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  • Ghost bears

    'Ghost Bears' by Michael Grumbine is reviewed.

  • Park ecosystems are slipping away

    An Interior Department audit finds that natural resources suffer as money goes to visitor-oriented programs in national parks.

  • Opal Creek to remain wild

    The Friends of Opal Creek receives a 3,000 acre land donation in the Cascade Range worth $12.6 million.

  • Chaco Park to be (lightly) roaded

    A new access road is proposed in Chaco National Historical Park.

  • Birth control for wild horses

    The BLM administers birth control to wild horses to limit herd sizes.

  • The drill starts to change at Interior

    Jim Baca and George Frampton are appointed as heads of the BLM and the Interior Department's fish and wildlife programs, respectively.

  • Tale of two predators

    A mountain lion and wolf study in Montana will try to determine if the two species can coexist.

  • Mining reform may hit paydirt in 1993

    Mining reform legislation which could overturn the 1872 Mining Law is introduced in Congress.

  • Grazing fees sink

    Grazing fees drop for the second year in a row.

  • A new guard in Utah

    Grand County, Utah, gets a new council, after the old council is removed amidst charges of corruption.

  • BLM reinstates a long pause for filmmakers

    A new BLM moviemaking policy creates controversy in Moab.

  • A famous skeleton returns to the earth

    A paleoIndian skeleton is reburied in Idaho.

  • The military's top guns collide with an angry valley

    Air Force flights from the Redeye Air Force Base anger local residents in Colorado.

  • Las Vegas moves on western Colorado's water

    An interstate water leasing plan proposal threatens agriculture on Colorado's Western Slope.

  • How two logging towns were lost

    An essay on growing up in Hilt, Calif., and Happy Camp, Calif.

  • Earth art

    'Ecoart! Earth Friendly Art and Craft Experiences' for 3 to 9 year olds is reviewed.

  • Big profits at big price

    Wealthy corporations control, and abuse, a disproportionate amount of available forage according to a National Wildlife Federation report.

  • Wild flicks

    The 16th International Wildlife Film Festival will be held in Missoula.

  • The whole enchilada

    The Colorado Environmental Coalition will map the major ecosystems of the Rockies.

  • Revisiting the frontier thesis

    A conference on changing western communities will be held at California's University of Redlands.

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