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Mourning and gratitude

Rockies Today
Mourning and gratitude
By Mountain West News • Issue #250 • View online

Headlines from across Indian Country
In mourning and gratitude, the Blackfeet Nation says farewell to its leader
Hundreds attend funeral for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person at Browning High School
‘Good medicine’: Buffalo delivered to new home on Wind River reservation
Survivors see a link between Indigenous boarding schools’ harsh discipline and later domestic violence
Boise State report: 75% of missing Indigenous people in Idaho are women
Montana tribes want to stop jailing people for suicide attempts but lack a safer alternative
For Polis, a Cheyenne name for a mountain is too hard to pronounce. Indigenous groups disagree.
Utah AG mounting legal challenge to Biden’s order restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments
Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlights how federal courts routinely dismiss Indigenous concerns
Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case
EPA finally has an action plan to improve water infrastructure and sanitation for tribes
Interior designs
Charles Sams poised to become Park Service's first Native director
Martha Williams nominated to lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
New BLM chief faced with building bridges after confirmation battle
Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules
Into the breach
Gov. Inslee, Sen. Murray pursue dam-breaching assessment on Lower Snake River
Parties in federal salmon lawsuit seek pause in litigation
Power generation on the Colorado is drying up
New projections for low Colorado River flows speed need for dramatic conservation
Dispatches from the energy transition
Bad energy
In Colorado, power companies’ plans to expand wind and solar on the Eastern Plains meet local headwinds
As closure nears, Bridger mine workers grapple with next steps
Advanced reactors could bring next nuclear era, report finds
Montana regulators reach settlement on Colstrip ash pond cleanup
BLM considers big solar expansion in Nevada's Mojave Desert
Smells like a fossil fuel. Works like a fossil fuel. But these Colorado stations pump a gas with emissions less than zero.
Meet the rogue birding group blocking wind energy at every turn
Greenhouse gas levels reached record highs in 2020, even with pandemic lockdowns
What else we're reading today
How misinformation threatened a Montana national heritage area
Montanans used to live and let live. Today bitter confrontations dim Big Sky Country.
Snickerdoodle and secession in eastern Oregon
'Glorified homelessness': Even tiny Silverton is experiencing the mountain housing crisis that's crushing local workers
Feds haze famous grizzly 399 and cubs after 10 encounters
How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat
Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
A year after the Cal-Wood wildfire, land managers ask: What should a healthy forest look like?
For forest blazes grown wilder, an alternative: the 'good fire'
Report quantifies the 'camping crunch' on Western public lands
Ozone plagues Colorado’s Front Range, state report says, but bids to change it are elusive
Colorado tightens air pollution rules after staff shake-up, whistleblower complaint 
Gettin’ low
From sky to bedrock, researchers near Crested Butte are resetting what we know about water in the West
How the Western states plan is critical to ratings as Colorado River flows slow to a trickle
Court strikes down Trump EPA water permitting rule
New Mexico's chile pepper farmers feel the heat of climate change
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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