Recreation

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
In the midterms, public land access issues helped several candidates nab governorships.
Life lessons learned on a dogsled
Life lessons learned on a dogsled
Hold tight and don’t let go.
Reproachful roommate; a deceased politician is victorious; helpful hiker
Reproachful roommate; a deceased politician is victorious; helpful hiker
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Does the ski industry pay enough?
A GAO report shows ski industry payments for use of public lands.
Rails with trails
The Rails to Trails Conservancy says that trails can be built next to active rail lines.
Great Basin Adventures
Several Great Basin trips are available.
Glacially slow sewage study angers tourists
Several back-country chalets close at Glacier National Park due to sewage problems.
County says Hell, No
County residents say "no' to a proposal to make Hells Canyon a national park .
Dune the Right Thing in Oregon
ORVs may be banned from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Not another Yellowstone
A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.
Jackson mountain biking
Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.
Helicopters may invade Zion park
A helicopter company thwarts opposition by relocating in a neighboring county.
When ski areas fail, taxpayers clean up
Costly reclamation work on several defunct ski areas suggests that the Forest Service is too lax with applicants.
Medicine Wheel remains unprotected
The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark suffers from too many tourists.
Exploring the Great Basin
Several books on the Great Basin are reviewed: "Hiking the Great Basin' by John Hart; "The Hiker's Guide to Nevada' by Bruce Grubbs and "Nevada Mountain Ranges' by George Wuerthner.
Will Zion, the movie, hurt Zion, the park?
An Imax theater will soon stand at the entrance to Zion National Park.
Speak to Capitol Reef
Comments are sought on the management of Capitol Reef National Park.
Biking beyond Boise
'Mountain Biking in Southwest Idaho' by Stephen Steubner and Stephen Phipps is reviewed.
Burnout on the slopes
A Colorado ski instructor is suspended after poking a skier with a pole during an argument.
Park ecosystems are slipping away
An Interior Department audit finds that natural resources suffer as money goes to visitor-oriented programs in national parks.
Chaco Park to be (lightly) roaded
A new access road is proposed in Chaco National Historical Park.
Just looking = $$
An Arizona report shows wildlife brings tourist dollars.
Free to ski
The Backcountry Ski Alliance wants non-motorized areas designated on Colorado public lands.
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