariz., form Guardians for the Rural Environment to protest a Canadian mining company's plans to reopen an open-pit gold mine.

  • How we did them in

    "The Northwest Salmon Crisis: A Documentary History" edited by Joseph Cone and Sandy Ridlington is reviewed.

  • Getting the lead out

    The Inland Empire Public Lands Council's video, "Get the Lead Out!", warns citizens about toxic mining waste polluting the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene watershed.

  • The history of two canyons, in photographs

    Robert H. Webb's "Grand Canyon, A Century of Change" and Eleanor Inskip's "The Colorado River through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell" are reviewed.

  • Deciding what kind of river we want

    Canyon hydrologist Jack Schmidt says that the decision of how to manage the Colorado River requires a decision on what kind of river people want it to be.

  • Glen Canyon: Using a dam to heal a river

    The first-ever manmade flood of the Colorado River through Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam is intended to help repair the river in Grand Canyon - and perhaps to signal the end of the "technocratic utopia" dream.

  • Poacher gets light sentence

    A hunter pleads guilty to poaching elk in Yellowstone National Park.

  • Park to scientists: Shut up!

    Park Service scientists charge that the park suppressed research on grizzlies and elk foraging.

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