Military

A visit to Pie Town; Mermaids on maternity leave; Airplane pit-stop
A visit to Pie Town; Mermaids on maternity leave; Airplane pit-stop
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Stop trying to militarize Interior, Ryan Zinke
Stop trying to militarize Interior, Ryan Zinke
Military-style management doesn’t work everywhere.
In military matters, neighbors should get a say
In military matters, neighbors should get a say
A new Air Force base expands, without the input of locals.
Luftwaffe, go home
The prospect of expanded low-level military training flights by the German Air Force in the American Southwest will "highly annoy" the local humans, and do more than just annoy the wildlife.
Prairie dogs tunnel their way to a military stalemate
The Montana National Guard is stymied by prairie dogs threatening underground power lines and communications systems at Fort Harrison.
It's back
The U.S. Air Force tries again to get air space over the Owyhee Canyonlands for bombing and training flights.
Shutdown attempts go up in smoke
A federal judge allows chemical weapons incinerating to go on at Tooele, Utah, despite environmental warnings of the dangers.
Rein in those planes
The "Citizen's Guide to Opposing Military Airspace Expansion" gives practical advice.
Bombs go up in smoke in a rural Utah county
After 20 years and many delays and false starts, the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Utah begins incinerating chemical weapons in August.
Idaho air base guns for more space, again
Idaho opponents assail Mountain Home Air Force Base's latest training-range expansion plans.
Silence could be shattered by military jets
The Colorado Air National Guard's plan to increase training flights over the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains and the San Luis Valley upsets locals, including contemplative monks in Crestone.
Military in a dogfight for crowded skies
The Colorado Air National Guard's plan to increase fighter-jet training over southeastern Colorado raises opposition from environmentalists, ranchers and residents - and from Colorado Springs' booming airport.
Healing a dirty town
The West Desert Healthy Environment Alliance (HEAL) surveys cancer and health problem rates in Grantsville, Utah, where residents are exposed to military hazardous wastes.
Tooele loses support
Utah's Tooele County revokes its approval of a plan to incinerate chemical weapons at the Tooele Army Depot.
Nevada county to Army: Take this smog and shove it
Fearing potential contamination, Nevada's Washoe County sues to stop explosions of outdated munitions at nearby Sierra Army Depot in California.
Utah escapes missiles
U.S. Army decides not to launch missiles from Green River, Utah, and shoot them down over New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range.
Folk hero has a pure white vision
Cecil Garland fights the MX missile.
Victory in Idaho: Canyon lovers defeat the military
A coalition of canyon lovers defeats the U.S. Air Force in Idaho's Owyhee Canyon.
If you hear the alarm, stop breathing
A reporter tours the chemical agent disposal facility at Tooele Army Depot in Utah.
Burning nerve gas makes me 'volatile'
The Army's plans to incinerate deadly chemical weapons are dangerous, expensive and irresponsible.
Incoming
U.S. Army proposes new plan to drop 1-ton missiles in Utah's San Juan County.
Missile chaos
Missile test flights to White Sands, N.M., could have significant land-use impacts, draft EIS shows.
Owyhee: On the eve of destruction
Bombing range threatens wild land in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.