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Rockies Today

July 29 · Issue #140 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Fish stories
How a tiny fish is helping Utah and the West tackle big questions about the Colorado River’s future How a tiny fish is helping Utah and the West tackle big questions about the Colorado River’s future
Thousands apply yearly to travel Montana’s Smith River. Now anglers, ranchers and conservationists fear for its future.
Wyoming fisheries biologists survey trout cousin that’s lacking the love
Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years
Hunting and fishing groups urge Congress to work together on climate change
The fish, the stolen truck, the helicopter ... and the snake
Under pressure
At Glacier National Park, a pandemic summer is putting the squeeze on infrastructure even with lower visitation At Glacier National Park, a pandemic summer is putting the squeeze on infrastructure even with lower visitation
Surging tourism strains Jackson Hole, amid rising COVID-19 cases
‘It’s being treated as the Wild West’: Report details camping stresses on Alberta wilderness
Seeking COVID-19 escape, Oregon's outdoors crowded at unprecedented level, brings problems
Cleaning up
Coal mine cleanup could create thousands of jobs across the West, report finds Coal mine cleanup could create thousands of jobs across the West, report finds
Orphan well cleanup program could create jobs, new report finds
Study finds renewable energy has created 6,300 jobs in rural Colorado
More energy news:
San Juan Generating Station renewable energy plan gets approval from PRC
Solar-for-coal swaps emerging as new tool for retiring coal in energy transition
Are Colorado's oil and gas wars really over?
Boulder, Xcel send deal to council in possible ceasefire on municipal utility litigation
Alberta’s renewed bet on coal: What Kenney’s policy shift means for mining, parks and at-risk species
2019 U.S. coal production falls to its lowest level since 1978
U.S. energy consumption in April 2020 fell to its lowest level in more than 30 years
Watershed moment
Historic landscape in Southwest Colorado now permanently protected Historic landscape in Southwest Colorado now permanently protected
Conservationists cap 30-year preservation effort with protection of Banded Peak Ranch in southern Colorado
What else we're reading today
Tribes argue Oklahoma ruling applies in Bears Ears lawsuit
In Leadville, coronavirus exposes existing inequalities and a desire for change
Advocacy groups say undocumented Utahns excluded from $154 million in assistance during pandemic
U.S. officials OK eastern Idaho phosphate mine expansion
Giant cell tower proposed in middle of Idaho's most iconic view
Grizzly delisting effort on the back-burner
CSU’s Morrill Act origin is a generational wealth built off of Indigenous lands
Coronavirus pandemic sidelines California's inmate firefighters
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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