HCN's founder fights his last fight, yet again

August 21, 1995

As HCN turns 25 years of age, HCN founder Tom Bell fights the proposed Altamont gas pipeline, which he says would harm the historic Oregon Trail at South Pass.


HCN's founder fights his last fight, yet again
HCN founder Tom Bell fights the proposed Altamont gas pipeline, which he says would harm the historic Oregon Trail at South Pass.


Tom Bell
Tom Bell calls the Altamont pipeline "a disgraceful example of government integrity gone awry."
Is Altamont historic, too?
Tom Bell and the Friends of South Pass seek to preserve the area as a National Rural Historic Landscape.


The little paper that could
The little paper that could
HCN editor Betsy Marston reminisces about the early days of the paper after it moved from Lander, Wyo., to Paonia, Colo.
Small town, quirky lives
Former intern Auden Schendler recalls life at "Intern Acres" in Paonia.
HCN interns: city kids meet gritty rural life
Shea Andersen describes the life of an HCN intern.
HCN's tough underbelly
Former HCN interns share memories and offer updates on their lives since the paper.

Book Reviews

Organizing takes time
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Interaction Union gets off to a slow start organizing in Santa Fe, N.M.
Sharp edge of the West
New bimonthly magazine "Edging West" is reviewed.
Breaking the law for trees
Citizens Against Lawless Logging protest emergency salvage timber sales in Montana.
Better range, better cows
Improving Rangeland Production conference set for Sept. 11 in Delta, Colo.
Broads say: Take a hike
Great Old Broads for Wilderness plans hikes in support of America's Redrock Wilderness Act.
Losing the border blues
The quarterly "Workbook" takes a look at Mexican and American border communities' environmental problems after NAFTA.
Save the Sonoran
Group Sonoran North fights development north of Phoenix, Ariz.
Short takes
Montana's Environmental Information Center meets Sept. 23. Oregon's Natural Desert Association hosts Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge Fence-Out, Aug. 24-27.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Camping on Green River 20 years, hog raising in Clark County, Wash., Arizona shows what it can do, federal land managers shoot guns rarely, porcupine race in Oregon, pity poor Texas, rodeo cowboys' unions, RV hardships.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Senior editor Ray Ring leaves HCN and Paonia for Bozeman, Mont.


'Green' professor cleared in Wyoming
University of Wyoming law professor Mark Squillace is cleared of charges that his work with environmental groups misused university facilities.
A Western senator hears from his constituents
New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici agrees to revise his Livestock Grazing Act after sportsmen, environmentalists and the media raise an outcry against it.
No takers for torched timber
The timber industry shows no interest in buying cheap, burned timber in salvage sales.
Pictures worth 2,000 words
Emery County, Utah, hires art restorers to remove graffiti from prehistoric rock art in Buckhorn Wash.
Higher pay for hotter jobs?
Union organizer Kenny Harrell wants better pay for federal wildland fire crews.
Festering Idaho mine to be cleaned; others remain
Four mining companies agree to pay the $50 million cost of cleaning up toxic runoff from the defunct Blackbird Mine.
Nobody's home in resort towns
The vacancy rate in Colorado resort towns grows as more houses are bought for seldom-used second homes.
Hikers find bomb in wilderness
A pipe bomb discovered by hikers in July marks the fourth time a bomb or explosive has been found in the Gila Wilderness in the past 13 months.


Tom Bell: outraged by the outrageous
Altamont is the rural West in microcosm, writer says.
A decadent, old-growth timber baron is chopped down
Ousted Louisiana-Pacific chairman Harry Merlo leaves a legacy of pollution, fraud and betrayal.
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