High Country News - Current Issue

Bay Area Nuclear Waste Coalition
A desert gathering April 25-27 will protest a proposed low-level nuclear waste dump planned for Ward Valley, 20 miles west of Needles, Calif.
Carbon Monoxide Forecasting for Colorado Springs: 1996-2020
Physicist Val Veirs' detailed report, "Carbon Monoxide Forecasting for Colorado Springs: 1996-2020," is available on the World Wide Web.
The Raven Chronicles
"The Raven Chronicles" magazine seeks contributions with a deadline of May 1.
National Conference on Habitat Conservation
The National Wildlife Federation's first-ever National Conference on Habitat Conservation Plans is May 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C.
Spotting lawless logging
The report, "Logging Without Laws: A Report on the Timber Salvage Rider of the 104th Congress," is available from the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.
Uproar over Owyhee
The BLM's management plan for Idaho's Owyhee Resource Area raises fierce opposition from ranchers and ORV enthusiasts.
The importance of prairie dogs
The Predator Project's report, "Conserving Prairie Dog Ecosystems on the Northern Plains," defends the much-maligned rodent's importance.
Cut the fat out
"Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies" describes how to cut the budget and protect the environment at the same time.
Copper mine rouses opposition
Carlota Copper Co.'s plan to dredge and fill Arizona's Pinto Creek in a mining operation leads to strong opposition throughout the state.
Still no deal for New World Mine
The Clinton administration is still scrambling to find the $65 million worth of federal property to pay off the Crown Butte Mining Co. and keep it from going ahead with its New World Mine on the Yellowstone border.
Paying 1 percent for place
Businesses in the ski town of Crested Butte, Colo., have begun offering a 1 percent surcharge on purchases to buy more open space.
Ski resort beefs up
Reaction is mixed to the Forest Service's decision to not allow development on Oregon's Mount Hood to expand onto more public land - but allow 5,000 more skiers, six new chairlifts and a new restaurant on the slopes.
It's cows as usual in Oregon
State officials are racing to draw up "emergency" grazing rules so ranchers can turn their cows out as usual this spring.
Babbitt moves on mining reform
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, frustrated in his attempts to reform the 1872 Mining Law, creates a task force to find ways to prevent environmental damage from mining without changing the law.
Trade treaty may protect Arizona river
A citizens' petition accuses the U.S. Army of allowing one of its bases dry up Arizona's last free-flowing river, the San Pedro.
A summer of smoke and ashes
Marines and Army soldiers help firefighters in the most intense fire season since 1969.
Utahns roar over lion hunt
The Utah Wildlife Board greatly increases the number of mountain lions hunters are allowed to kill.
Do cows become the Prescott?
A Wilderness Society lawsuit charges that the Forest Service violated the law by allowing grazing in the Prescott National Forest without considering whether the forest could handle it.
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