Growth & Sustainability

In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?
In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?
A small town invests in affordable housing for the creative sector.
Latest: Grand Canyon ‘mega-development’ voted down
Latest: Grand Canyon ‘mega-development’ voted down
Navajo council rejects plans for Escalade’s tram, shops, restaurants.
Advice from Moab’s mayor: Be careful what you wish for
Advice from Moab’s mayor: Be careful what you wish for
As his final term ends, Dave Sakrison weighs the cost of decades of transformation.
Will an illegal BLM study seal southern Utah's fate?
The deep flaws in the BLM's inventory of Utah wild lands may doom many irreplaceable landscapes that were eliminated from wilderness consideration.
BLM stumped by squatter
Former militia member Ken Medenbach is barred from the 10 acres of federal land he "seized" and began to log last spring.
A progressive bureaucrat signs off
Ed Marston interviews HCN reader Daniel Beard, who resigns as Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Sept. 1.
Outdoor museum preserved for now
Two geologists help preserve carved bedrock of Idaho's Big Wood River.
A grim Wyoming hearing for BLM and greens
Petroleum industry criticizes BLM proposal for managing Wyoming's Grass Creek area, during a heated public hearing.
'Marvel'ous auction in Idaho
Conservationist Jon Marvel loses bid to rancher at a state-land grazing auction in Idaho Falls.
Are the feds land-grabbers?
A General Accounting Office report on federal lands acreage reveals conflicting statistics.
BLM accepts eco-challenge
A controversial "Eco-Challenge" race through Utah's canyon country is approved by the BLM despite much opposition from environmentalists.
Unranchers get competitive
Environmentalists try to lease state lands that usually are given to ranchers.
The Great Basin: America's wasteland seeks a new identity
The Great Basin has often been seen as a wasteland, but now new visions are defining the region.
R.S. 2477 detoured again
Department of Interior delays deadline for resolving a dispute over R.S. 2477, which encourages road building on public lands.
Race alarms public; methane project doesn't
Public ignores proposed coal-bed methane project while commenting loudly on cross-country race in Utah.
Bidding war shakes up Idaho grazing leases
Ranchers bid against each other and the Idaho Watersheds Project for grazing leases on Idaho state land.
Especially expensive agents
A Department of Interior audit accuses BLM's law enforcement division of extravagance.
Delay again for R.S. 2477
Department of Interior extends its comment period on R.S. 2477.
BLM: The Next Generation
Listed officials of the BLM
The BLM: New faces and new attitudes
New appointees at the BLM reflect a change in the agency.
Enviros sue state land board
Environmentalists sue state land board to institute "truly competitive bidding" on leases of state-owned land.
Ranchers blamed for transfer of BLM veteran
BLM land manager Darrel Short blames ranchers for forced transfer.
No new roads
Interior Department proposes new rules for highway-building on public lands.