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Trouble downstream

Rockies Today
Trouble downstream
By Mountain West News • Issue #292 • View online

Confluence of crises imperil Western rivers
River in peril: A series on the Big Hole
Colorado River named the most endangered in the U.S. by conservation group
Endangered rivers plagued by pollution, climate change, and outdated management
Snake River headwater reservoirs on track for low levels this fall
Climate activists put bull's-eye on Snake River hydropower dams
Colorado's attorney general wades into murky river dispute that could upend access to rivers, streams
To helm the BLM
Cows, coal and climate change: A Q&A with the new BLM director
BLM to resume oil and gas leasing, charge higher fees
Feds schedule long-awaited oil and gas lease sale, cut Wyoming options by a third
Utah Sen. Mike Lee proposes selling BLM land to address affordable housing crisis
SITLA pleads for Legislature’s approval of Bears Ears land swap
Dispatches from the energy transition
How the Great Salt Lake soon could be powering your phone, computer and car
The clean-power megaproject held hostage by a ranch and a bird
Utilities want to convert coal plants to nuclear; skeptics abound
The Pentagon is sending a new nuclear design to Idaho
How mining for clean energy could undermine Biden's environmental justice goals
Xcel Energy, parties discuss possible earlier retirement for Pueblo coal plant
Wyoming CCUS mandate could spike monthly bills by $100
New Mexico’s Democrats offer an energy lesson for the party
Energy transition will be challenging in era of public protests, regulatory hurdles: experts
Comings and goings
Return of the eels
Montana, Forest Service to proceed with critical Yellowstone cutthroat trout conservation project
Scientists map more than 100 big game migration routes across the West
Forty-nine bison culled from the Yellowstone population this winter season
U.S. wildlife officials aim to address illegal wolf killings
Jaguars could return to the Southwest—but only if they have pathways to move north
Up and away
Report: Missoula housing prices saw record increase in 2021
Montana State University report sheds light on newcomers to Treasure State
Welcome to America's new 'Zoomtowns'
Three cities, three counties, three growth hot spots in the Treasure Valley
The latest on affordable housing initiatives in Ketchum
Kanab is caught between a housing crunch and a tourist boom
Vail Resorts plans big investment in affordable housing. Town of Vail promises a fight.
What else we're reading today
'It's about cultural survival'
'Social enterprises': Northern Cheyenne nonprofit makes powerful push for economic development
Drones are setting down roots in wildfire-scarred landscapes
Judge mulls delay in corner-crossing trial, rejects ‘gag order’
Home court for Colorado climate lawsuits
Hail, fire and drought: Colorado behind only Kansas in spike of major disasters past 20 years
Shrinking glaciers and melting ice: Mountain guides have a front-row seat to winter’s woes
Colorado’s independent ski areas are thriving in the shadow of dueling, consolidating resort giants
Barrels burn all night at Western Slope orchards as farmers try to save crop from spring freeze
The looming crash facing down B.C.’s forest industry
Canada climate goals set high hurdle for Suncor oil sands mine extension
Megan Kate Nelson saw a natural jewel, and a metaphor, in 'Saving Yellowstone'
The nuclear missile next door
Ken Doctor: 18 months after launching a local news company (in an Alden market), here’s what I’ve learned
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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