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  • Dear friends

    Consensus issue reprinted, odds and ends, summer visitors, looking for lost freelancers.

  • Will the real West please stand up?

    An exhibit in Denver, Colo., called "The Real West" re-examines old myths but pulls some punches, too.

  • Partners for an unspoiled place

    The Greater San Juan Partnership wants to protect the southern Rocky Mountains.

  • Getting wired in the Northwest

    ONE/Northwest seeks to put Northwest environmentalists on the Internet.

  • If you're looking for scarlet mormons

    The Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center opens near Denver, Colo.

  • We love our parks

    The survey "American Views on National Park Issues" shows that parks are very important to citizens.

  • Heard around the West

    Overheard cafe conversations in North Dakota; "Amazing Grace" radio in South Dakota; sheep's "beautiful buttocks" gone; fish image problems; Arizona speeding excuses; Idaho UFOs.

  • A confirmed railroad addict

    The condition of being a railroad buff is probably hereditary, says the writer, remembering the trains of his childhood.

  • Budget crisis may doom Oregon's state parks

    More than 60 state parks in Oregon face closing - and possible selling off to developers - as victims of budget crisis.

  • This was the revolution that wasn't

    The so-called Republican Revolution in Congress stalls because Americans don't really believe in revolutions, despite the hype.

  • Trapping initiative may snare Colorado ranchers

    Environmentalists, trappers and ranchers skirmish as a ballot initiative banning all trapping, snaring and poisoning of Colorado animals gathers signatures for the November election.

  • Droughts come, droughts go

    Rancher Quentin Hulse, in his own words, remembers previous Southwestern droughts.

  • The art of control

    Rancher Jim Winder, in his own words, about the art of ranching during severe drought.

  • Drought cuts to the bone on Southwest range

    The Southwest's severe drought takes a toll on the ranchers of New Mexico's Gila National Forest.

  • Drought ' heat = fire

    Southwestern drought kindles an early and fierce fire season, especially in Arizona and New Mexico.

  • The salvage rider - down, but not quite out

    The once-unbeatable, notorious salvage logging rider takes hits from all three branches of government - but still remains in place.

  • Santa Fe mayor's friends now foes

    Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo elected in 1994 on a tide of populist optimism, loses support amid charges of nepotism and betrayal.

  • Canyon trip turns fatal

    A 15-year-old Boy Scout finds the Grand Canyon deadly, and park rescue crews point out that all visitors need to be prepared.

  • Dear friends

    Paonia's Cherry Days festival, summer visitors, corrections, and Mollie Beattie, U.S. Fish & Wildlife head, dies of cancer at age 49, also obituary for Harley Greiman by Ed Marston.

  • Heard around the West

    Tourist encounters in national parks, thievery and honesty in Colorado and Nevada, testing Olestra in Grand Junction, Colo., fiberglass cow in Park City, Utah, runs into trouble with planning commission, DIA and tornadoes, etc., and competition for mines

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