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The rural coronavirus surge

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Rockies Today

April 8 · Issue #105 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

The rural coronavirus surge
Coronavirus was slow to spread to rural America. Not anymore. Coronavirus was slow to spread to rural America. Not anymore.
Meanwhile…
The COVID-19 crisis is going to get much worse when it hits rural areas
Wyoming and Utah among states resisting stay-at-home orders
A ‘liberty’ rebellion in Idaho threatens to undermine coronavirus orders
Pockets of rural America are less vulnerable to economic fallout—for now
Rural hospitals floundering—and now comes COVID-19
For rural Montana hospitals facing COVID-19, crimped cash flow and staffing challenges For rural Montana hospitals facing COVID-19, crimped cash flow and staffing challenges
Coronavirus threatens survival of U.S. rural hospitals on frontlines of crisis
Rural U.S. hospitals struggle as coronavirus pandemic creeps closer
Wyoming Sen. Barrasso seeks lifeline for rural hospitals as revenues decline
'Smallpox 2020'
Blackfeet Nation fears impact of COVID-19 in Montana Blackfeet Nation fears impact of COVID-19 in Montana
More from Indian Country:
Fort Peck tribes report two COVID-19 cases
Navajo Nation: Fears of hunger as COVID-19 lockdown to intensify
A school on Navajo Nation stayed open. Then people started showing symptoms.
Coronavirus reporting complicated by lack of street addresses on the Navajo Nation
Virus takes hold in tiny Native American communities
Specter of pandemic dire for tribes fighting for federal recognition
Can coal survive?
Can coal survive the coronavirus? Can coal survive the coronavirus?
Meanwhile…
Wyoming coal production falls again in first quarter, new data shows
Peabody Energy reduces workforce at three Powder River Basin mines
Water from retired coal plants could help endangered fish in the Yampa River
More energy news:
Infrastructure workers nervous safety guidelines fall short amid COVID-19
Keystone XL construction begins in U.S. as court hearing looms next week
Permian oil and gas methane emissions are triple EPA estimates. What does that mean for Colorado’s efforts
EIA forecasts U.S. oil boom will reverse amid coronavirus disruption
Wind industry facing COVID-19 rushes to tax credit finish line
More paper cuts
More Wyoming newspapers cut amid falling profit, soaring news demand More Wyoming newspapers cut amid falling profit, soaring news demand
Postmedia warns of salary cuts in response to COVID-19 crisis
Public radio stations chug on during pandemic
Critical in a public health crisis, COVID-19 has hit local newsrooms hard
Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirus
Fundraisers to help laid-off and furloughed journalists are springing up across the U.S.
What else we're reading today
Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl who inspired the CBD movement, dies from coronavirus
Colorado growers face 'risk like we have never faced before' as coronavirus puts up labor walls
Local leaders shut down popular recreation sites, campgrounds in Grand Staircase, San Rafael Swell, other hiking hot spots
Sparing no sector, virus hammers outdoor recreation in Butte, western Montana
Coronavirus and the end of the road in Cooke City, Montana
Climate change has doubled extreme fire weather days in California, study shows
Montana's Public Service Commission votes down climate change forum
Lynx numbers are in decline in the West
Wildlife may turn up in unusual places because of increased human activity at open-space parks
What the caribou taught me about being together, and apart
Silence of the climate watchdogs
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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