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Rockies Today

May 11 · Issue #116 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

High and dry
It’s time to plan for drier Western rivers It’s time to plan for drier Western rivers
Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought
Climate change unleashes interstate water wars
Colorado snowpack melting faster than usual as drought conditions grow across state
Extreme drought conditions, coronavirus have Colorado wildfire managers anxious
Disparities unmasked
People of color, Native Americans in Wyoming disproportionately affected by coronavirus People of color, Native Americans in Wyoming disproportionately affected by coronavirus
Coronavirus has been devastating to the Navajo Nation, and help for complex fight has been slow
Preliminary data shows Idaho Latinos may be disproportionately affected by coronavirus
For Latinos and coronavirus, doctors are seeing an ‘alarming’ disparity
Coronavirus outbreaks reported at 5 Denver-area jails; nursing home death toll rises to 531
The Colorado county with the highest coronavirus infection rate is now on the Eastern Plains
Bison migration
Bison transfers planned for U.S. park, Indian reservation Bison transfers planned for U.S. park, Indian reservation
Rosebud plans biggest tribal bison herd in North America
The bison calf taking the first step to rewild the Canadian prairies
More wildlife news:
150 miles, 33 days, 1 fish: A rainbow trout's epic journey up the Clark Fork
Suit that says bear baiting harms grizzlies advances
9th Circuit hears appeal on ESA protections for Yellowstone grizzlies
Northwest Wyoming wolf hunt quota up 50%
Conservation groups file suit to block killing of coyote populations in Idaho
The ghost moose, the drone and the search for a winter-tick cure
Terms of lease
Greens see Montana ruling as template for oil lease challenges Greens see Montana ruling as template for oil lease challenges
The BLM could lease over 100,000 acres of public land around Moab to energy companies
Wyoming conservation group calls for oil and gas leasing to slow down
More oil and gas news:
PDC Energy details staff reduction, oil and gas production cuts
While oil patch slows, Bakken businesses look for ways to stay afloat
Nonprofit to close a third of Montana's orphaned oil, gas wells
With so few people driving or flying, Colorado’s oil and gas industry suffers
Energy sector cuts blow oil-sands-sized hole in Alberta economy
This energy analyst says the oil sands are ‘done’
Opening the floodgates
As Utah’s national parks reopen, visitors should brace for a ‘new normal’ As Utah’s national parks reopen, visitors should brace for a ‘new normal’
Plan for reopening Yellowstone coming soon, superintendent hints
County, governor weigh in on opening Yellowstone, Grand Teton this month
A different kind of summer in Glacier National Park
Glacier gateway businesses seek clarity on upcoming summer in Glacier
What else we're reading today
Remembering John Freemuth, who loved the American West
Colorado is the only state without a rainy day fund. Now the coronavirus means it will pay the price.
In North Idaho, COVID-19 restrictions and social media stoke deep political divisions
Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country
Meet America's 10 largest emitters
Renewable energy projects forge ahead in Wyoming despite pandemic
A pandemic that cleared skies and halted cities isn’t slowing global warming
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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