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Rockies Today

April 22 · Issue #110 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

The parched West
Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water
Study: Snowpack will become a less reliable predictor of drought in Western U.S.
Climate change has helped fuel a megadrought in the Southwest
Praying for rain
Calculated risks
'It's the virus's world': The balancing act of reopening Colorado without widespread testing 'It's the virus's world': The balancing act of reopening Colorado without widespread testing
COVID-19 Colorado: Risks of second wave after stay-at-home order ends
Coronavirus has largely spared Wyoming, so far. Amid protests to open up, some worry the worst is yet to come.
Bullock: Montana bars, restaurants, retail business to reopen soon
Statesman editorial: Rallies and dodgeball won’t solve Idaho’s real problem of getting back to work
A second wave of coronavirus looks unavoidable in Utah, despite our advantages
Second wave of coronavirus: Winter outbreak is likely to be more devastating, CDC director warns
The end of 'energy dominance'
Historic oil rout breaks shale, Trump’s energy dominance Historic oil rout breaks shale, Trump’s energy dominance
Oil industry braces for devastation
Colorado oil industry braces for fallout as prices fall below zero for first time ever
What does oil's negative price mean for Wyoming?
North Dakota searches for oil production salve amid outbreak
Plunging oil prices point to ‘deep collapse’ in sector, drilling firm CEO warns
Meanwhile…
GAO finds thousands of unused drilling permits
Puzzling over reopening parks
Yellowstone staff struggles with how to reopen park; seasonal staff cut for now Yellowstone staff struggles with how to reopen park; seasonal staff cut for now
The road to reopening Glacier National Park
National parks hold conference call to discuss COVID-19 action
Earlier today…
Trump says national parks to start reopening as states relax coronavirus restrictions
What else we're reading today
They were there as the modern environmental movement began. As Earth Day turns 50, they say the planet's problems have gotten worse.
Coronavirus emergency aid has become its own disaster in Indian Country
'A big deal': Keystone XL ruling could threaten other pipelines
EPA knocks Wyoming plan to bar public’s water pollution data
A space elk named Monique
Report: Washington’s wolf population grows at least 11% in 2019
Virus vacationers
Inside the ACLU lawsuit against Idaho's transphobic school sports law
Idaho gun sales rose after Obama election, school shootings. This is coronavirus’ impact.
McClatchy just acquired the assets of a Colorado nonprofit news outlet and will launch a new iteration
Montana Free Press expands staff and welcomes a new board member
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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