High Country News - Energy

Home on the electric range
Rancher robot display defends grazing at New Mexico State Fair.
For sale: low mileage bomb factory
Department of Energy sells bomb components to an Idaho used-car and scrap dealer.
Open sesame, grazing boards
Public must be permitted to attend Utah's grazing advisory board meetings.
A sunny future for nuclear test site?
Energy Department says Nevada Test Site would be one of the best places in North America to capture solar energy.
Harvesting ancient farming
The Colorado nonprofit Sustainable Settings wants to teach farmers about an ancient agricultural system called "alley cropping" that uses scant water wisely and protects against soil erosion.
Blackfeet bet on wind
Montana's Blackfeet Indians plan to build the first large-scale wind-energy project on tribal land.
Soul food on the range
"Fresh, Organic and Native Foods of the Colorado Plateau" is a directory to the farmers' markets and restaurants in the Four Corners where such foods can be found.
'Alternative to Madness'
John Brooner and Sandi Rizzo's film, "Alternative to Madness," documents the annual spring anti-nuclear gathering on the Nevada Test Site of the Western Shoshone and Shundahai Network.
Billboards blast bomb industries
The Los Alamos Study Group, a nonprofit focused on nuclear disarmament, has put up five billboards on I-25 in New Mexico that criticize the state's dependence on the nuclear weapons industry.
Mining reform: dead or alive?
Chances for reform of the 1872 Mining Law this year recede as Congress prepares to adjourn.
Farmworkers reap a minimum wage
A new law means that Idaho farmworkers will be entitled to receive a minimum wage for their labors.
Washington, unplugged
With the Bonneville Power Administration saying that it can't meet demand over the next five years, Washington's Gov. Gary Locke has announced a plan to encourage energy efficiency, conservation and diversification.
Downwinders fight for their due
Protesters in Salt Lake City charge that the federal government has yet to fully compensate people in Utah, Nevada and Idaho whose health was harmed by the nuclear-bomb testing that started 50 years ago.
Landowners could get gas relief
Four bills in the Colorado state Legislature promise to give landowners more rights in the regulation of methane gas development, but some activists remain skeptical.
Lifting the veil of secrecy
Len Ackland's book, "Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West," gives a comprehensive and often scary history of the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb factory near Denver, Colo.
Bovine weedeaters
Natural resources professor Leigh Frederickson is working with ranchers to test whether carefully managed grazing can help control the spread of noxious weeds, particularly whitetop, on the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado.
Agency gets rebuked
A National Academy of Sciences report on the "Long-Term Institutional Management of U.S. Department of Energy Legacy Waste Sites" says that the Dept. of Energy still doesn't know how to manage the more than 100 federal nuclear sites in the country.
Atomic farmgirl
"Atomic Farmgirl: The Betrayal of Chief Qualchan, the Appaloosa and Me," is Teri Hein's memoir of growing up in eastern Washington, on farmland contaminated by nuclear weapons production at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Is a gold mine's discharge illegal?
The Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine near Victor, Colo., is the largest open-pit gold mine in the state, and, according to the Sierra Club and the Mineral Policy Center, is also the state's biggest polluter.
Mine all dressed up with nowhere to go
The controversial proposed Carlota copper mine near Pinto Creek in southern Arizona has all the permits it needs, but activists hope an uncertain copper market and the company's financial troubles will keep it from opening.
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