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August 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Editor, BlueRibbon Magazine)
In historic Wallace Idaho officials and interested parties from all over the nation came to a Congressional Hearing at the invitation of Helen Chenoweth, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, to discuss management of public lands. In her opening statement Chenoweth commented that "[access to public lands] means jobs,...
August 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
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One of the reasons the BlueRibbon Coalition is based in Pocatello Idaho is because it is surrounded by great off-highway recreation opportunities. Join the Officers, Directors and staff of the BlueRibbon Coalition for our annual meeting and enjoy a guided tour of some of the local trails. The BlueRibbon Coalition Annual meeting is scheduled for...
August 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(Former BRC Executive Director)
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While in Washington D.C. for the 1997 "Fly-In for Freedom" in early June BlueRibbon Coalition Executive Director Clark Collins and his wife Rita presented the first installment of RS-2477 letters to Representative James Hansen (R-UT). The letters ask Representative Hansen to schedule a Congressional hearing on RS-2477 rights of way. Collins...
August 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
On April 26, 1997, five friends (Rick Anderson, Randy Helgath, George Flint, Nick Misecko, and Peter Crites) headed out on a snowmobiling trip south of Swan Lake, Montana. After two to three hours of enjoying the sunny day, they stopped for lunch. Shortly thereafter, a plane began circling over their heads. For approximately 25 minutes, it circled...
August 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
I feel a little strange discussing winter sports amid the heat of July and August, even though I just barely put my snowmachine away (end of May) and expect to get it out again at the beginning of November. It takes a major crisis to sound the alarm for snowmobiling when everyone's attention is on camping, golfing, ATVing, fishing, 4WDing!
June 1, 1997 12:00 AM
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This year Racer Productions will revive the Blackwater 200 Dual Sport. A combination of political and environmental factors led to a two-year absence. During that time, common belief was, "There will never be another Blackwater". Because of an environmental impact study based on the 1993 Blackwater 100 Enduro, the Blackwater Dual Sport was tainted...
June 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Senior Policy Advisor)
The revised draft management plan for Mount Ranier National Park was presented to the public in glitzy full color 12 page presentation that was nearly incomprehensible to all who read it. It was clearly designed to sell, not inform. It was not distributed widely, and the comment period was brief. After thorough investigation by a new organization...
June 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(BRC Board of Directors)
The spring meeting of the Western Chapter was held in Island Park, Idaho, April 11th and 12th. Again this year the Western Chapter meeting was held in conjunction with SnoWest Magazine's leadership retreat at the Darrel Harris' Cabin in Island Park, Idaho. Before I review main issues discussed at the meeting, I would like to thank Steve Janes,...
June 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
It's about time. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of private property owners, ruling essentially that regulatory takings -- no matter how noble the cause -- still amount to regulatory takings. The high court confirmed in a unanimous decision that property owners have a right to pursue just compensation from regulatory agencies who...
June 1, 1997 12:00 AM
(Normal Story)
(The Trinity Journal)
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There is something about going up into the high country that's difficult to explain. It's more than the cleaner, thinner air, vistas of the valley below, and the quietness. It is the wilderness, and you can feel it.

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