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Slipping through BLM cracks
A whistle blower reveals that stray bombs hit public lands in Nevada.
Salmon need to swim
Barging fish around hydroelectric dams doesn't work according to a review panel.
Ill wind at Biosphere 2
Biosphere 2 suffers an oxygen leak.
For the fish
Wyoming dam operations have been altered at the Flaming Gorge Dam to help native fish recovery.
Western visions
Conference on environment, land use and alternative economic strategies planned in Boulder.
Queen salmon tours Northwest
A theater troupe will perform "biologically explicit' musical comedy.
Mutual aid
'Making A Change: A Student Guide to Social Change Internships in the Northern Rockies', describes internships in the west.
Forest watchdogs in Montana
The forest-watchdog group, Gold Creek Resources Protection Association, wins its first battle in a timber fight against the Burnt Bridge Timber Sale.
Avalanche alert
Silverton will host another avalanche training course.
Nuclear power gets gassed
The Washington Public Power Supply System is too expensive, says the Bonneville Power Administration.
Justice in Nevada
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 helps nab a pot hunter.
Action in Idaho
Four species of Snake River snails and a limpets are now under Endangered Species Act Protection.
Wyomingites shoot to kill M-44s
An Animal Damage Control plan to use M-44s to poison animals is under fire in Wyoming.
Washington rancher spurns subdividers
A rancher decides to preserve land by selling it to the Bureau of Land Management rather than selling out to developers.
Storms sweep West
The National Weather Service reports that precipitation is above normal in Utah and Arizona.
How many bears?
A Colorado Division of Wildlife study will count black bears on Black Mesa.
Nevada's water future
Public forums discussing the seven year drought will be hosted by the Nevada Water Resources Association.
Babbitt in his words
Babbitt speaks out on multiple use policy, the BLM and western water policy.
Interference in environmental programs by political appointees
Excerpts from the House subcommittee staff report reveal details of of Lorraine Mintzmyer's transfer and changes to Yellowstone's "Vision" document.
Two Forks Dam: Push comes to shove
When the dust settles a year or so from now, it is likely that the struggle over the proposed Two Forks Dam on the Front Range of Colorado will rank with the fights to stop the damming of the Grand Canyon and to halt the construction of the huge coal-fired power plant once proposed for Utah's Kaiparowitz Plateau.
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