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The Airbnb effect

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The Airbnb effect
By Mountain West News • Issue #249 • View online

Communities grapple with vacation rentals
Frisco is latest town to plan incentives for converting short-term rentals into long-term rentals
'It’s scary': The housing shortage has reached a crisis point in southwest Colorado
Property taxes would more than triple for Colorado short-term rental owners under statehouse proposal
How zoning, short-term rentals impact St. George's housing market, drive up prices
Boise mayor wants to license short-term rental homes. Why some council members resist.
Whitefish stops short of enacting emergency embargo on new vacation Rentals
Missoula County taking public comment on new housing plan
Where should Park City employees live?
Headlines across Indian Country
Chippewa Cree Tribe to welcome the return of 11 buffalo to Rocky Boy Reservation
EPA unveils plan to address tribal water woes
Inside the Indigenous-led power line deal that put 17 First Nations on the grid
How tribal leaders want Chuck Sams to lead the Park Service
Nevada dilemma: Renewable energy or national monument?
This sacred valley could become America’s next national monument
Census prompts push for more Indigenous school lessons
Double jeopardy in Indian Country gets Supreme Court look
Drill bits
Abandoned: New Mexico could risk $10 billion in failing to plug unused oil and gas wells
Colorado may have more sites with dangerous 'forever chemicals' than any other state
North Dakota on brink of more radioactive oil waste disposal options
Oil and gas continues to show signs of recovery in Wyoming
'Blindsided': Alberta farmers fret as regulator eyes moving bankrupt company's idle oil wells to new insolvent firm
Drips and drabs
Environmentalists secure water rights for Great Salt Lake
Crooked River reborn
U.S. formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status
Water shortage worsening along northwest Colorado’s Yampa and White rivers
‘Climate change is fundamentally altering the Colorado River,' congressional panel hears
What else we're reading today
As Utah explodes in growth, coal country is left behind
Nuclear power is the best way to replace the Pueblo coal plant within this decade, county tells state regulators
Wildfire evacuation fears in Colorado Springs halt housing development
‘Self-serving garbage.’ Wildfire experts escalate fight over saving forests
Scientists optimistic about Mullen Fire recovery
Nearly 940K acres burned across Montana this year
The hidden fires
CDOT aims to be 'at the forefront' with greenhouse gas rules that would have far-reaching impact
Yellowstone plans ceasing winter wildlife surveillance, concentrating on summer
Should skiers be able to pay to skip lift lines? Snowbird owner POWDR’s new Fast Tracks hits backlash in Utah, Oregon
Zion National Park needs major improvements. Here are some ideas, from the Editorial Board
Land swap would create 38,000-acre public block in southeast Wyoming
At Alaska’s most popular national park, climate change threatens the only road in and out
Craft beer faces a gender and race reckoning
Somebody needs to write a book about the political economy of the Colorado potato beetle
Could property law help achieve ‘rights of nature’ for wild animals?
McKay Coppins on the vultures ravaging America's newspapers
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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