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By Mountain West News • Issue #247 • View online

The wildlife controversies riling the West
Boise high-schoolers tracked a wolf pack for years. The feds killed eight of the pups, conservationists say.
Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves
Managing Montana's elk wealth is causing heartburn for landowners, FWP and hunters
CWD confirmed in deer killed south of Yellowstone National Park
Collared grizzly spotted in North Idaho
'Salmon Reckoning' investigates Congressman Simpson's plan to save salmon, breach Snake River dams
‘Defiant Five’ win temporary freedom in wild horse roundup
The case for rewilding the Southwest with big cats
Monument restoration takeaways
Biden returns 2 million acres to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase
Bears Ears is back—but don’t celebrate just yet
Biden restores protection for national monuments Trump shrank: 5 essential reads
Six takeaways from the BENM and GSENM proclamations
Antiquities fight could land Utah monuments in Supreme Court
Restoring Utah national monument boundaries highlights a new tactic in the Biden administration’s climate strategy
Water wire
Drought-stricken Western towns say no to developers
Great Salt Lake's demise spurs water emergency for Utah
The state and fate of the Great Salt Lake, Part II
EPA: Numeric water quality standards are law until feds rule otherwise
Water markets could be the solution to the West's historic drought, say economists
Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming weigh in on Supreme Court case with big implications for groundwater
11 North Idaho lakes have been hit by toxic algae this year compared to three last year—here's what's going on
Home out of range
7 statistics that illuminate the housing crisis
Caldwell, Idaho, is one of the West’s fastest-growing cities. Can it survive the transition?
Boise-area RV parks are full as people, some facing homelessness, move into vehicles
Colorado's affordable housing crisis explained
Bozeman putting future of affordable housing funds to voters
In a historic neighborhood, Ogden faces an age-old battle: how to balance preservation with the need for denser housing
‘Stop kicking us out’: Employees near Zion homeless amid housing shortage, tourism surge
In shadow of Utah national parks, police juggle high call volumes, high-profile cases
How to combat New Mexico’s housing crisis?
Whitefish stops short of enacting emergency embargo on new vacation rentals
Home after fire: A new housing model aims to give kids stability
Their own private Idaho: In the pandemic, U.S. conservatives get out of liberal states and into a ‘freedom oasis’
Dispatches from Indian Country
What do Indigenous people in Montana think about the state's recognition of Columbus Day?
'Know who we are': Northern Arapaho and Longmont forge historic sister city partnership
Montana signs MOU to transfer Hell Creek State Park to Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
Yellowstone confronts its past
Is Utah’s uranium industry key to a green energy future or a radioactive threat?
How the U.S. legal system ignores tribal law
What is the land back movement? A call for Native sovereignty and reclamation
The Arlee Warriors' championship seasons
Indian Health Service managers protected a pedophile in their midst. Now the agency is protecting them.
What else we're reading today
Oil prices have topped $80. But don’t expect a spending bonanza from shale drillers
Dry summer emphasizes threat of climate change to Yellowstone National Park
National Park visitation is up. What are solutions to decrease traffic?
Impact of forest thinning on wildfires creates divisions
Better air, less climate impact possible if companies, government switch to cleaner fleet vehicles
In the San Luis Valley, a small town is using civic engagement to improve lives
Bringing back the dancing birds: Sharptail reintroduction project begins in western Montana
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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