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Churns and pivots

Rockies Today
Churns and pivots
By Mountain West News • Issue #313 • View online

On change in the rural West
Not fade away
Montana's smallest county making big changes to save town, expand housing
‘I don’t know how the story ends’: As Bozeman grows, agriculture adapts to a new landscape
Study calls for smarter land use planning to curb farmland loss
A 150-year-old San Luis Valley farm stops growing food to save a shrinking water supply. It might be the first deal of its kind in the country.
A water strategy for the parched West: Have cities pay farmers to install more efficient irrigation systems
A new project in rural Oregon is letting farmers test drive electric tractors in the name of science
Grazing greener
Notes from the brink
Bison are climate change heroes after nearly going extinct
Utah's Great Salt Lake is drying out, threatening ecological, economic disaster
Angered by climate denial, a Times photographer embarked on a watershed journey
Three fastest-warming cities in the U.S. are in the Mountain West
Kids want to put Montana on trial for unhealthy climate policies
NOAA: Breaching Snake River dams 'essential' to save salmon
To save sequoias from wildfire, we must save them from ourselves
The EPA has more options to rein in climate change than you think
Public lands roundup
Editorial: Colorado’s public lands need help. Gunnison County has a plan.
Glacier Park e-biking boom here to stay
Flooding could breathe life into Yellowstone ecosystem
Haaland defends Interior policies, cites unused leases
Van life startup Kift pitches remote work in national parks
Op-Ed: Biden saved what Trump dismantled in Utah. But what will 'save' mean?
Dispatches from the energy transition
What an $8B Western grid project means for U.S. clean energy
Early investment in advanced nuclear could pay off, report says
Bankruptcy judge orders Talen Energy to produce plan for Colstrip
Navajo residents seek 'just and equitable' help after closure of power plant, coal mine
Tribe, ranchers say proposed lithium mine in western Arizona will 'ruin' their water
BLM OKs construction of massive California solar project
In Alaska, coal is dwindling as green energy is on the rise
Comings and goings
An adult chinook is swimming in Hangman Creek for the first time in more than 100 years, a symbolic victory for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Officials kill sub-adult offspring of famous grizzly 399
Cameras could offer snapshot of bison migration into state
How the Great Salt Lake’s dropping water level is affecting a Utah bird refuge
Opinion: The biggest bill aimed at helping at-risk wildlife in 50 years needs Montana’s support
What else we're reading today
EPA inspector general agrees with air pollution whistleblowers, asks Colorado to review 11 permits
Environmental group sues to get EPA to crack down on Colorado’s record ozone violations
Wood roofs are a $6 billion wildfire problem
New interactive map tracks wildfire activity across the West
A case for retreat in the age of fire
Colorado tourist businesses rebound in 2021, but recovery is uneven between mountains, Front Range
Reinventing cement: Colorado researchers aim for CO2 drawdown by 'growing' cities of future
Salt Lake City has no more affordable neighborhoods, as gentrification turns ‘scary’
38,000 acres of former Weyco land protected under Lost Trail Conservation Easement
American Prairie opens 9,300 acres of new Musselshell ranch to hunters this fall
Rocky Mountain media roundup
The Webb telescope images remind us who we really are
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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