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"B y mandating that the [Park Service] allow paddling on these 50 waterways, the interests of a small group of recreational paddlers would be placed above those of all other Americans and above the protection of these fragile resources."

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, in a letter to Utah U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, about Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis' bill to open waterways in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks to hand-propelled watercraft.
- Jackson Hole Daily

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux reviews Kim Heacox's 'Jimmy Bluefeather'


Mountain West Perspectives
Montana's two-year colleges revamp education to meet changing workplace demands


A Look Ahead

Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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