High Country News February 05, 1996
Santa Fe's hotel and tourism industry blames populist Mayor Debbie Jaramillo for the slowing of the city's upscale boom.
Colorado Springs board meeting, long-range planning, index and superindex, Tony Davis wins award, Adam Duerk recovers from fall.
Catron County, N.M.'s land ordinances survive an environmental lawsuit, but fail to be enforced on the ground.
New Mexico State's Range Improvement Task Force issues a press release saying the Diamond Bar allotment is not overgrazed, and environmentalists and scientist critics cry "pseudoscience."
Republican challengers race to fill the seat abandoned by retiring Democratic Rep. Pat Williams.
Idaho environmentalists fight with the state Land Board over leasing parcels for conservation instead of grazing and win a court victory.
A coalition of sportsmen, ranchers and environmentalists called Montanans for Clean Water puts an initiative on the fall ballot designed to toughen the state's water laws.
Researchers study the elusive wolverine and discover new facts about the animal's range, numbers, social life and sexual behavior.
A captured Canadian wolf destined for release in Idaho is killed after biting a biologist's thumb.
A coalition of animal rights groups and Indian tribes stops New Mexico from staging buffalo hunts on the decommissioned Army depot Fort Wingate.
Oregon resident Jack Lee Harelson is found guilty of looting an Indian burial cave in Nevada, and pothunter Earl Shumway is sentenced in Utah to six-and-one-half years.
Rancher Jim Maitland rescues an injured golden eagle in southwestern Oregon.
Floatboaters object to Republican Sen. Larry Craig's bill allowing powerboats unlimited access to Hells Canyon.
Despite a depressed market, Green Mountain Mining Venture asks the BLM for permission to open the Jackpot uranium mine.
Essayist Ann Ronald and photographer Stephen Trimble celebrate Nevada in the book "Earthtones: A Nevada Album."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife issues a draft propoal that would allow the agency to remove the wolf from the endangered list before environmentalists think it is recovered.
Photographer Carole Gallagher profiles the West's downwinders and atomic veterans in a show and lecture in Denver, Colorado.
The Environmental Working Group publishes a pamphlet describing how a proposed "takings" law in Washington was defeated.
The Forgotten Pollinators Campaign seeks to warn Americans about the decline of honey bees and other pollinators.
Klamath Basin Bald Eagle Conference in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Great Salt Lake Issues Symposium, an educational forum, held Feb. 10.
Heard Around the West
Pizza-eating wolf, Crow Nation loses rights to Big Horn Nat'l Forest, football in Lyman, Wyo., retirement benefits for Alan Simpson and Pat Schroeder, Linda Hasselstrom overhears conversation about Jackson and Wyoming, taxi drivers at DIA.
The thing about the West is that every jerk is figuring out how to rip up the landscape, and the laws in the West let him
In his own words, an anonymous retired East Coast businessman explains his disillusionment with the West and his decision not to buy property there.