High Country News - Current Issue

A Colville Valley homecoming
The heritage program of the Colville National Forest will host Journey Home: The Homecoming Heritage Celebration, Aug. 21-24.
Bear myths
Book review of Dave Smith's "Backcountry Bear Basics: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters."
The Quivira Coalition
Two conservationists and a rancher in New Mexico found the Quivira Coalition to seek a middle way between environmentalists and wise-users.
Celebrate Mono Lake
The nonprofit Mono Lake Committee is getting ready for a Restoration Days celebration, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.
Cold weather crowds
A report by the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee, "Winter Visitor Use Management," discusses the threats to the park brought on by recent, greatly increased winter visitation.
Bad blood over good sheep
Lyle McNeal, founder of Utah State University's Navajo Sheep Project, comes to a crisis with the university and files suit against it over the future of his project to save the Churro sheep.
Bombs tested in Nevada
The Department of Energy begins a series of underground nuclear detonations at the Nevada Test Site, and environmentalists and arms control groups protest.
Dombeck shakes up agency
New Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck shuffles personnel in the West around making changes environmentalists say are a step in the right direction.
A small victory for logging protesters
In Oregon, five protesters win in court over trespassing charges stemming from the Warner Creek fire sale in Willamette National Forest.
Accident shakes Flaming Gorge Dam
A broken pipe in Utah's Flaming Gorge Dam creates a crisis and harms a trout fishery downstream.
A cover-up over fallout?
The National Cancer Institute has been sitting on a study that says up to 72,000 people - many living far from nuclear bomb test sites in Nevada - may have been exposed to dangerous amounts of radiation in the 1950s.
A great analysis
A cheatgrass antidote - maybe
The BLM's desire to use DuPont's pesticide Oust to kill a weed called cheatgrass provokes controversy.
A do-over in Telluride
The Forest Service revises its approval of a ski area expansion onto public land in Telluride, Colo.
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