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Rockies Today

March 31 · Issue #101 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Alberta doubles down on Keystone XL
Keystone XL to proceed with $7B commitment from Alberta government Keystone XL to proceed with $7B commitment from Alberta government
‘Critical for our economic future’: Keystone XL surprise go-ahead to energize struggling oilpatch
Meanwhile…
Oil sands producers in the red as WCS price touches US$4 per barrel
Lawsuits loom as KXL backers march toward construction
Alberta's $30M energy war room drastically cutting budget due to COVID-19
Strained rural hospitals lack PPE, testing capacity
Coronavirus strains rural hospitals 'to the absolute limit' Coronavirus strains rural hospitals 'to the absolute limit'
Idaho health care workers: We need more masks. ‘We feel like sitting ducks.’
Blaine County, Idaho doctor: 'What I’m seeing is very scary in our emergency department.'
Wyoming hospitals prepare for worst, hope for best, lament limited testing
Bullock to Trump: 'One day away' from no test capacity
In the face of coronavirus, Colorado’s Eastern Plains hospitals band together and brace for the worst
On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge
Meanwhile…
Experts try to understand rural Washington's spike in positive COVID-19 tests
Virus-related deaths in rural counties more than double since Thursday
More Mountain West newsrooms squeezed
Lee Enterprises announces pay cuts and furloughs Lee Enterprises announces pay cuts and furloughs
In Montana alone Lee owns the Missoulian, The Ravalli Republic, Billings Gazette, Helena Independent Record, and Montana Standard. It also owns the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming and Twin Falls Times-News in Idaho.
Last week…
Six Wyoming newspapers cut pay, staff during pandemic
Nationally…
Tomorrow’s life-or-death decisions for newspapers are suddenly today’s, thanks to coronavirus
America’s local newspapers confront an apocalypse
In Colorado, coal's demise yields water
The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities
More energy news:
COVID-19 another hit on Wyoming's already-reeling coal industry
Oil and gas commission gives tax break to Wyoming operators
Court blocks Broomfield's attempt to temporarily halt Extraction's oil and gas operations
The Casper Star Tribune 2020 Energy Journal
What else we're reading today
Trump administration moves forward with looser air rules as respiratory disease grips U.S.
Colorado will fight Trump administration’s rollback to vehicle emissions standards
Federal aid on way to Montana tribes; reservations ramp up response to COVID-19
What it’s like to be Asian in Colorado in the time of coronavirus
Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation
Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds
Bison in northern Yellowstone proving to be too much of a good thing
Groups sue over continued grazing in Wyoming grizzly habitat
BLM urged to punt Chaco leasing plan during pandemic
How the small town of Roundup, Montana, became a prominent place for 'prep centers,' and an important part of Amazon's supply chain
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. 
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