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Cease-fire called on the Animas-La Plata front

November 11, 1996

Colorado's Animas-La Plata project - the last of the big BuRec projects, and the most mired in controversy - is tackled by opponents and proponents who seek consensus.

Feature

Cease-fire called on the Animas-La Plata front
Colorado's Animas-La Plata project - the last of the big BuRec projects, and the most mired in controvery - is tackled by opponents and proponents who seek consensus.

Sidebar

The rules
Lt. Gov. Gail Schoettler offers ground rules for reaching consensus on A-LP.
Meanwhile, on the street
In Durango, Colo., passions about A-LP still run high - with former Mayor Jeff Morrissey cited by police for harassing two anti-A-LP women.
What $710 million buys
A physical description of the Animas-La Plata water project shows how complex it is.
Stella Montoya, La Plata Conservancy District
Stella Montoya of the La Plata Conservancy District, in her own words, on A-LP.
Ray Frost, Southern Ute councilman
Ray Frost, Southern Ute councilman, in his own words, on A-LP.
Maggie Fox, Sierra Club
Maggie Fox, of the Sierra Club, in her own words, on A-LP.
Dear reader
Information on how to obtain further A-LP information.
A rodent that can outlast a camel in the desert
Retired University of Montana zoologist Bert Pfeiffer studies "a very unusual animal" remarkably adapted to drought.

Essays

'Nobody gives a damn about the prairie dog'
The much-maligned praire dog is a more interesting - and more beneficial - animal than most Westerners know.
Shake-up: Greens inside the Beltway
The environmental movement goes through changes, but love of place endures even in Washington, D.C.
The Last Ranch: The truth is stranger than the book
After a year studying holistic resource management and a ranching family in Colorado's San Luis Valley, and another three years writing a book, the author goes back - to find that everything has changed.

Book Reviews

Eyes of fire
Rancher Warner Glenn's book, "Eyes of Fire," celebrates the rare jaguar.
Californians stay home
Californians stop moving east, and newcomers move to California again.
Help find Pyramid Lake
Friends of Pyramid Lake holds essay contest on the discovery of the Nevada lake by explorer John C. Fremont in 1842.
Urgent news from the front
Environmentalists oppose the Forest Service's proposal to allow new oil and gas leases in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
Montana's Wild Landscapes: New Perspectives and Traditional Values
Public-land controversies will spice up the Montana Wilderness Association three-day convention in Bozeman Dec. 6-7.
Conflict or Collaboration
The Intermountain Forest Industry Association will talk about "Conflict or Collaboration" Dec. 12.
The West in Motion: Navigating the Shifting Currents of Change
The Council of State Governments-WEST meeting Nov. 16 to 19 in Santa Fe, N.M., will focus on what makes the West go.

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West
Dogs vs. grizzlies in Glacier N.P.; deer in gardens; squirrel steals keys; growth in Colo., and FDR on trial in school; Imnaha, Ore., holds Bear & Rattlesnake Feed; "Floating Preference" want ad; Enid Greene plans book; boom & bust with Smokey Bear.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
What happened at elections, Phyllis Becktell leaves HCN, something familiar, communications.

News

A listing and a delay
The National Marine Fisheries Service lists only one West Coast coho salmon population as threatened, but agrees to study two others for six months.
Through Hells and high water
The Forest Service bans jetboats from Hells Canyon for 21 days each summer on a 21-mile stretch of the Snake River.
Will 'wanton killer' lope into Colorado?
At a meeting in Eagle, Colo., to discuss the possible reintroduction of wolves to the nearby Flat Tops Wilderness, ranchers denounce and supporters praise the predator.
Corporate giants slurp up a tiny town's pure water
Bottled water company Crystal Geyser and brewing giant Anheuser-Busch are among those competing for the exceptionally pure water of Olancha, Calif.
BLM fills a hot job
The BLM appoints Jerry Meredith to manage the newly created, controversial Grand-Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.
Native Soil: Lakotas garden for health and independence
An innovative program at Oglala Lakota College teaches a Plains Indian tribe to garden.
Agriculture, education key to Indian prosperity
Supporters of land-grant status for Indian colleges say education is the key for Native American prosperity.
Power is no longer everything
Bruce Babbitt signs a historic record of decision to manage Glen Canyon Dam in a way that protects the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
Newspaper sues Forest Service
The Eugene Register Guard sues the Forest Service for arresting two journalists at a logging protest at Oregon's Warner Creek.
Utah tells Babbitt to back off
The state of Utah sues Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for trying to "re-inventory" BLM lands for wilderness designation.
One win, one loss
The Telluride Ski and Golf Company is allowed to double the size of its skiing area, but must pay a fine and restore 19 acres to wetlands near the resort.
What's not on the label
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides wins a lawsuit requiring the EPA to divulge the "inert ingredients" of six pesticides.
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