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High Country News May 17, 1993

Fore! in Santa Fe

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Fore! in Santa Fe

A proposed golf course in Santa Fe is another milestone in the area's cultural transformation.

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Bruce Babbitt on Western land use: 1993 is the "year of decision'

Babbitt participates in a number of grazing meetings held around the West.

Group pushes to "deconstruct' dams

Patagonia Inc. and the Oregon Natural Resources Council team up to help salmon by pushing for the deconstruction of dams.

Compromise pleases no one

The Forest Service EIS on new grazing regulations for Idaho's Stanley Basin upsets both ranchers and environmentalists.

Faxed memo tells all

A development company mistakenly releases plans to destroy wetlands.

County thinks again

Lincoln County, N.M., drops its land swap suit against the BLM.

Legal knothole may let agency ax appeals

Emergency timber sales are exempted from the appeals process by the Forest Service.

Montana is made safe for polluters

The Montana Legislature weakened environmental controls with a flurry of bills this year.

Wilderness developer signs off

Tom Chapman may cease construction of an exclusive subdivision in Colorado's West Elk Wilderness.

Indians lose an ally

Native Americans say they'll miss South Dakota Governor George Mickelson.

Rio Grande not so

The Rio Grande is labeled the most endangered river by the environmental group American Rivers.

Timber firm seeks grass-roots allies

Consultant tells Wyoming ranchers at a multiple-use meeting not to negotiate with preservation groups.

When ski areas fail, taxpayers clean up

Costly reclamation work on several defunct ski areas suggests that the Forest Service is too lax with applicants.

Helicopters may invade Zion park

A helicopter company thwarts opposition by relocating in a neighboring county.

Jim Richards looked under all the rocks

A profile praises the work of former Interior Department watchdog Jim Richards.

Report slams telescope project

A consulting firm's report questions the legality of the observatory at Mt. Graham.

Utah boosters welcome missiles

The military hears public comment on launching missile tests from Green River, Utah, to White Sands, NM.

A push for reform

Colo. Governor Romer orders a criminal investigation of the Summitville mine disaster.

Trees identified as culprit

An Oregon clearcut destroys fish habitat for cutthroat trout.

Ute Indians return to their homeland

A landmark agreement between tribes and government agencies could protect Ute sacred sites.

Washington and a gold mine

A moratorium on heap-leaching is sought by the Washington Wilderness Coalition and two other environmental groups.

Book Reviews

Doing it themselves

The Colorado Environmental Coalition produces its own forest management plan.

A study to match the scenery

The report "Montana: Steady State in Transition', examines the hopes and concerns of Montana's citizens.

Desert Tortoise Plan Released

A recovery plan for the Desert Tortoise is released.

Hot Glass

The Department of Energy wants to turn Hanford's nuclear waste into glass logs.

Jackson mountain biking

Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.

Mountainfilm 15

The 15th annual Montainfilm festival begins in Telluride.

Not another Yellowstone

A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.

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