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  • Butte, Montana, seeks a new life

    Butte wants to transform its Superfund mine cleanup into a tourist attraction.

  • Some in West want Bruce Babbitt's head

    A group of ranchers calls for Bruce Babbitt's resignation, charging misconduct and dirty politics.

  • Seeking Treasure in Butte's trash

    Metanetix, Mycotech and other companies see opportunity in cleaning up Butte's Superfund site.

  • Epidemic isn't over

    Hantavirus is still a potent epidemic in many western states.

  • California developer gets warm Colorado welcome

    A California developer proposes a huge resort development in North Park, Colo.

  • Groups blast recovery plan for four salmon runs

    A Snake River Chinook Recovery Team plan to truck salmon downstream does more to protect hydropower than fish, critics say.

  • Office bombed in Nevada

    A bomb explodes at the Bureau of Land Management office in Reno.

  • More talk about wolves

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extends its deadline for public comment on the wolf restoration project in Yellowstone.

  • A timely solution for the Hells Canyon river war

    The Forest Service proposes a plan to appease jet-boaters and other river users in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

  • Interior settles refuge lawsuit

    The Interior Department says it will stop grazing, motorboating and other secondary uses on the nation's wildlife refuges.

  • Death in Grand Canyon

    Three people fall to their deaths in a four-day period at the Grand Canyon.

  • A Cherokee charade

    Harley "Swift Deer" Reagan's Cherokee spiritual and sexual techniques are labeled counterfeit by the Cherokee Nation.

  • Senate dukes it out with Babbitt

    Western senators and ranchers are trying to kill Babbitt's grazing reform package.

  • Recall defeated in Utah

    Members of the Grand County Council beat back a recall vote, despite a well-financed campaign.

  • Methadone helped kill Leroy Jackson

    An autopsy reveals traces of methadone in Navajo activist Leroy Jackson's blood.

  • Wilderness is ransomed

    Forester Elizabeth Estill approves a controversial land trade that gives Tom Chapman 107 acres near Telluride in exchange for his 240-acre inholding in the West Elk Wilderness.

  • Robertson out, Unger in, Thomas in limbo

    Clinton selects replacements for the Chief and Associate Chief of the Forest Service.

  • Did Grizzlies fleece rancher?

    Wyoming rancher blames a grizzly for his loss of over 200 sheep.

  • The decline and fall of salmon

    Logging, hydropower and fishing contribute to the decline of salmon in Oregon waters.

  • Western governers want help

    Governors from Idaho, Washington, California and Oregon ask the President to design a strategy to restore declining salmon runs.

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