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Bills target Antiquities Act
Utah lawmakers try to push bills thgrough Congress to limit the Antiquities Act and control management of the new Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat'l Monument created with the Antiquities Act.
Climbing ban fails
The Forest Service reverses a climbing ban at Cave Rock in South Lake Tahoe, Nev., despite Indian claims that the site is sacred.
Darkness un-Vailed
Vail Associates' plans for night skiing on Colorado's Vail Mountain are withdrawn after locals protest.
The Wayward West
Babbitt borrows from Broadway; Moabites convicted of pilfering artifacts, Billings, Mont., poacher fined; Al Schneberger quits N.M. Cattle Growers' Assn.; Ruckus Society protesters arrested; Adam Werbach and Bert Fingerhut head enviro governing councils.
Handperson
BLM OKs drilling near cave, sort of
BLM will allow drilling for gas near Carlsbad Caverns National Park, with some reservations.
A bright idea
A federal grant will install residential solar systems for rural customers.
A spinning door
Former BLM official Joe Hall is hired as consultant by Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
Woodlot owners at risk
Landowners risk being taken advantage of by unscrupulous private loggers.
At last, a California desert bill
California Desert Protection Act nears approval.
It ain't Antioch
Lance Craighead studies grizzly mating habits in Alaska.
Western governors' annual meeting
Representing 18 Western states, governors will meet June 22-24 to discuss the theme, "Common Interests: Commanding Our Own Destiny."
Forest Guardians
The Forest Guardians' first annual conference, is to be held at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, N.M., June 20-22.
Youth Conservation Workshop
The Colorado branch of the Society for Range Management is taking applications for four scholarships to its annual Youth Conservation Workshop, July 6-12.