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Seeing red
By Mountain West News • Issue #269 • View online

Wolf hunts tempt emergency relisting
Pressure to suspend wolf hunting and trapping north of Yellowstone continues to grow
Wolf hunting near Yellowstone spark distress for wildlife-related businesses
Opinion: A slaughter of wolves like this hasn’t been seen in a century
More wildlife news
Study: Mule deer, other species struggle to adapt to altered habitats
Bridger-Teton considers phasing out two elk feedgrounds
Guess who has outsized clout on public lands?
Judge orders USFWS to re-examine bison ruling
Bringing a justice lens to wildlife management
In the latest rights of nature case, a tribe is suing Seattle on behalf of salmon in the Skagit River
Coal's long goodbye
How coal holds on in America
Stakes, emotions mount as Bridger decision nears
Lummis blocks Biden’s EPA picks in bid to defend coal plants
In tiny Wyoming town, Bill Gates bets big on nuclear power
Living on the edge
U.S. plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet suburbia
Closely built homes helped Marshall firestorm spread in Colorado suburbs, insurance researchers say
Lessons from Lyons: Will Marshall fire victims rebuild or move on?
Amid the charred ruins of Colorado wildfires, a sense of community evolves with the rebuild
Boulder County has rules on how to better build homes to survive wildfires. None of them applied where 1,000+ homes burned in Marshall fire
Housing upheaval
Cultural extraction at the edge of the abyss
Salt Lake City’s rapid growth is driving prices up—and driving some iconic businesses out
Idaho incomes rise, but housing costs far outstrip them
Boise's unhoused population occupying old Ada County Courthouse, awaits city's response
Idaho cities are considering short-term rental permits. Here's how they work in McCall
Even as Wyoming tires to keep renters afloat during the pandemic, it lacks good data on evictions
A 401(k) for homeownership? Colorado housing leaders offer up solutions to affordability problem.
Real estate prices soar in Ravalli County
What else we're reading today
Biden’s ‘herky-jerky’ first year on Western issues
Grocery workers, ski patrollers fuel a growing labor movement in the Mountain West
‘The clinic, it’s going to be the heart of it all’
Climate change clouds the future of Nordic skiing
What could Idaho’s future look like as climate changes? This economic report details the risks.
Following a historic Colorado avalanche season, pros and entrepreneurs create new tools for safer backcountry travel
New data shows massive climate-warming leaks by New Mexico oil and gas operators
A climber turned conservationist, Rick Reese leaves a monumental outdoor legacy
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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