Sunbelt confrontation

November 1, 1993

Controversy mounts over the construction of a road through Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque.


Sunbelt confrontation
Controversy mounts over the construction of a road through Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque.
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Petroglyphs have drawn fire for decades
Urban crime has risen at the Petroglyph National Monument as Albuquerque draws nearer.


Arizona BLM punishes 'bad bureaucrat'
BLM hydrologist is censured after charging that groundwater pumping could harm the nation's first national conservation area along the San Pedro River.
Inquiry into activist's death continues
Inquiry into the death of Navajo activist Leroy Jackson continues.
Study says Elwha River is reclaimable
The Elwha Study shows that salmon habitat could be brought back to life if Elwha and Glines Canyon dams are removed.
Water still flows towards money
Vail Associates pump water west over the Continental Divide into Eagle Creek for snowmaking.
Award to the Dann sisters
Swedish philanthropist awards "Right Livelihood Award' to two Western Shoshone ranchers for asserting the rights of indigenous people.
Waste goes west
A Massachusetts sewage treatment plant pays a Utah landfill to reserve space for its sludge.
Colorado gets tougher on oil firms
Colorado Director of Natural Resources, Ken Salazar, attempts to tighten regulations for oil and gas drilling in eastern Colorado, despite farmers' criticism that reforms fall short
From rocks to pot
Two Bureau of Land Management employees are arrested for growing marijuana on BLM land.
Is eight enough?
Only eight Salmon River sockeye salmon complete the migration to Redfish Lake.
The next timber frontier
Several Northwest timber companies set their sights on Siberia's arctic forest with the help of Oregon Rep. Les AuCoin.
China breaks brief nuclear silence
After China sets off a nuclear device, the U.S. stands ready to resume nuclear testing in Nevada.
Western politics heat up
Political races in Idaho and Wyoming heat up after Gov. Cecil Andrus and Sen. Malcolm Wallop retire.
Battle for Montana wilderness enters its 16th round
Rep. Pat Williams introduces the Montana Wilderness Act for the 16th time, amidst disagreements between The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, The Sierra Club and other members of the environmentalist community.
1872 Mining Law comes calling on Sun Valley
The possibility of a new gold mine near Sun Valley ski area in Idaho causes a controversy over land use priorities.
Pine marten loses protection
Utah lifts a three-year moratorium on trapping pine marten.
Subterranean snacks no more
The National Park Service says the cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns is inappropriate, despite opposition from both of New Mexico's senators.


The Blue Margarita
Poetry centerspread by Jeri McAndrews, Scott Starbuck, by Antler, Joanna Sampson, Charlie Mehrhoff and Jim Ruch.


Babbitt inherited a mess; his plan will make it worse
The authors argue that Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's Rangeland Reform '94 proposal will do more harm than good.
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