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What does the West need to know? March 18, 1996

What does the West need to know?

In a changing West, the land-grant universities' cooperative extension programs must rethink their mission.

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Who owns these bones? March 04, 1996

Who owns these bones?

The Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show in Tucson highlights the growing controversy over who has the right to valuable fossils found on public lands.

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Can a Colorado ski county say 'Enough is enough'? February 19, 1996

Can a Colorado ski county say 'Enough is enough'?

Eagle, Colo., residents wage a 13-year war against developer Fred Kummer's plans to build a mega-ski resort called Adam's Rib.

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Lack of enchantment: Santa Fe's boom goes flat February 05, 1996

Lack of enchantment: Santa Fe's boom goes flat

Santa Fe's hotel and tourism industry blames populist Mayor Debbie Jaramillo for the slowing of the city's upscale boom.

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At Hanford, the real estate is hot January 22, 1996

At Hanford, the real estate is hot

Conservationists, politicians, Indians and farmers fight over the polluted but beautiful land of Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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Utah hearings misfire December 25, 1995

Utah hearings misfire

Utah's wilderness hearings stir controversy and draw vigorous support for more wilderness designation as the battle over wilderness in Utah lurches toward a vote in Congress.

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Hunting: Its place in the West comes udner attack December 11, 1995

Hunting: Its place in the West comes udner attack

Hunting in the West faces public relations problems as well as questions about ethical and biological issues.

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Saving the ranch November 27, 1995

Saving the ranch

John Fetcher's ranching family leads the way in an effort to preserve open land through conservation easements in the rapidly growing Steamboat Springs area.

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Seeing the forest and the trees November 13, 1995

Seeing the forest and the trees

Western forestry schools slowly begin to reflect the changes in modern forestry.

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Nevada's ugly tug-of war October 30, 1995

Nevada's ugly tug-of war

A writer tours the heart of the Sagebrush Rebellion - Elko County, Nev. - and talks to people on both sides of the struggle.

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In the heart of the New West, the sheep win one October 16, 1995

In the heart of the New West, the sheep win one

The Hispanic livestock cooperative, Ganados del Valle, wins a lawsuit against the Sierra Club Foundation in New Mexico's Chama Valley.

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Did Idaho libel the feds? October 02, 1995

Did Idaho libel the feds?

A newly released tape of the encounter of three federal agents with Idaho rancher Eugene Hussey over the killing of a wolf proves that the "feds" were not aggressors.

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The West's fisheries spin out of control September 18, 1995

The West's fisheries spin out of control

The story of whirling disease in Western trout is a story of human "improvement on nature" gone wrong.

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I came, I saw, I wrote a guidebook September 04, 1995

I came, I saw, I wrote a guidebook

The increase in numbers of tourists drawn to the canyon country by guidebooks and magazines raises questions about exploiting and overusing a fragile landscape.

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HCN's founder fights his last fight, yet again August 21, 1995

HCN's founder fights his last fight, yet again

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.

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Fighting fires, and indignities August 07, 1995

Fighting fires, and indignities

World War II conscientious objectors who served as smokejumpers on Western forest fires reminisce about the difficulties and dangers they faced.

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Making a mountain into a starbase July 24, 1995

Making a mountain into a starbase

The University of Arizona's determination to build a world-class observatory on Mount Graham creates a storm of controversy involving an endangered red squirrel and an Indian tribe's desire to protect the mountain as a sacred place.

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Colorado's prison slayer June 26, 1995

Colorado's prison slayer

Small businessman Tom Huerkamp fights the building of prisons in the rural West and looks for other ways to generate an economy.

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The Southwest's last real river: Will it flow on? June 12, 1995

The Southwest's last real river: Will it flow on?

Arizona's San Pedro River - the Southwest's last natural low-desert river - still faces a number of threats to its survival.

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Politics 101 May 29, 1995

Politics 101

A reporter travels through Washington state's 5th congressional district to try to understand the November election defeat of Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley after 30 years in office.

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Dog and pony show about salmon and owls May 15, 1995

Dog and pony show about salmon and owls

Public hearings on the rewriting of the Endangered Species Act stir up controversy among environmentalists and their opponents.

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Land grants under the microscope May 01, 1995

Land grants under the microscope

The land-grant university system has been challenged and is slowly beginning to change.

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The New West's servant economy April 17, 1995

The New West's servant economy

Ski resorts begin to resemble the Third World as Africans and others come to take low-paying service jobs, but have trouble finding housing.

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The Great Basin: America's wasteland seeks a new identity April 03, 1995

The Great Basin: America's wasteland seeks a new identity

The Great Basin has often been seen as a wasteland, but now new visions are defining the region.

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The fight for Reclamation March 20, 1995

The fight for Reclamation

New Commissioner of Reclamation Dan Beard seeks to make his agency more environmentally sensitive.

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