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Everett Ruess could have been one of this country's great wilderness writers, but he was only 20 when he vanished without a trace in the remote Utah wilderness. Author David Roberts' new book traces Ruess' life and the mystery that grew up around his disappearance in 1934.
Two collectors from Utah pleaded guilty this week in the government's crackdown on the looting and trafficking of ancient Native American artifacts. That's a rare success for prosecutors in the decades-long effort to curb an artifacts black market in the Four Corners states.
It took two years and more than $300,000 before federal agents could arrest 17 people in Blanding, Utah, for selling ancient American Indian artifacts on the black market. Locals are upset about the way in which the shouting, gun-wielding agents arrested the suspects.
The search continues for two missing climbers on Oregon's Mount Hood. Rescue workers found the body of the third climber, 48-year-old architect Kelly James, in a snow cave Sunday. His body was removed from the mountain Monday. Premier mountaineer Ed Veisturs says climbing mountains in the Northwest can be unpredictable and dangerous.