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By Mountain West News • Issue #314 • View online

Sounding alarms around the withering West
They sounded alarms about a coming Colorado River crisis. But warnings went unheeded
See an up-close view of Great Salt Lake’s shrinking shoreline
Commentary: This is not a drought. This is aridification.
Parched soils 'continue to deteriorate' as Colorado’s high plains wait for rain
Colorado’s rafting industry navigates shrinking river water levels as smaller snowpack melts faster
Upper Basin states layout plan to help the Colorado River, but still say Lower Basin needs to chip in more
Water hazards
Golf courses on Colorado’s Eastern Plains face existential challenge as drought tees off
With the Great Salt Lake in peril, are golf courses a luxury Utah can no longer afford?
From the fire lines
Climate change is punishing the Colorado River—and fueling devastating wildfires on the basin
Fire sale
As wildfire threats grow, there’s a booming business in defensible space
Thousands of Mountain West homes have wooden roofs vulnerable to wildfire
Wildfire threat becomes tool to fight home builders
Fatal Larimer County flood caused by 20-minute downpour on burn scar
The key to protecting Yosemite’s sequoias from wildfires? More fire
It's getting harder for forests to recover from disasters
Over a barrel
How oil companies endlessly avoid cleanup costs
Oil and gas continues to drive New Mexico's economy, state tax revenue
EIA: Oil output in Permian to rise in August to highest on record
U.S. oil, gas trump renewable energy in public land leasing, report shows
The crude marriage of oil drilling and bitcoin mining gets a wary eye from Adams County
Why did Utah oil shale developers give away priceless water rights?
Alberta’s energy ‘war room’ hires a new fighter
Dispatches from the energy transition
To get workers into electric cars, this Utah CEO is leading the charge
Xcel pays Colorado solar homeowners 8 cents for their extra electricity. Then charges neighbors 17 cents to use it.
Solar surge on the Western Slope
A triumph for wind on the 'gangplank'
Pattern Energy buys 3GW SunZia transmission project to deliver wind energy from New Mexico to Arizona
BLM approves construction of Arizona-to-California power line
Headlines across Indian Country
How a conservative U.S. network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada
Indigenous people from Canada, U.S., meet in Saskatoon to sign treaty aiming to restore bison
Haaland races to recover 'brutal' history of U.S. Native American boarding schools
Intergovernmental working group meets to address violence against Indigenous women
'We have no specialized care here': Reservations struggle with limited prenatal care
‘Lucky I even made it’: Native Americans face barriers accessing lifesaving maternal care
Uranium mill in San Juan County is getting a boost from DOE
‘Daughter of a Lost Bird’ and the complexities of Indigenous identity
Embodying sovereignty through Native stories
Squeezing in
'Let's try something new' meets the national housing squeeze
How many people can the Treasure Valley's water supply support? It's complicated.
Camp Hope residents built a community. Its future is not in their control.
Here’s how the Front Range housing market slowed over a few weeks as interest rates rose
Buying frenzy slows but home prices remain sky-high in Colorado mountain towns
If we’re paying half a billion to get people up the canyon, there’s one thing we need, Editorial Board writes
What else we're reading today
As the planet cooks, climate stalls as a political issue
Biden considers issuing climate emergency declaration, sources say
With plastics found in Colorado's snowpack, researchers ask: 'Is no place sacred?'
In Flathead Lake, maintaining healthy nutrient levels is a balancing act
Endangered salmon will swim in California river for first time in 80 years
Conservation groups offer alternate plan for Colorado wolf reintroduction that limits killing after livestock losses
Cyclist camping in western Montana was victim of rare predatory grizzly attack
The most destructive forest pest in North America is now in Oregon
Visitation down (slightly) at 'Mighty Five' national parks
Opinion: Antiquities Act and the Wyoming-sized legal loophole
Colorado's marijuana sales decline for the twelfth month in a row
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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