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Rockies Today

June 26 · Issue #132 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

NPS's racist roots
Racist roots, lack of diversity haunt national parks Racist roots, lack of diversity haunt national parks
How can the National Park Services work to be anti-racist?
Meanwhile…
Conservation corps backers grapple with legislating diversity
Black bird watchers draw attention to racial issues outdoors
'It's our last refuge'
Blackfeet propose legislation to permanently safeguard Badger-Two Medicine Blackfeet propose legislation to permanently safeguard Badger-Two Medicine
'It’s our last refuge' Blackfeet propose federal protection for Badger-Two Medicine area
More public lands news:
Blackfeet tribe closes eastern border to Glacier Park
Trump to formally nominate Pendley to lead BLM
BLM proposes drilling on most of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Report rips Interior Department's 'cold-shoulder treatment' of wind, solar
Hunting, fishing licenses required (even if you don’t hunt or fish) for hundreds of Colorado wildlife areas
Mining project scaled back over concerns that it would pollute Idaho river, harm bull trout
Justice Department: Helicopter hounded trail building crew
#Justice4Elijah
Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain's death in police custody Colorado reexamines Elijah McClain's death in police custody
Elijah McClain timeline: What happened that night and what has happened since
Meanwhile…
Another downtown Denver statue, ‘In Honor of Christopher Columbus,’ torn down
Salt Lake City creates commission on racial equity in policing
'I want to understand who you are'
Protesters arrested in confrontation with Laramie police
Western police are geared up for war
'The virus is stalking Latinos'
Utah’s governor says the coronavirus infection rate among the Hispanic community is ‘alarming’ Utah’s governor says the coronavirus infection rate among the Hispanic community is ‘alarming’
Many Latinos couldn’t stay home. Now virus cases are soaring in the community.
Address redress
Vote-by-mail could undo Native Americans’ voting rights gains Vote-by-mail could undo Native Americans’ voting rights gains
More news from Indian Country:
IHS wants to return 1 million KN95 masks it bought from a former White House official
Montana tribe hoping to finally increase coronavirus testing
New Mexico tribes play catch-up in census count
Navajo Nation, environmentalists fight rollback of U.S. water rule
11 more Yellowstone bison moved to Fort Peck Reservation quarantine facilities
What else we're reading today
Is pandemic time the right time to make Medicaid recipients look for jobs?
By land or sky, rural Western communities seek an elusive good: Broadband internet access
Mountain West vacation rental bookings soar
Struggling ski resort industry frets over Trump's ban on immigrant worker visas
Polis enacts drought plan for 40 Colorado counties
The secretive government agency planting 'cyanide bombs' across the U.S.
Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approves CWD plan
Stay-at-home orders have reduced roadkill rates in California, Idaho and Maine, study finds
Richest Hill Episode 08: The Art of the Superfund Dea
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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