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River of healing
River of healing
How a group of veterans found solace on the River of No Return.
Election 2016 roundup, Greens prepare for battle, Latino voters turn out
Malheur verdict, chubs and understanding #NoDAPL
Malheur verdict, chubs and understanding #NoDAPL
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Can wolves coexist with cows?
The U.S. Forest Service may put cows back on land that the Arizona Game and Fish Department is studying for possible reintroduction of the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Glen Canyon law may draw foes together
Two days after Bill Clinton's election, an unlikely group met in Farmington, N.M., to talk about radically changing how decisions are made in the West. The conspirators were long-time enemies who came together to see if they could cooperate on one of the region's most contentious battles: the operation of Glen Canyon Dam.
Pressure builds to change remote park
Chaco Canyon is a battleground, with tourists, environmentalists, business interests and Navajos jousting over whether to build a paved road to a park now served only by dirt roads.
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A new town is proposed close to Grand Canyon rim
Canyon Forest Village, proposed for a site near the Park's South Rim entrance, would include private housing, rental units, mobile homes, hiking and biking trails, an "experiential education center," stores, schools and churches.
This process is out of control
If the Spanish explorers could have foreseen the many bitter conflicts over the Colorado, speculated historian Norris Hundley, they might have named it "River of Controversy:'
This bird fills more niches than a cowpie has bugs
The author reflects in magpies.
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The 1992 Election: Nationally a revolution, in the West an evolution
The West has come late and gradually to the experience of cultural diversity and aggressive minorities. But the 1992 election tells us that the region is finally experiencing what it means to be part of America in the late 20th century.
In Utah, pavers hit speed bump
In yet another chapter of the Sagebrush Rebellion in southeastern Utah, two rural counties are trying to a force the federal government to allow construction of the Book Cliffs Highway across some of the state's wildest land.
The West's nuclear Mandarins have reaped what they sowed
To those of us who grew up in the 1950s reading I.F. Stone's Weekly, with its regular exposes of the dangers of above-ground nuclear testing, the accompanying coverups and denials, and the silence of the mass media on those subjects, the end of all nuclear testing is a shock.
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The nuclear age: 1945, the beginning; 1992, the beginning of the end
The atomic age began with a big bang. The buildup to the Cold War took place in a few short years. But the struggle over its legacy and lessons for humanity have just begun.
Eugene: A gathering of green energy
Eugene, Ore., boasts a concentration of conservationists perhaps unmatched in the rest of the country.
A remembrance of William Penn Mott
When I heard that former National Park Service Director William Penn Molt died last month, my first thought was, "At least he lived long enough to see a wolf in Yellowstone."
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Water: Fear of Supreme Court leads tribes to accept an adverse decision
A decision by the Wind River Indian Reservation tribes not to appeal an adverse Wyoming Supreme Court water decision in June signals -- at least for the moment -- an end to litigation launched nearly 16 years ago by the state of Wyoming.
Miners stake out a golf course in Idaho
Members of the Idaho Conservation League pounded a wooden stake into the grass of a posh golf course here to prove that even Sun Valley resorts are vulnerable to mineral exploration under the nation's old mining law.
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Western voters face clear choices
The 1992 election will redraw the West's political map, but the new shape is almost impossible to predict.
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