Recreation

Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Hunters may lose influence as other groups are asked to increase their contributions.
‘Poverty with a view,’ in the rearview
‘Poverty with a view,’ in the rearview
I spent my 20s in some of the most beautiful towns in the West.
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
Devils Tower may get a second name
Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.
Why Juan Valdez doesn't haul coffee beans on a llama
A pack-burro outfitter humorously lambastes the trendy llama.
Yellowstone cutbacks bring out the politicians
Yellowstone Park Superintendent Mike Finley's closure of campgrounds and museums because of budget problems leads to irate responses from Wyoming politicians.
Strapped parks look for money
National parks feeling the budget squeeze look for corporate financial help.
New rules seek to cap canyon flights
The Clinton administration's attempt to increase flight-free zones in Grand Canyon upsets air-tour operators and conservationists who say the new rules aren't tough enough.
Feds set "terrible precedent' with Kolob Canyon settlement
An out-of-court settlement with public agencies will give more than $2 million to survivors of an outing in Utah's Kolob Canyon that killed two Explorer Scout leaders.
A cellular call of the wild
The installation of cellular transmitters in Yellowstone National Park means hikers can now use cellular phones on the trails.
We love our parks
The survey "American Views on National Park Issues" shows that parks are very important to citizens.
Budget crisis may doom Oregon's state parks
More than 60 state parks in Oregon face closing - and possible selling off to developers - as victims of budget crisis.
Canyon trip turns fatal
A 15-year-old Boy Scout finds the Grand Canyon deadly, and park rescue crews point out that all visitors need to be prepared.