Opinions

Wild horse roundup opponents ignore reality

It should come as no surprise that wild horse advocates have assembled more than 3,000 letters opposing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to round up nearly 2,000 wild horses in southwest Wyoming this fall. Read more...
August 23, 2010

Stopping invasive species takes community response

You've read this past week in the Daily Sun about two of Arizona's invasive species, the crayfish and the zebra mussel. Read more...
August 18, 2010

Will the Tester Bill End Montana

Determining the status of public land has arguably been Montana’s most intractable political problem over the last half century. Most of the turmoil has centered on wilderness designation in National Forests. Read more...
August 17, 2010

Four Corners air quality a concern for seen, unseen pollution

Seeing Southwest Colorado from the air is spectacular, but it also can be disturbing. Plus it can inspire depressing thoughts about what cannot be seen. Read more...
August 13, 2010

Molloy

If anybody is surprised U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy put the gray wolf back on the endangered species list and stopped wolf hunting in Idaho and Montana, he or she hasn’t been following the debate. I’m sure not surprised, but his decision, released Aug. 5, puts the spotlight back...
August 11, 2010

Time for Wyoming to step up

It's time to cowboy up, Wyoming. The Cowboy State's unchecked hatred of wolves and childish refusal to come up with a wolf-management plan that meets even the most minimal requirements is only working against it - and holding Montana and Idaho back as well. Read more...
August 10, 2010

Decision to relist wolf undercuts moderates

The wolf is now at our door. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy's decision to return wolves to federal protection under the Endangered Species Act in Idaho and Montana will unleash the collective anger of hunters, ranchers and states' rights advocates. Molloy's ruling, as inevitable as it was,...
August 9, 2010

Groups should reduce number of protests

The Bureau of Land Management's decision Tuesday to not issue oil and gas leases on more than 83,000 acres of public land in Wyoming was a victory for conservation groups that protested the leases. Read more...
August 5, 2010

Murray's Yucca Mountain amendment dies in Senate

An amendment to restore money to license the Yucca Mountain, Nev., nuclear repository failed in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. Read more...
July 23, 2010

Keep bear warning signs in danger areas

An investigation into the death of a 70-year-old hiker who was mauled by a grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park last month provides some important insight into what happened and how future attacks may be avoided. Read more...
July 21, 2010
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