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Rockies Today

March 19 · Issue #94 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Crowded cities, lonely country
In the West, nearly 100,000 people over 65 years old live in counties without a hospital bed. In the West, nearly 100,000 people over 65 years old live in counties without a hospital bed.
More reporting on underserved areas and vulnerable populations:
Colorado is banking on telehealth to slow coronavirus. But many rural hospitals lack necessary resources.
Think the most isolated corners of the U.S. are safe from coronavirus? Think again.
Tribes expect little help in fight to protect elders from coronavirus
Funding limbo underscores complexity of pandemic health care in Indian Country
Browning works together to feed kids in time of coronavirus
ICE facing pressure to alter detention protocols in Aurora
Rural areas may be the most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak
Cowboy State exposed as one-trick pony
Coronavirus oil crash: What it means for Wyoming Coronavirus oil crash: What it means for Wyoming
Meanwhile…
Coronavirus outbreak may speed decline of U.S. coal sector
More on the economic fallout in Wyoming:
Businesses large and small reel from virus’s ‘kick in the teeth’
And in oil- and tourism-dependent Alberta…
Anxiety mounts among Albertans as province faces ‘profound adversity’ not seen since the 1930s
Safe passages
Rocky Mountain animals will move as the climate changes. These corridors could give them a safer path. Rocky Mountain animals will move as the climate changes. These corridors could give them a safer path.
Speaking of wildlife migration, Deer 255 has done it again:
Deer 255 repeats her world record long-distance migration
More wildlife news:
Judge asked to force decision on U.S. wolverine protections
Endangered gray wolf population on the rise in Southwest
Idaho board gets $400,000 to kill problem wolves
Montana's spring bird migration is on, but celebration off
Is the press 'essential'?
Colorado, COVID-19, and the press: ‘Essential’ status requested from the governor Colorado, COVID-19, and the press: ‘Essential’ status requested from the governor
Meanwhile…
'Total annihilation': Coronavirus may just be the end for many alt-weeklies
Feds OK Jordan Cove
Federal regulators approve Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay and 230 mile feeder pipeline Federal regulators approve Jordan Cove LNG project in Coos Bay and 230 mile feeder pipeline
U.S. approves Pembina's proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon
More energy news:
Millennium coal export terminal hits roadblock, again
Blackjewel coal miners reach settlement over lawsuit, needs judge's approval
Conservative voices join chorus to halt lease sales
Solar project highlights 'unprecedented challenge' facing BLM
Judge promises fast answer on shutting down Dakota Access
What else we're reading today
Interior pushes parks as COVID-19 getaway
How coronavirus is impacting the outdoor industry
Why David Quammen is not surprised
What I want you to know about coronavirus, from a Seattle woman who recovered from COVID-19
Viral ethics: Keeping our moral compass in a time of confinement
Coronavirus projections: What will America look like in coming months?
What Americans are doing now is beautiful
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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