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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.
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.
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.
I'll take that
A hunter abandons a bull elk after a grizzly arrives on the scene.
Don't drink the water
The Central Arizona Project experiences more glitches in Tucson.
Subterranean snacks no more
The National Park Service says the cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns is inappropriate, despite opposition from both of New Mexico's senators.
Pine marten loses protection
Utah lifts a three-year moratorium on trapping pine marten.
Western politics heat up
Political races in Idaho and Wyoming heat up after Gov. Cecil Andrus and Sen. Malcolm Wallop retire.
China breaks brief nuclear silence
After China sets off a nuclear device, the U.S. stands ready to resume nuclear testing in Nevada.
The next timber frontier
Several Northwest timber companies set their sights on Siberia's arctic forest with the help of Oregon Rep. Les AuCoin.
Is eight enough?
Only eight Salmon River sockeye salmon complete the migration to Redfish Lake.
From rocks to pot
Two Bureau of Land Management employees are arrested for growing marijuana on BLM land.
Waste goes west
A Massachusetts sewage treatment plant pays a Utah landfill to reserve space for its sludge.
Award to the Dann sisters
Swedish philanthropist awards "Right Livelihood Award' to two Western Shoshone ranchers for asserting the rights of indigenous people.
Water still flows towards money
Vail Associates pump water west over the Continental Divide into Eagle Creek for snowmaking.
The Blue Margarita
Poetry centerspread by Jeri McAndrews, Scott Starbuck, by Antler, Joanna Sampson, Charlie Mehrhoff and Jim Ruch.
Solitude as an alternative
Fifteen environmental groups offer the "Solitude Alternatives": a plan to protect Hells Canyon from grazing and jet-boating.
NARF at 23
The Native American Rights Fund publishes its annual report on its efforts to protect Native American religion and sacred lands.
Mining reform continued
Miners and environmentalists search for common ground in the 1872 Mining Law reform struggle at a forum in Reno.
Living history
The Arizona Humanities Council hosts "The Second Opening of the West: Ideas of Nature in Arizona.'
Las Vegas mountain mecca
The Spring Mountains Association gains National Recreation Area status for the Spring Mountains, an area within Toiyabe National Forest.
For green beat writers
The Society of Environmental Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors host two conferences for writers on the environment.
A Colorado almanac
The San Juan Almanac, a new quarterly, addresses land issues around Durango, Colo.
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