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Fair game?
By Mountain West News • Issue #315 • View online

On the hunt in Montana
Was Yellowstone's deadliest wolf hunt in 100 years an inside job?
Montana rolls out proposed wolf hunting, trapping regulations
In Montana, hunter access comes to a public-private fork in the road
Reroute: Coalition appeals ruling over Crazy Mountains public access rights to Ninth Circuit
More outdoors groups call for Rosendale to remove his name from RETURN Act
More wildlife news
Westerners struggle to manage booming wild horse populations
More than 400 wild horses captured in first week of western Colorado helicopter roundup, despite objection from top state officials
Montana man kills wolves that attacked his goats
Feds begin considering possible rule to provide wolf reintroduction flexibility
Mauling report highlights need for grizzly education
To teach young black bears new habits, Grand Teton sees 'proactive relocation' as an option
Here's how caribou matchmaking—and a stud book—could help save Alberta's dwindling herds
Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered
Biden admin tosses Trump habitat rule
Mining nuggets
Meet a Colorado startup that plans to use mining waste to capture carbon dioxide
Ford inks deal to get lithium from Nevada mine with ESA problem
Aerial images help Montana agency discover illegal mining of Superfund site
Montana DEQ issues $516,000 fine for alleged mining activity at site of former Zortman mine
The rise of the restoration economy
Parched realities
Shut out from talks on Colorado River crisis, tribes want inclusion and 'transformation'
The West’s most important water supply is drying up. Soon, life for 40 million people who depend on the Colorado River will change.
On the Colorado River the feds carry a big stick. Will the states get hit?
Lake Mead keeps dropping
Sen. Mitt Romney: Saving Great Salt Lake will likely cost ‘billions’
Oregon researchers propose innovative path forward for farming’s water woes
More public lands news
NPS ranger ranks ‘dangerously thin’ as crime rises, report says
A Utah Oil field spilled 400 barrels near Grand Staircase last fall—and it’s still cleaning up the crude
Two privately owned Colorado 14ers are open to hikers thanks to a unique partnership. Will it last?
San Juan Forest approves land swap with billionaire landowner in Archuleta County
Huge wildfire, drought package readied for House votes
KG belongs in the Winds
What else we're reading today
Opinion: The right-wing Supreme Court has another target: Native American rights
A white nationalist moved to Idaho in search of an ‘ethnic enclave.’ He’s not alone
Backlash over the boom in newcomers to Kootenai County is reaching a 'tipping point'
Can green hydrogen save a coal town and slow climate change?
WAPA approves interconnection request for big Wyoming wind project
Smoke in the water: Wildfires have lasting effects on drinking supply long after they’re put out
Firefighting classified as carcinogenic to humans
Boise State University researchers assemble first complete sagebrush genome sequence
Netting a wild bee baseline for Montana
Boulder is proposing a new climate tax that shifts more of the cost to local businesses
From mountaintops to ocean bottoms, scientists are discovering just how pervasive plastic is
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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