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By Mountain West News • Issue #323 • View online

Grizzly and black bear goings-on and run-ins
Grizzlies explore northern Bitterroot Valley
Mysterious moth-eating grizzlies have a people problem
One Wyoming community hands out bear-resistant trash cans to reduce wildlife conflicts
Momma bear, four cubs put down after breaking into Aspen home
After euthanizing 63 bears so far this year, wildlife officials urge Coloradans to bear-proof homes
Missing grizzly bear toes result in call to change practices
More wildlife news
Montana wildlife commission adopts new wolf hunting, trapping regulations
Elk Refuge gets crematory for CWD-infected animals
Jasper National Park has almost 4 times the roadkill compared to Banff. Here's why
Report: Benefits of dams must be replaced before breaching
Spokane Tribe releases 146 Chinook salmon into Spokane River, highlighting increasing respect given to Indigenous knowledge
Megadrought monitor
As Colorado River dries, the U.S. teeters on the brink of larger water crisis
Colorado River Basin tribes work to protect their water rights
Water agencies in Western cities pledge drought savings. Some environmentalists want more.
Arizona needs to cut 300,000 Olympic pools’ worth of water. Here is who will be hit the hardest.
Don’t call it a ‘drought’: Climate scientist Brad Udall views Colorado River crisis as the beginning of aridification
Arid West starts dreaming about piping in water from afar
Drought threatens coal plant operations—and electricity—across the West
Feeling the heat
With more sizzling summers, Colorado changes how heat advisories are issued
Hotter summer nights affect everything from death rates to crop yields to firefighting
Dangerous heat predicted to hit 3 times more often in future
Visualizing heat inequality
Public lands roundup
Utah files suit challenging Biden’s monument restoration
BLM begins Bears Ears planning process just after Utah sues to revoke monument’s restoration
Colorado Democrats call for new national monument in Rockies
Ryan Zinke, former interior secretary, lied to investigators in casino case, watchdog finds
See America’s parks with Indigenous peoples who first called them home
Dispatches from the energy transition
How the sweeping Inflation Reduction Act could transform energy development in Montana
Ranchers bring fight against Signal Peak coal mine to Montana DEQ
Clean energy is booming. Get ready for a new American West—like it or not
Xcel Energy wants to raise rates for a climate-friendly gas system. Customers aren’t happy.
Officials tout federal funding and incentives to clean up orphaned wells, spur clean energy development
Could coal waste be used to make sustainable batteries?
Burn scars
The age of consequence: Wildfires in New Mexico
Cascade snowpack melts faster in burned areas, study says
Wildfire smoke is choking Indigenous communities
Civilian use of drone delays firefighting efforts in North Idaho
Opinion: The American West’s haunting, smoke-filled future
What else we're reading today
A new mental health hotline for farmers and ranchers
‘We’re losing our people’
One Native veteran's new mission: Fill in the gaps of VA care on his reservation
National Park Service awards $99K to UM to repatriate sacred items to tribes
Why counting shorebirds may fill a missing piece in the Great Salt Lake conservation puzzle
It took 10 years to plan a channel around a Colorado River reservoir. Collaboration went well, but urgency was lacking.
Colorado mountain town asks locals to open up their homes to teachers
Biden admin deploys $560M to clean up orphaned oil wells
EPA finally moves to label some ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous
Capitalism killed the American West
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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