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Rockies Today

July 24 · Issue #138 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Smoke signals
Wildfire smoke could intensify spread, deadliness of COVID-19, researchers say Wildfire smoke could intensify spread, deadliness of COVID-19, researchers say
Western states face a grim summer as red flag fire and COVID-19 warnings mount
COVID-19 is complicating Seattle’s response to wildfire smoke
Full-court suppress
Utah's biggest public lands owner warns of wildfire danger
Hot-spot-seeking cameras may help Utah detect wildfires soon after they start
Most of the West was bone dry this week
Communities threatened by wildfires, 2000-2019
Picking up the tab
For fossil fuel companies, bankruptcy is a bailout For fossil fuel companies, bankruptcy is a bailout
More coal goings on:
Shutdown approaches for New Mexico coal-fired power plant
How a coal plant closure created wind bans and grid limbo
Duckworth introduces 'Marshall Plan for Coal Country'
More energy news from around the region:
Oil and gas industry pulls 2020 ballot initiatives after deal with Colorado Gov. Polis
Colorado ranks seventh among states with the most energy production
Colorado was first with community solar but has since lagged behind other states. Why?
Oil service giant Schlumberger slashes 21,000 jobs
Another Bakken oil pipeline faces shutdown while DAPL appeal is pending
Zurich Insurance drops coverage for Trans Mountain oil pipeline
Feds enter new agreement to help Wyoming uranium producers; conservationists have concerns
The job loss epidemic
The long view
Tester introduces Senate bill to permanently protect Badger-Two Medicine Tester introduces Senate bill to permanently protect Badger-Two Medicine
Draft Barrasso bill eyes new BLM wilderness areas, motor park in Wyoming
River of No Return Wilderness marks 40th anniversary
Opinion: The Great American Outdoors Act drew bipartisan back-patting. But what are we celebrating?
Uptick in bear-human conflicts
Grizzly attacks in 2020 run at record high Grizzly attacks in 2020 run at record high
Meanwhile…
Tourism jumps past '19 levels
More wildlife news:
New wildlife protections highlighted at forest plan meeting
Commentary: A close encounter of the wolf kind
Washington to kill member of 2nd wolf pack for predations
What’s really behind dwindling numbers of woodland caribou?
What else we're reading today
Colorado’s billionaires make billions more during pandemic and recession
With delays, a ripple of impacts
Months into pandemic, concern persists for homeless people
Northern Cheyenne marchers call for support, better law enforcement
Ski resorts push lift-ticket seller Liftopia toward bankruptcy, revealing deep impacts of coronavirus closures
The Blackfoot watershed: Montana’s laboratory for rural collaboration
Wyoming’s missed investment fund opportunities cost it billions
As Trump falsely claims fraud, experts laud voting by mail as pandemic deepens
Sierra Club denounces founder John Muir for racism
Where will everyone go?
The climate story won’t wait till the pandemic is done with us
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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