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By Mountain West News • Issue #229 • View online

Culture wars put wolves in the crosshairs
The return of the American wolf hunt
Colorado voters spoke, but ranchers remain wary of wolf reintroduction
The collapse of wild red wolves is a warning that should worry us all
Feds consider listing southeast Alaska wolves as threatened or endangered
‘An abomination’: The story of the massacre that killed 216 wolves
Water wire
States are considering paying people to keep their water in the Colorado River. Some don’t think they can afford it
Wildfires are a threat to Steamboat Springs’ water supply. Here’s how the city is getting ready
‘They’re essentially turning water into garbage’: Nestle’s water bottling in Chaffee County met with fierce opposition
Even in an epically dry year, water flows into parched Colorado River delta
Does St. George really need Lake Powell water?
As the heat wave rolled in, fishery managers scrambled to save salmon in the Columbia River
Reviving traditional Apsáalooke water sources
Pull the plug? Missoula ponders dam duties
Let’s not love our fisheries to death this summer
Layer of Idaho dirt you can’t penetrate with a shovel? Here’s how water gets through
'This summer is different'
How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today
Forest Service chief says wildfires will be suppressed, rather than 'managed,' for now
'The flames were right in front of us'
‘This summer is different’
Rebuilding Lytton: Difficult, complicated, and controversial
Western wildfires may take weeks to months to contain
Billions in losses, thousands could die if wildfire response unchanged: report
Legal dynamite
Will this court case end the mining industry’s 150-year dominance of the West?
And more public lands goings on:
Crazy Mountain land swap proposal goes to Forest Service
Low appraisal dooms BLM purchase of Musselshell River ranch
What to expect from Interior's oil report
Interior kicks off new review of ANWR drilling
Dispatches from the energy transition
Why is a big oil company investing huge amounts of money in Wyoming wind?
Why there's still (almost) no utility-scale solar in Wyoming
Xcel plans to roll out 10,000 MW of renewable energy in Minnesota, Colorado by 2030
Utilities eye mini nuclear reactors as climate concerns grow
Slated retirements to cut U.S. coal fleet to less than half 2015 capacity by 2035
Coal companies harvest subsidy cash while the taxpayer gets stiffed
What else we're reading today
'Homecoming': 100 years after forceful removal, Nez Perce people celebrate reclaimed land
Legacy of Indigenous boarding schools in Colorado includes unmarked graves and generational scars
Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions. Now it wants oil firms to pick up the bill
EPA plan to truck toxic mine waste through Telluride isn't sitting well with locals
Golden eagles are dying. How can we save golden eagles? 
Pronghorn population, hunting tags down due to habitat, climate woes
When unchecked, free-roaming horse populations threaten greater sage-grouse
U.S. plans 50% more wild horse roundups amid Western drought
If the hardiest species are boiled alive, what happens to humans?
July drought rages on as Montana cities deploy mitigation plans
Climate change is already disrupting U.S. forests and coasts. Here's what we're seeing at five long-term research sites
Love and loss in the mountains
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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