Issues

Clear-cutting criticized
Clear-cutting criticized
In hearings at the nation's capitol, Sen. Gale McGee called for a two-year moratorium on clear-cutting in national forests, underscoring the increased criticism that timber practices have come under in recent years.
Dams may still go in Hells Canyon
Dams may still go in Hells Canyon
The "prophets of progress" see the great, untamed section of the Snake River through Hells Canyon not as a thing of intrinsic value, but as a tragic waste of kilowatts.
Montana is unique ... environment has real champion
Montana is unique ... environment has real champion
Unlike in most states, the Montana environment has a real champion: Fish and Game Department head Frank Dunkle, who has fought Montana governor Forrest Anderson to a virtual standstill.
Nebraska rivers being threatened
Nebraska rivers being threatened
Most of Nebraska's rivers and streams are threatened and many may be destroyed or greatly altered within a few years, according to National Audubon Society representative Ron Klataske.
Senator says forests are measured in board feet
Senator says forests are measured in board feet
Wyoming Sen. Gale McGee has stated that management policies of National Forests must be redirected "away from short-range, short-sighted emphasis on timber cutting toward long-range protection of the entire spectrum of forest-related values."
Governors outline many state problems
Governors outline many state problems
Both Governor John Love of Colorado and Governor Cecil Andrus of Idaho have put environmental matters high on their list of priorities.
Governors recognize environment issue
Governors recognize environment issue
Governors Forrest Anderson of Montana and Stanley Hathaway of Wyoming -- neither of whom has outstanding environmental records -- have both declared the environment to be an important issue. The Era of the Environment must certainly have arrived.
Citizens speak out, oppose dams on Green
Citizens speak out, oppose dams on Green
Wyomingites turned out to comment on a proposed water development plan for the Green River. They were almost unanimous in speaking out against the environmentally destructive and economically prohibitive proposals.
Skiing is great in Jackson Hole
Skiing is great in Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole sports the label of being the biggest ski area in the United States with its 4,135-foot vertical drop and its six square miles of ski country -- terrain for everyone, from beginner to "super skier."
Yellowstone is winter Mecca
Yellowstone is winter Mecca
For the first time, the road to the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park will be plowed, allowing snowmobile enthusiasts to visit new winter wonders.
Environment not yet a strong election issue
Environment not yet a strong election issue
The environment and environmental issues made some gains in this year's elections. But environmental conditions existing at present did not make much impact on most voters.
Success slowed by lack of snow
Success slowed by lack of snow
According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, lack of snowfall in the high country has made hunting for deer and elk extremely tough.
Eagle's Nest Wilderness is set for hearings
Eagle's Nest Wilderness is set for hearings
The battle lines have been drawn between aroused outdoor citizens and the U.S. Forest Service over final boundaries of the proposed Eagle's Nest Wilderness in Colorado's Gore Range.
Rock hunter's guide listed
Rock hunter's guide listed
The "High Country" Rock Hunter's Guide is a current index to some of the finest rock hunting in the west. It was prepared especially for our readers who enjoy the sport of rock, mineral, fossil and artifact discovery.
Banish those billboards?
Banish those billboards?
Billboards aren't as pretty as trees, rolling prairie, lakes or mountains. In fact most of them are downright ugly. A rather sad fact is that some of the very same manufacturers, companies and organizations that are currently preaching for the environment are the biggest boosters for the tinseled, artificial landscape.
Timber article publicized
Timber article publicized
The controversial article "Your Forest - Their Timber," which appears in the current issue of the Colorado-Rocky Mountain West magazine, has been entered into the Congressional Record by Montana Senator Lee Metcalf.
Antelope under gun; one-shot scheduled
Antelope under gun; one-shot scheduled
This year's hunting season in Wyoming will start off with a bang on Sept. 5. The state's most popular game animal, the pronghorn antelope, will come under fire for the first time this year in the Chain Lakes and Table Rock areas.
Green River damned?
Green River damned?
The state of Wyoming has proposed building reservoirs on the upper Green River that would submerge many miles of free-flowing, blue-ribbon trout stream and winter wildlife range.
Frontier Days slated
Frontier Days slated
Cheyenne Frontier Days, "the Daddy of 'em All," busts out in all its glory next week. Six full, action-packed days will feature championship rodeo, parades, Indian dances, free chuckwagon breakfasts, and more.
Rendezvous tells of trapping days
Rendezvous tells of trapping days
The Green River Rendezvous at Pinedale, Wyoming, annually commemorates the legendary get-together of mighty men who trapped beaver and broke trails across the West.
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