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By Mountain West News • Issue #123 • View online

Masks sold by former White House official to Navajo hospitals don’t meet FDA standards
The feds gave a former White House official $3 million to supply masks to Navajo hospitals. Some may not work.
Congressman calls for probe into former White House official’s $3 million mask deal
In a tiny town, a Navajo clinic run by women holds the front line
Why has Navajo Nation been hit so hard by the coronavirus?
Indian Health Services announces more funding for Navajo Nation
Bottom of the barrel
Wyoming's Legislature faces a $1.5 billion hit and an existential question
Power Wyoming to respond to big revenue losses from oil, gas and coal downturn
Federal oil royalty cuts expected to impact Wyoming budget
Oil, gas companies not alone: Mineral rights owners facing squeeze from industry downturn
More energy news:
Coal's decline continues with 13 plant closures announced in 2020
Jordan Cove pipeline moves forward, despite Oregon’s opposition
Oil and gas plays big in New Mexico elections, despite COVID-19
Alberta cuts oil output by 1 million barrels per day
A Wyoming county will review its wind energy regulations
U.S. renewable energy consumption surpasses coal for the first time in over 130 years
Zoom by
Tribal leaders oppose online consultations with the U.S. during the pandemic
More goings on at public lands agencies:
Court strikes Trump sage grouse plan, cancels Montana oil leases
Trump administration pauses some oil and gas leasing amid coronavirus pandemic
Yellowstone National Park updates WiFi expansion proposal, seeks comment
New Trump public land rules will let Alaska hunters kill bear cubs in dens
Taking a literal act of Congress, feds hand Utah parcels of public lands
The bear whisperers
Meet Doug Seus, the bear whisperer who trains and protects grizzlies
More wildlife news:
Montana's grizzly bear council struggles to find shared vision
As glaciers retreat, mountain biodiversity persists
Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild
What else we're reading today
A transgender Idaho inmate's legal victory breaks new ground
Out-of-staters buying more homes in Billings, sometimes sight unseen, sometimes with cash
Utah is off to a scary start for wildfire season due to a dry spring and careless campers
Public expresses skepticism as inland port board plan promises sustainable development
COVID-19 bucks the biggest rodeo of them all
Colorado, Denver join 25 other cities and states in suing EPA for relaxing clean-car rule
Estes Park, struggling amid pandemic, welcomes Rocky Mountain National Park reopening
Safety and stoke: A-Basin’s coronavirus reopening provides glimpse of what next ski season may look like
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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