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Tree-spikers nailed
The first two people convicted under federal tree-spiking laws will spend time behind bars.
Rancher acquitted in Montana
A jury acquits rancher Paul Berger of charges that he poisoned eagles in Montana.
Campbell blocks Redskins
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell proposes a bill that would force the Washington Redskins to change their name.
What's in a name?
Animal Damage Control will change its name to Wildlife Services.
Environmental Racism Conference
Toward a New Direction: Social Justice, Race and the Environment focuses on links between pollution and poverty.
Testing for toxics
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare report on arsenic and lead levels in blood samples of Triumph residents suggests no need for concern.
Killer bees
The author describes the perils of living in the land of killer bees.
Wetlands workshop
The Thorne Ecological Institute and Environmental Protection Agency host a conference on wetlands management.
Montana center celebrates 20
David Brower and Denis Hayes will help the Montana Environmental Information Center celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Getting rich quickly
A conference on resort development features experts from Vail, Aspen, Whistler, Banff and Orlando.
Does the Media Get It?
Northwest Media and Environment conference is planned to help the media get a better understanding of the Northwest.
Dispatches from the front
The Rocky Mountain Front Advisory Council publishes "HomeFront', a new newsletter about the frontrange of the Rockies.
Designing a new west
Conference in Estes Park, Colo., focuses on economic development, land-use planning and sustainability.
Denver vs. the Western Slope
Club 20 conference will explore rural Colorado's stormy relationship with the powers in Denver.
Bringing back the bogs
A conference to discuss the protection and restoration of Colorado riparian areas takes place in Boulder.
Anti-cow conclave
The Public Lands Network will host a conference titled "National Public Lands Grazing Abuse.'
Voices from the grave
Ranchers protest the proposed grazing fee hike at a People For the West! rally in New Mexico.
Mescaleros pursue nuclear storage
The Mescalero tribe in New Mexico has applied for $2.8 million to study the effects of a possible nuclear waste repository on their reservation.
Black bear kills logger
A black bear kills a logger near Cotopaxi, Colorado.
Too many tourists
Tourism is crowding Utah's parks.
Moving up at the BLM
Jim Baca appoints an African American woman, Denise Meridith, as his second-in-command at the BLM.
Game warden stays
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service game warden Joel Scrafford is saved from a transfer by the nomination of Mollie Beatty.
Walking to the Wheel
A Forest Service management plan for a Native American ceremonial ground seems to be working.
Vandals hack petroglyphs
Vandals destroy three petroglyphs at Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.
Lawsuit in sheep's clothing?
Wise Use Attorney Karen Budd wants to give land-owning hunters more rights in Wyoming.
Hot sludge
Los Alamos National Lab workers find radioactive waste in a church septic tank.
Downsizing defense
The Department of Energy sets scoping meetings on downsizing its nuclear weapons complex.
American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War
Book excerpts from 'American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War' by Carole Gallagher.
New mine disaster looms over Colorado
The Forest Service says the former Mid-Continent coal mine site in Colorado could be difficult to reclaim.
Prairie birds take a nosedive
The Great Plains bird populations are declining.
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