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To cover Indian Country
By Mountain West News • Issue #242 • View online

Reporting with an Indigenous lens
It's not easy to cover Indian Country. Here's why you must.
‘The Modern West’ explores how Indigenous America confronts pandemics
Media fascination with the Petito mystery looks like racism to some Native Americans
Indigenous college faculty and students lead the removal of racist panels in Colorado
Across the U.S., states are reckoning with the need for Indigenous education
How 'Reservation Dogs' is opening up a crucial conversation about suicide in Indigenous communities
Indigenous voices are changing the film industry. 'Canada needs to sit, listen and watch.'
From care packages to cultural identity, We Are Navajo project reaches beyond the Navajo Nation to global audience
Longmont and Northern Arapaho Tribe form a first-of-its-kind sister city union
Scarce credit hinders homeownership on tribal land
First Nations student reprimanded after not standing for 'O Canada'
Could Interior replace offensive place names faster?
Deb Haaland, a living testament
On the livability crisis
Some mountain towns are eyeing Vancouver-style vacancy taxes. Could it help address housing crises?
An end of unfettered growth for short-term rentals in Colorado’s resort communities
As mountain home prices rise, Vail turns to deed restriction program to help with affordability
Ski towns, stop catering to the ultrarich
Salt Lake City holds out an $8M carrot in hopes of luring more affordable housing
Available resources still failing to curb Boise-area evictions spike
Motel of last resort
With reservations
Crowded national parks have turned to reservations. Some are considering keeping them.
Love the national parks? Get ready for them to heat up.
Study: Dispersing recreation makes matters worse
9 numbers that explain the BLM’s headquarters boomerang back to D.C.
Hitting the gas
NorthWestern changes Laurel power plant plans
An electric future? Natural gas proponents won’t go without a fight
Colorado regulators fine Denver-based oil, gas company $2M for violations
Colorado Democrats urge the EPA to take a tougher stance on methane from oil and gas drilling
Addressing methane: Learning from Colorado
What else we're reading today
There's a 1-in-3 chance Lake Powell won't be able to generate hydropower in 2023 due to drought conditions, new study says
EIA expects U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought
Federal judge rejects much of Ute Tribe’s water-rights lawsuit
WHO says air pollution caps should be much tougher in Colorado, U.S.
Smokescreen: Are Colorado officials countering misinformation on smog—or hiding behind it?
Dakota Access review 'gravely off track,' tribes say in calling for fresh start
With Trident’s McCall land swap stalled, Idaho conservation group floats recreation plan
92 Bridger mine layoffs have been anticipated for years
Jackson Hole’s pronghorn population ascends well past modern-day record
Opinion: The hero myth of wildland firefighting
Philanthropists pledge $5 billion to save threatened species
Rockies Today is curated 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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