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Rockies Today

April 2 · Issue #102 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Yard sale
Vail Resorts announces widespread furloughs and salary reductions Vail Resorts announces widespread furloughs and salary reductions
Park City Mountain Resort furloughs 391 employees after coronavirus ends the ski season early
First domino to fall?
Denver-based Whiting Petroleum files for bankruptcy as coronavirus continues making economic waves Denver-based Whiting Petroleum files for bankruptcy as coronavirus continues making economic waves
Bakken oil producer files for bankruptcy amid virus, low prices
Whiting bankruptcy shows how shale crash imperils supply
Occidential, Noble Energy making cutbacks due to coronavirus, dropping oil prices
Colorado oil and gas drillers’ hedges will keep cash flowing—for now—as prices plummet
Is the world headed to negative oil prices?
Meanwhile…
Wind, solar farms are seen as havens in coronavirus storm
Renewables beat coal for 1st time ever on quarterly basis
'Wealth is the vector'
Coronavirus will hit small towns hard as people leave cities Coronavirus will hit small towns hard as people leave cities
Tourists brought prosperity to an Idaho ski valley. They also brought COVID-19.
Colorado’s decision to shut down ski resorts over coronavirus seems obvious now. Should it have come sooner?
Like boiling frogs
In the mountains and deserts of Utah, Columbia spotted frogs are sentinels of climate change In the mountains and deserts of Utah, Columbia spotted frogs are sentinels of climate change
Meanwhile…
American robins now migrate 12 days earlier than in 1994
Most national parks remain open. Why?
National park staff revolts over coronavirus, says shut them down National park staff revolts over coronavirus, says shut them down
Seven workers at national parks test positive for coronavirus
Grand Canyon National Park closes after first resident tests positive for coronavirus
Springdale mayor writes letter to Zion National Park calling for the park to close
What else we're reading today
Idaho owns one of the West’s highest coronavirus infection rates despite meager testing
New model predicts Wyoming COVID-19 deaths, ICU shortages
Colorado weekly unemployment claims soar to 60K
Utah’s unemployment sets a new record
'We have no money': Coronavirus slams state taxes
Keystone XL construction spurs rural coronavirus fears
How COVID-19 threatens an accurate census count in the Mountain West
COVID-19 comes to Centennial: (and goes … ?)
What the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill means for Montana
Coronavirus hits Montana newspapers
Forest Service favors reducing public input to fast-track projects
North Dakota regulators OK carbon dioxide, natural gas liquids pipelines
The West in a time of conflict: The Bundys, public lands and COVID-19
Fighting and winning with Louise Erdrich
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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