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Smoke signals

Rockies Today
Smoke signals
By Mountain West News • Issue #286 • View online

Wildfires and the West's grim new realities
Deadly ‘smoke waves’ from wildfires set to soar
Large fires becoming even larger, more widespread
Western heat wave sets records, fuels fire near Boulder, Colorado
NCAR fire evacuations lifted, but fire officials worry about what’s next
Three months after a wildfire swept through, displaced Colorado residents struggle to rebuild
Wildfire trends outpace mitigation measures
Landmarks
Tribes assume full management of bison range
Tribe officially takes over at Hell Creek on Fort Peck Reservoir
Grijalva announces landmark vote on tribal consultation bill
Anthropology association apologizes to Native Americans for the field's legacy of harm
Deb Haaland’s long game for victory
The children at rest in 4-H Park
How radar is helping track down lost Indigenous grave sites
Images from the first-known Native American female photographer
Political animals
Killing wolves to own the libs?
A covenant to coexist: The past, present and future of the Yellowstone grizzly bear
Montana sheriff says hiker killed, grizzly bear suspected
Utah mule deer is 1st in U.S. to test positive for COVID-19
USDA's Wildlife Services killed more than 400,000 wild animals in 2021
Dispatches from the energy transition
U.S. oil boom towns risk ghost town future
How Biden's budget would change the energy sector
With gas prices high, Colorado oil production is ramping up
West Elk Mine helps state coal production rebound
One big detail could derail Northwest's clean-energy goals
Misinformation is derailing renewable energy projects across the United States
What else we're reading today
Booming resort towns influence Boise State to launch new hospitality program
In the Roaring Fork Valley, finding shelter has gotten even harder
BLM would undergo a major hiring spree under Biden budget
Nebraska wants to build a $500 million canal over the border. Can Colorado stop it?
Half-century after the Clean Water Act, half of Utah’s waterways remain polluted
Would dredging Utah Lake upset a century of peace over water rights?
Montana environmental group sues EPA over new water quality law
‘Glamping’ proposal threatens Gallatin River, conservationists claim
Cloud-seeding program in Colorado aims to make good snow storms better
Climate change may push the U.S. toward the ‘Goldilocks zone’ for West Nile virus
Corner crossers reach for federal court, access to 1.6M Western acres
Road to ruin
The controversial biofuel threatening British Columbia’s forests
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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